About The Artist

Margaret Kent WCSI, UWS, IPAP

Painting and Drawing Diploma (Distinction)


My paintings are an emotional response to the way I see my subject and I portray them as such. I invite you to experience the connection and emotion that has inspired me to paint what I do.

For many years I painted en plein air but currently, I am enjoying pushing the boundaries to slightly less representational paintings and more contemporary work.

Awards

  • 2019 Winner of The Irish Arts Review Award at the Watercolour Society of Ireland annual exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery.
  • 2018 Bronze Award winner at the Art in the open festival & competition
  • 2017 Third prize winner at the Daler Rownay Artist Info Artist of the year International awards in the UK
  • 2017 Prizewinner in the Totally Abstract Contest at Artist Info UK
  • 2013 Elected as Signature member of international plein air painters
  • 2012 Prizewinner at the Virginia 400 Plein air festival
  • 2010 Winner of the FB Stevens Award at the UWS exhibition in Belfast
  • 2009 Winner of the Watercolour and Oil categories in the Burren Outdoor Landscape Painting Competition.
  • 2008 Peoples choice prize winner at the Plein Air Festival Painting, Wexford
  • 2007 Oil category & overall winner of the Burren Outdoor Painting Competition
  • 2006 Highly commended in the Artist Magazine Painting Exhibition in England
  • 2001 A prize winner in The Schoellershammer London Graphic Art Competition

Exhibitions

  • The Watercolour Society of Ireland annually
  • Wexford Festival of Opera at the Talbot Hotel annually
  • The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club annually

Collections

  • The University of Limerick
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Hertz Ireland
  • The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
  • New Ross Town Council
  • His Excellency the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland
  • HSE Wexford General Hospital
  • The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
  • Kilmokea House & Gardens
  • NVD Hew Ross
  • Wexford County Council