Enigmatic Artist Tadhg McSweeney showcases a solo collection

05 March 2008

Tadhg McSweeney is an enigmatic seventy-something artist who has produced a significant oeuvre, yet to be discovered by the art world at large. Educated briefly at NCAD Kildare St., Dublin 1959-60, McSweeney has exhibited in several one person and group exhibitions from 1965 onward.

He has lived and worked in Italy, San Francisco, London and West Cork, having studied and painted fresco as well as working in oils, watercolours and woodcuts. To consider his work in situ is almost like viewing the frames of a roll of film; one is over whelmed by the interpretation and detail of this artist's landscape. The skies are major characters in Tadhg's work: they are conveyed in all forms of mood, tone, depth, hue and saturation.

A relative outsider, McSweeney is proudly presented by the Mcbride Art Gallery.

The Mcbride Gallery is a dynamic art gallery located centrally in Killarney Co. Kerry. The Mcbride Gallery exhibits Irish artists who have achieved innovation and excellence, such as formal education, exhibitions in noted high-art spaces or critical acclaim from collectors, critics and their peers. The gallery was developed by collector Mary Mcbride and entrepreneur Alice Kelliher; with advice provided by renowned collectors of Irish art, Mr. George + the late Mrs. Maura McClelland. The gallery is managed by Joanne McCarthy, BA Fine Art (Limerick School of Art & Design), MA History of Art & Architecture (University of Limerick).