Kathleen Furey is from Galway city, she is a founder member of Artspace Studios, Galway, and the West Shore Studio, Oughterard. She studied painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design graduating in 1984. Her work responds to her experiences and surroundings, explores narrative and image relationships and deals with loss, memory and moments of realisation. Recent work reflects on how information comes to us through marks on a surface, how we discover traces of people who lived before us and how we interpret their stories and histories. Her work has been exhibited both at home and abroad and is included in public and private collections.
‘The landscape we live in interests me. Recently there has been time to explore, to cycle and walk in the landscape, to experience sunrises and sunsets and imagine the lives of people who inhabited the land before us. The fields, hills and waterways we see today may have been the setting for unknowable acts and events at another time. Recent work references history, myth, memory and observation. Processes include painting, drawing and mixed media prints which combine drypoint, collograph, monoprinting and chine collé.’