Poilin Mc Gowan


Póilín Mc Gowan

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Email: poilinmcgowan@gmail.com

Póilín Mc Gowan was born in Sligo in 1982 and grew up in the rural community of Maugherow.   She completed her Fine Art Degree in Sligo I.T and a Higher Diploma in Art Education in Limerick I.T.  Since then she has exhibited in both group and solo shows around the country including the Hyde Bridge and Hamilton Galleries in her home town of Sligo.

Her passion for the land and the sea is very evident in her work, depicting feeling, change and mood of her surroundings, connecting both water and earth together.  She views these landscapes and seascapes as an endless source of inspiration which continues to pull and entice her into exploring her work practice through her feeling and imagination.

Her style is semi abstract and this opens up her painting methods to manipulate the ever-changing nature of the subject.  This allows her sensitive creativity to explore and develop the finished piece.

Póilín has taught various art groups and has worked with MSLETB, Bealtaine and the Lilly Lolly Festivals whilst painting seascapes and landscapes all year round.  If you would like to see more of Póilín’s work, her paintings are available at the Open Door Gallery and Studio in Rathcormack Craft Village, Co. Sligo.  There she shares a working studio with Tanis Gordon Smith where both artists host a variety of classes and workshops for both children and adults.  They also have a gallery display of both their work.  Póilín also has a collection of work in the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo which represents her locally.  


Póilín Mc Gowan - Ballyconnell Surf 

Póilín Mc Gowan - Beyond Eves Plain

Póilín Mc Gowan - Rain Promised 


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