Ailbhe Barrett

 

Artist Biography
Ailbhe, the eldest of three professional artist sisters was home schooled to age 18; from there, took up painting full time. Ailbhe's works are mainly based on the Irish landscape and has gained an enormous reputation for her skills in copper=plated and spitbite etching.The current series of work describe the dormant landscape, highlighted in the recent severe winters in Ireland. Latterly she studied printmaking, in Limerick Printmakers and Graphic Studio Dublin, exploring the relationship between etching, drawing and painting, the important place print. She champions the place print  has had in contemporary art and throughout its history, as well as its place in her own body of work.
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