Uplifting art exhibition at Nenagh Library

Talented artist Susan Cronin is exhibiting her work at Nenagh Library for the month of February.

Originally from Cork, Susan relocated to Nenagh as a young child. She grew up in the village of Carney and attended school in Puckane and Borrisokane, where she did art as a Leaving Certificate subject. 
Although she was interested in drawing as a teenager, life got in the way. After training as a hairdresser, she left Ireland in 1986, travelling to London to pursue her career. She returned to Ireland after a few years, continuing her work as a hairdresser and later bringing up her three daughters. She has most recently worked as a carer.
Susan renewed her interest in art three years ago when she picked up a paintbrush to try her hand at oil painting, thus fulfilling a long held ambition to paint. She took to this medium immediately, displaying a natural talent and flair. In the past three years she has developed a distinctive style, both as a landscape painter and a portrait artist.
Her landscapes, typically of Irish countryside and coastal scenes, have an uplifting quality and her portraits have evolved to capture not just a physical likeness of her subjects but also their inner emotional  world. Susan currently juggles her role as a mother, her studies as a trainee psychotherapist, and her ever growing talent and passion for painting. Her exhibition will run in Nenagh Library for the month of February.