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