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Nicola Lynch Morrin
Nicola Lynch Morrin graduated from of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with Distinction in 1987 and has been a winner of the prestigious RDS Dr. Murial Gahan Scholarship. In October 2011 she received the Dart Award for a work of distinction in The Watercolour Society of Ireland 157th Exhibition. She has had six successful solo exhibitions and has exhibited widely in many group exhibitions including the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Royal Academy Ulster (RUA), Oireachtas, Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Claremorris Open Exhibition and many others. In 2005 Nicola was selected to participate in The Spring Grasses Project, Kentucky, USA - a cross cultural collaboration of professional artists and art administrators.
Her work is represented in many private and public collections including AIB Bank, the Office of Public Works, Irish Life, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Irish Life, IAWS Plc and The Mater Private Hospital. Nicola is currently a serving director on the board of the Graphic Studio Dublin, a committee member of The Water Colour Society of Ireland, a member of The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and Festival Arts Officer for the Dunlavin Festival of Arts exhibition.
'My work has its origins in where I am - my surroundings, my garden. It is inspired by the natural world - its beauty, its hospitality, its contrasts, its surprises. Art has the power to make one see things in a new light - to rediscover the beauty of the everyday - a flower, a leaf. I have learnt that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen. I am constantly engaged by the effects of light and shade. Some of my recent work explores the tensions between light and dark, being particularly sensitive to the subtleties of light and the qualities of reflection.
I work in a close-up realist mode often characterized by meticulous attention to detail. Savoring my subject matter I try to reveal the beauty and fascination of the ordinary and present each image as a jewel to be treasured.'
2015 Silver medal for etching, Bloom Floral & Botanical Art Exhibition, Dublin
2011 Dart Award for work of Distinction in The Water Colour Society of Ireland - 157th Exhibition
2005 Irish artist selected to participate in The Spring Grasses Cross Cultural Collaboration Project, Kentucky, USA
1988 RDS Crafts Competition, Muriel Gahan Scholarship
1987 RDS Crafts Competition, 1st prize & Certificate of Merit
1986 RDS Crafts Competition, Certificate of Merit & Commendation
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