Ailbhe, is a self-taught artist who was home schooled in her native county Limerick.
Awards: ESB Keating Medal and Award, RHA annual exhibition 2018
Solo exhibition: “Infusions”, Graphic Studio Gallery 2017
” Infusions” Draíocht November 2017
Selected Group exhibitions”: RHA Annual 2010/2018
Her images are not however the landscapes of a locale or a particular place, but rather the suggestion of a mood, the evocation of a place that captures her imagination. It is not surprising that Turner was an early inspiration in the way he transformed the world into something far more atmospheric than it is by his bravura manipulation of paint. So too with Ailbhe. Two trees side by side, hedgerows and fields, a bend in the river, distant mountains shimmer in a haze of memory made manifest by her mastery.