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2019 May

Wins Award at the RHA Annual Exhibition    

Awarded the Hanely Energy Sustainability Energy Excellence Award for a landscape of distinction at this years 189th RHA Annual Exhibition 2019 for his painting 'Moonlight, Lugnaquilla'.

Exhibition continues at RHA Gallager Gallery, Ely Place until 10th August 2019.

Shay RHA Award

Artist with 'Moonlight, Lugnaquilla'

2018 July

Boyle Arts Festival    

Invited to exhibit in main exhibition "Gathering" at King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

19th July - 26th August. www.boylearts.com

Woodland Veil

‘'Visitors’, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60cm

 

2018 June

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by Invited Artists, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo   

In response WB Yeat's poem about the 1st World War.

13th June - 24th November 2018 www.hamiltongallery.ie

A Lonely Impulse of Delight

‘A lonely impulse of delight’, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20cm, Hamilton Gallery

 

2017 June

Solo Exhibition at the Blue Door Gallery, Dunlavin Festival of Arts 2017   

The exhibition of Recent Paintings features landscapes from Wicklow and Sligo,
oils on canvas accompanied by small works on paper.

The Festival will be opened by MEP Brian Hayes at 7pm on Friday 16th June.

Exhibition continues over the weekend 12am - 6pm Sat and Sun.

Woodland Veil

‘Keadeen’, acrylic on fabriano, 20 x 22cm

 

2015 October

‘NEW WORKS’  Solo Exhibition at The Hyde Bridge Gallery, (Yeats Memorial Building) Sligo   

My solo exhibition titled ‘New Works’ features a series of paintings based on the Hidden Glen at the foot of Knocknarea in county Sligo, and an old garden loft from my homeplace in Dublin which holds many childhood memories. Also included are some small coastal landscapes from Sligo. To be opened by author Eoin McNamee at 7pm on Tuesday 20th October 2015

Exhibition runs from 20th - 31st October Hours : Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm www.yeatssociety.com

Woodland Veil

‘Woodland Veil’ 2015, Solo Exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo
Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

 

Garden Bench

‘Garden Bench ’ 2015, Solo Exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo
Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

 

2013 September

Work selected for this year's Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition

Seamus' painting "Russborough I" has been selected for this years RUA Annual Exhibition
18th October 2013- 5th January 2014

For more see www.royalulsteracademy.org

Russborough

‘Russborough I’ 2013, RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum
Oil on board, 22 x 25 cm

 

2013 August

Kilkenny Arts Festival, Group Show at The Blackbird Gallery

Seamus has been invited to particpate in this years Kilkenny Arts Festival, he will be showing
a selection of new work in a group exhibition at The Blackbird Gallery.
9th - 18th August

Jorgensen Fine Art, Summer Show

New work on display as part of the Summer Show, 25th July - 24th August
www.jorgensenfineart.com

 

2013 January

All Ireland Group Show, Gordon Gallery, Derry, UK City of Culture 2013

Seamus was invited to participate in the All Ireland Group Show of paintings at the Gordon Gallery
in Derry as part the UK City of Culture 2013 programme.
18th January - 23rd Febuary.
For details see: www.gordon-gallery.com

 

2012 June

Solo Exhibition, "Above Hollywood" at The Blue Door Gallery, Dunlavin Festival of Arts 2012

Seamus is having a Solo Exhibition as part of this year’s festival exhibition programme. The work on show will be a selection of recent paintings titled "Above Hollywood". The exhibitions to be opened by Mark Deering (Sky Ireland) at 7pm on Fri. 15th June and run over the weekend Fri 15th – 17th June.

Shallows

‘Shallows, King's River’ 2012, Solo Exhibition, Dunlavin
Oil on board, 22 x 25cm

 

2012 May

Work Selected for this year’s RHA Annual Exhibition

Seamus’s painting “Intruders” (See Gallery) has been selected for this years RHA Annual Exhibition. Exhibition runs from 29th May to 18th August 2012
For details see: www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

2011 December

Winner of First Prize at the 2nd International Falconry Festival Art Competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

As a selected finalist, Seamus was sponsored to attend the International Falconry Festival in Abu Dhabi from 10th to the 18th Dec, where he went on to win First Prize for his painting ‘Surprise Encounter’ (See Gallery) in the International Art Competition. There were many activities during the week long festival, which was shared between Desert Camp at Ramah, and the Festival Site at Al-Jahili Fort in the city of Al Ain, where the exhibition was held. Highlights included hunting with falcons on camels at desert camp, falcon racing, saluki racing, conferences, lectures, workshops, falconry displays, art exhibition, culminating in the Grand Parade of Nations with seventy five countries represented. A truly international festival hosted by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, and the Emirates Falconers Club. A most memorable week was had, where new friends were made in a unique sharing of cultures in the celebration of art and the art of falconry.The winning painting ‘Surprise Encounter’ which sold is destined for the USA.

The artist being presented with first prize at Al-Jahili Fort

 

2011 September

2nd International Falconry Festival Art Competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2011.

The artist has been selected as a finalist in the 2nd International Falconry Festival Art Competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE for his painting ‘Surprise Encounter’ (See Gallery) With over 70 countries participating in the festival, the exhibition takes place in Al Ain Jahili Fort, United Arab Emirates, 11th – 18th Dec. See below recently launched limited edition Giclee Print of the selected painting.

 

2011 August

Now Available
Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Print of original oil painting ‘Surprise Encounter’

Giclee print on matt fine art Hahnemuhle rag 308 gsm paper
Individully numbered and signed by the artist
Limited to Edition of 85, Size: 16ins x 20ins
Price: €175 unframed / €300 Euro framed.

To purchase email : shayobyrne10@hotmail.com

 

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Giclee Print
‘Surprise Encounter’ (peregrine on cock pheasant)

 

 

2011 June

Solo Exhibition of Recent Work at The Blue Door Gallery, Dunlavin Festival of Arts 2011

Seamus is having a Solo Exhibition as part of this year’s festival exhibition programme. The work on show will be a selection of recent paintings in oils and acrylics, depicting his interest in nature, wildlife and the landscape. The exhibitions to be opened by author Jennifer Johnson at 7pm on Fri. 17th June and run over the weekend Fri 17th – 19th June.