(Dublin 3, October 15th 2023)
Renowned local artists Clémence Prosen and Rebecca Fitzsimons are coming back to the Red Stables in November and December. They are regulars of the exceptional Exhibition Room at the Red Stables in Clontarf. Last October, they were presenting the Franco-Irish Exhibition, and a large majority of visitors asked: “Will you be back closer to Christmas?”. By popular demand, they are back!
From October 30th to the 5th and from December 11th to the 17th, Clémence and Rebecca who are prolific and talented artists will respectively present two different exhibitions “Forest, Land & Sea“ and “All is Calm”.
Clémence Prosen is a French-born full-time artist, ex-engineer, painting in Ireland and Rebecca Fitzsimons is an Irish retired teacher, painting in Paris and Ho Chi Minh.
The exhibitions will each feature more than 70 paintings in oils, watercolours forming the centerpiece of the exhibition.
" 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.
These artworks are described by Prosen and Fitzsimons as windows to peaceful moments, simple moments of life, inspired by Irish, French and Vietnamese sceneries.
Prosen and Fitzsimons are very excited to come back to the Red Stables, to show their work, and to meet and interact with the community.
“We would like to thank Dublin City Council for their support. The Red Stables is an amazing and unique location for artists and DCC has been amazing by making it available to us, artists, to share our art and meet people who resonate with it and who sometimes bring a piece to their home. It is a rare location, and, as a full-time artist, it is an essential place for me, to be able to sell my art and live from my art.”, shared Artist Clémence Prosen.
In addition to the original oil paintings, the exhibition will be supported by ideal artsy and calming Christmas Gifts: Art Prints (limited and open edition), Greeting Cards, Calendar 2024, and the Home Accessories and Mindful products made by Clémence Prosen under the brand Calm Space, especially Clémence’s popular calming Cushion “Woolly the Sheep”.
“We will also be running a raffle throughout the exhibitions to raise funds for two worthy charities: Laura Lynn (Ireland’s Children Hospice) and Institute Curie (Paris-based cancer research and treatment). These causes are important to us.”, shared Rebecca Fitzsimons.
The Exhibition will be open from October 29th to November 5th, and from December 11th to the 17th, at the Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park (Clontarf, Co. Dublin) from 10 am to 5 pm. The Entry to the Exhibition is Free. They are dog-friendly exhibitions.
Clémence Prosen is a self-taught visual artist, a surface pattern designer and 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, 2020 and 2023. Then, she showed her paintings at the Group Exhibitions Signal Art Open 2019 & 2022, Culture Night Samelah – Le Cheile 2021 and Art Source, and the Berkely Gallery in 2022 and 2023. She has her products in 7 different stockists around the country, and more to come.
Rebecca Fitzsimons is an Irish visual artist who has divided her time between Paris and Dublin since she retired 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.
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.
Location: The Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Co. Dublin. Free parking.
Dates: October 29th - November 5th, and December 11th - 17th
Opening Times: 10 am - 5:00 pm (except Monday: 12 pm – 5 pm)