Des Hickey

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Generally working in front of the subject, which ranges broadly across landscape, still life, interior and figurative motifs, he is engaged by the subject associated with a particular short period of time. This has led to the development of the loose, expressive technique characteristic of his work.

STUDY; At NCAD and under Henry Healy RHA, early 1970's

Exhibitions; Extensively in the thirty two counties, including Derry, Belfast, Galway, Clifden, Killarney, Dingle, Kinsale, and Dublin. Group shows include annually with Back Lane Painters, United Artists and Kennedy Gallery summer and Christmas shows. Invited exhibitor, Boyle Arts Festival, 1993, 1994, 1999. Selected shows include RHA Summer Exhibition, most recently 2000, and Oireachtas Annual Art Exhibition. Spectrum, DIT Exhibition, 1997. Dunlavin Arts Festival 2000 and 2001. "Arthur Maderson Selects", Lavit Gallery, Cork, 2001. Art in Action, Townly Hall, Co Meath, Demonstrating Artist, 2000. Last one man show with Suffolk Gallery at Woodward's Fine Art Salesrooms, Cork, 1989. His work is represented in private and public collections (including CRH, Dept Agriculture, Jury's Hotel, Cork, DIT) in Ireland and abroad. Entry in "A Buyer's Guide to Irish Art", Editor Roberta Reeners, Publisher Ashville Media Group, p188

ADMINISTRATION; Member, An Bord, NCAD, 1981/83.

TUTORING; Various short courses including at the Burren Painting School, Co. Clare and Annesbrook, Co. Meath.