Catherine Barron

"I was born in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow and attended Loretto Convent Wexford and Presentation Convent, Bagenalstown. From 1983 to 1985 I studied Visual Communication at Dun Laoighaire School of Art and Design and following college, I travelled in the U.S.A., U.K. and Canary Islands before settling in Dublin working as a freelance illustrator until 1993. I then took up a post in A.P.S.O. as a lecturer in Applied Art & Design at a Teacher Training College in Zimbabwe.

I started to paint in Zimbabwe and after my 2 year contract, I returned to Dublin in 1995. I have produced many wall hangings and large paintings on commission in the 10 years from 1995 to 2005. I have only really started to develop personal vision and direction for my work since then."

For details of Catherine’s exhibition ‘Life’s Funny’ click here