Edith McClelland aea uwa wcsi

Edith McClelland
uswa wcsi aea

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A recipient of many awards, both local and international, and an elected member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland [WCSI] and the Ulster Society of Women Artists [UWA], Edith is also a founding member of the Art Eireann Group of Artists [AEA] and is well known for her expressive, strong watercolour and dramatic oil paintings which are keenly sought after.

 

Edith’s paintings are featured in Kennedy Publishing’s book, “The Best of Worldwide Water Media Artists”, due for release Autumn 2012, and was published in the 2013 hardback edition of "International Contemporary Art". Her work can be found in numerous private collections worldwide and she has exhibited widely throughout the Middle East, London and Ireland. A qualified Interior & Lighting Designer, Edith was involved in the exciting world of theatre stage set and programme design and regularly donates commissioned paintings to raise funds for various cancer and children's charities as well as the RNLI and Community Rescue, CRS. and has gifted work to the Breast Screening Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital.  She is also an art tutor, currently running watercolour, acrylic and oil painting classes, as well as art workshops in her SeaView Gallery Studio .  Her work  hangs in the prestigious permanent collection of the WCSI which is located at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

 

Born in Ballymoney  and a native of Ballycastle, Edith worked and lived in the Middle East for many years.  She is widely travelled but happiest at home in her Ballycastle studio. As a visual artist and art tutor, she strongly believes that the learning process never ceases, like everything else in life, the harder you work, the more you learn and ultimately achieve.  It is an incredibly satisfying process.

 

In her own words, I had my first commission at the age of twelve and, in spite of a demanding family life and a career in computer administration and management, I always made time for art, painting to commission and participating in various exhibitions.  I have been drawing and painting since I could hold a brush and am passionate about my work, particularly with all aspects of marine painting.  To capture the endless energy and movement of the sea would be one of my more challenging goals and I spend hours in this pursuit.  The stunning Irish landscapes and coastlines surrounding my studio are amongst some of the most visually exciting anywhere in the world  – an artist’s dream”.