Laura Browne

Psyche by Laura Browne was our featured exhibition for February 2013. Originally from Wexford Laura now lives in Limerick. "Psyche" is an exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings on show at The Denis Collins Gallery, Custom House Quay Wexford from Saturday 9th February until Saturday 2nd March. The exhibition was officially opened by Dr. Ivor Browne at 8.00pm on Saturday 9th February.

Laura Browne is a native of Wexford who now lives in Limerick city. She holds an honours ATC from the Limerick School of Art and Design and the Purser Griffith Diploma in Art History from Trinity College Dublin. Laura has exhibited nationally with the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Iontas National Small Works, Sligo, Eigse, Carlow and at Boyle Arts Festival and has had many solo exhibitions in Limerick including Limerick County Council Gallery, Georgian House and Newcastle West County Council Gallery.

Laura has been painting full time since 1995 and worked as a professional screen printer in the mid 80s, specialising in print design on silk and on copper and brass. She has been commissioned by the Redemptorist College and Barrington's Hospital, Limerick as well as a mural commission in Toronto, Canada.

The late John Hunt of the Hunt Museum in Limerick, writing in the Limerick Echo, spoke of a remarkable talent, the originality and diversity of her work and a visual language which is very much her own. Laura's work ranges across large scale oil paintings, academic studies, abstract images of masks and totems, watercolours, mono prints, mixed media pieces and, paintings and studies with the human figure at their centre. A strong spiritual sensibility lies at the very heart of Laura Browne's work and creates in the gallery a space for thought and contemplation.

Dr. Ivor Browne opens Laura's exhibition Psyche on Saturday 9th February at 8.00pm. Ivor Browne is a retired Irish psychiatrist, author, former Chief Psychiatrist of the Eastern Health Board, and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at University College Dublin. He is known for his opposition to traditional psychiatry, and his scepticism about psychiatric drugs.

"Psyche" by Laura Browne runs at The Denis Collins Gallery for three weeks from Saturday 9th February. Gallery opening hours are 11.00am to 5.00pm, Wednesday to Saturday.


Top: Psyche - Photograpic Print

Bottom: Night Voyage - Oil on Canvas

It was with great regret we heard that Laura Browne died on 22nd April 2013, it was a great shock to loose Laura so soon after meeting her and after becoming friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

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