Multi-talented Louise goes solo for Limerick exhibition

Artist, musician, and journalist Louise Harrison.

LIMERICK scenes and landscapes are the theme of a solo exhibition by a multi-talented local woman whose work has gained acclaim at showings around the country.

Artist, musician, and journalist Louise Harrison will be showing her work at the Limerick County Library, Crescent Shopping Centre, until September 9.

The exhibition consists of 18 paintings in oils, acrylics, and watercolours, mostly of Limerick city and county with some abstract scenes thrown in for good measure.

During her varied career in music, the written word, and art, Louise told the Limerick Post she has “found that each of these subjects have combined and blended to help in my creativity”.

Louise has studied both music and journalism to BA and MA level, as well as art at Ennistymon Art School.

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The talented polymath worked as a Bunratty Castle entertainer, as well as spending time as a wedding ceremony soloist, and recording and touring with musical ensemble Anúna.

She has lived and breathed Irish music and culture for many years and expresses this through her love of the Irish landscape by blending observation and imagination in her paintings.

“I enjoy working in many mediums, and I love capturing a mood or atmosphere in the work,” she said.

She has exhibited at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, County Clare and Gallery Eleven in Stillorgan, Dublin.

In the summer of 2022, she had three of her paintings chosen as part of ‘The Secret Garden Exhibition’ in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

In December 2022 she was named Artist of the Month for Silks, which included a window display and social media posts of her paintings. In February 2023, Louise had her first solo exhibition at the Adare Heritage Centre and again in April 2023.