Oilbhe Scannell

Oilbhe Scannell was born and raised in Connemara and is a past pupil of Kylemore Abbey School. She received a Batchelor’s Degree in Art and Design from GMIT and for almost 20 years has taught art to children of primary school age. She has been a member of Interface Inagh studio and residency programme for visual artists, dancers, writers and musicians. She has held exhibitions in both Clifden Arts Festival and Connemara Sea Week and taken part in many local group shows. Using natural materials such as ink, pencil, charcoal and wax, and using limited colour, her work examines the transience of human existence and our relationship to the world around us, our fears, hopes and dreams and other nostalgic musings!