French and Irish Artists To Present the Franco-Irish Exhibition 2nd Edition at The Red Stables.
(Dublin 3, August 18th 2022)
From October 2nd through October 8th, renowned emerging local artists Clémence Prosen and Rebecca Fitzsimons will present for the second time the Franco-Irish Exhibition, a major exhibition of French and Irish artworks at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Co. Dublin. They are joined this year by French artist Tania Ericher.
Clémence Prosen is a French-born artist living in Ireland and Rebecca Fitzsimons is an Irish-born artist living in France. Tania is French-born and living in France! They came together to present their Franco-Irish Art exhibition ‘Home and Abroad’ to celebrate the rapprochement of their respective countries, their love for each culture and the beauty of French and Irish nature.
" I think [her] art is very inspirational and captures the essence of calm moments in life and nature. I am especially interested in seeing beauty spots represented in paintings, of a very high standard.’’, said Christine, a collector from Balrothery.
The exhibition will feature more than 70 paintings in oils, watercolours and photographs forming the centerpiece of the exhibition.
These artworks are described by Prosen, Ericher and Fitzsimons as windows to peaceful moments, simple moments of life, inspired by the Irish and French scenery. To make people stop and reflect on their environment, nature and the impact on their mental health.
Ericher, Prosen and Fitzsimons are very excited to show their work at the Exhibition ‘’Home and Abroad’’ and meet and interact with the community for the 2nd Edition of the Franco-Irish Exhibition.
“The first edition, September 2022, was such a blast. People reacted very positively to the exhibition and many pieces were sent to new homes. We had really interesting interactions with more than 1,000 visitors. We wanted to renew the experience and we are very happy to be joined by the talented artist Tania Ericher.”, said Clémence Prosen.
In addition to the original oil paintings, the exhibition will be supported by Art Prints (limited and open edition), Greeting Cards, and the Home Accessories and Mindful products made by Clémence Prosen under the brand Calm Space.
“We will be running a raffle again this year throughout the exhibition to raise funds for two worthy charities: Laura Lynn (Ireland’s Children Hospice) and Institut Curie (Paris-based cancer research and treatment). These causes are important to us.”, shared Rebecca Fitzsimons.
The Exhibition will be open from October 2nd to October 9th, at the Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park (Clontarf, Co. Dublin) from 10 am to 5 pm. The Entry to the Exhibition is Free.
Clémence Prosen is a self-taught artist, a surface pattern designer and a calm-life advocate. After living and working in Europe and Asia in the corporate sector, she moved to Ireland in 2016. Her art developed quickly, inspired by the soothing Irish landscapes and the supportive art culture. She decided to develop her artistic practice, in parallel with her engineering job, and connect locally with artists and organizations to show her art online and offline. As of 2021, she focuses solely on her art and designs.
She had her first solo shows at the Skerries Mills in 2019 and 2020. Then, she showed her paintings at the Group Exhibitions Signal Art Open 2019 & 2022, Culture Night Samelah – Le Cheile 2021, Art Source 2021 and the Berkely Gallery in 2022.
Rebecca Fitzsimons is an Irish visual artist who has divided her time between Paris and Dublin since her retirement from teaching French and English in a North Dublin secondary school. Rebecca has been painting all her life and has taken her artistic pursuit seriously over the past eight years. She is indebted to Irish artists, John Nolan and Róisín O’Farrell whose courses she has undertaken. They are inspirational teachers who have enabled her to develop her creative style.
Rebecca has a daily practice of painting and the Covid lockdown in Paris provided an opportunity to create many of the watercolour paintings you will find in this Franco-Irish exhibition in collaboration with Clémence Prosen.
Her interests are varied in terms of subject matter, including cheerful florals, Parisian scenes, house portraits and commissioned paintings of family groups. She also works in acrylics and water-soluble oils, but her passion is for watercolour.
This collaboration with Clémence in The Red Stables, Clontarf, is Rebecca’s first exhibition and she hopes that the cross-cultural element between these two historically close European countries will be appreciated by all who attend.
Tania Ericher is a painter and photographer. Born in Martinique in 1965, she has been living in Paris for some time now. Passionate about visual arts, she explores drawing, sculpture, painting and photography.
Her way of life is based on experimentation, a never-ending adventure, a semblance of freedom!
Nature remains her main source of inspiration, and she focuses particularly on the gestures and situations of everyday life and the traces we leave on nature.
As a result, she has produced two photographic series, Algua and Fragment which she is looking forward to showing you at her very first exhibition.
As for painting, Tania works with monotypes and explores the technique of rubbing, dimming, and erasing.
This game of subtraction makes her feel like she is becoming a bit of a magician herself, by making shapes appear from this black surface to form her subject.
Using this technique, she created her first collection, "Rencontres", which she will also be presenting in Dublin.
Location: The Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Co. Dublin. Free parking.
Dates: October 2nd – October 8th
Opening Times: 10 am - 5:00 pm (except Monday 2nd: 12 pm – 5 pm)