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Artist - Helen Merrigan Colfer

Helen was born in Co. Wexford, Ireland. She lives & works from her studio in her home at the tip of the Hook Head Peninsula in County Wexford, Ireland. She studied fine art in W.I.T & the Crawford College of Art Ireland 1982-1987: Achieving Hons Diploma Fine Art, Hons H.Dip in Art & Design Ed. She was head of a secondary school art department with a permanent art teaching position & was also employed as a State Art Examiner for the Department of Education & Sciences.

In 2004 she left teaching to pursue a full time career in fine art. She is known for her slender equine sculptures & more recently her unique figurative pieces. Three of her figure sculptures were included in the Royal Ulster Academy 136th Annual Exhibition. Her work process is quite slow using a resin medium built up gradually & hand modeled over steel armatures, each piece is then painted using hand made oil paints before being embedded into their granite base. Every piece is completely unique with no two pieces ever being identical. Her work is owned by people in America, Europe and Ireland. Recent exhibition history: Royal Ulster Academy 136th Annual Exhibition 6th Oct 2017 – 7th Jan 2018 The Model presents Cairde Visual, Sligo Open Submission, July 6th – Aug 5th 2017 (Winner of The Cosgrove Award) Sculpture in Context, National Botanical Gardens Sept-Oct 2017, 2016, 2015 Greenacres Gallery, Wexford Open Submissin Feb-March 2017, 2016, 2015 Greenacres Gallery, Wexford Festival Opera Oct-Nov 2015, 2014 The Hyde Bridge Gallery, Cairde Visual Festival Sligo Open Submission, July 2015 Greenacres Gallery, Wexford Christmas Exhibition 2014

Available Work

Red in X's & O's - £1940 - Sold

Poppy and Pears - £1940 - Sold

White Rabbit - £3840

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