Aideen Monaghan received a Honours Degree in Fine Art / Painting and a Higher Diploma in Art and Design Education from Limerick Institute of Technology. She also received a Higher Diploma in Professional Education Studies from N.U.I. Galway. She is a past winner of the R.D.S. Taylor Award for Fine Art and the Revenue Commissioners’ Purchase Prize. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, France and at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. Her work is held in both private and public collections.
Artist Statement. “My work begins with drawing. I document the world around me in my sketchbooks. These visual diaries then inspire larger mixed media paintings and drawings. My work is rooted in an experience of a time and place. The layers of forms, colours and lines suggest a hidden history. Beauty is subjective and can be found in everyday things. I am fascinated by the power of art to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary”. Aideen