Updated: Aug 23
(Dublin 3, May 1rst 2023)
Emerging artist Clémence Prosen will present a major exhibition of artworks at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Co. Dublin, a few days after showcasing her Surface Pattern Designs in New York City at Surtex.
May is a busy month for artist, designer and calm-life advocate, Clémence Prosen. Indeed, from May 9th to May 10th, Clémence will present her Surface Pattern Designs at Surtex, in New York City. Surtex is the global sourcing destination for retailers, manufacturers and licensees seeking unique art for commercial use. Clemence’s designs are inspired by her original watercolours and digital drawings and focus on floral and joyful abstract themes. She will exhibit 48 designs and collections in collaboration with Patternfield, a platform for Designers and Buyers, at their booths.
Just a few days after Surtex, Clémence will be presenting the Art Exhibition “Sand and Land” with emerging artist Rebecca Fitzsimons. After meeting in early 2022, during one of Clémence’s exhibitions, and connecting through their love of art and nature, Rebecca Fitzsimons and Clemence Prosen co-organized the first Franco-Irish Art Exhibition in 2022, and will now present their third exhibition together. “Sand and Land” celebrates their love for nature, through gorgeous landscapes and seascapes.
" 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 60 paintings in oils and watercolours forming the centerpiece of the exhibition. The viewer will first walk through lands, fields, flowers and castles, before reaching the smooth feeling of sand against the agitated or sometimes so calm sea.
These artworks are described by Prosen and Fitzsimons as windows to joyful and peaceful moments, inspired by Irish landscapes. The artists both have very colourful and soft brushstrokes, expressing passion and serenity for the subjects they bring to life through their paintings.
In addition to the original oil paintings, the exhibition will be supported by Prosen and Fitzsimons’ Art Prints, Home accessories under the brand “Calm Space”: cushions (including the much loved “Woolly the Sheep”), blankets, candles, mindful cards, and Greeting Cards.
Prosen is very excited to show her work in New York City and Dublin at the Exhibition ”Sand and Land’’. She is looking forward to meeting and interacting with buyers and art lovers.
Surtex will open from May 9th to May 10th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, New York City. The Art Exhibition will be open from May 12th to May 19th, at the Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park (Clontarf, Co. Dublin) from 10 am to 5 pm. The Entry to the Exhibition is Free.
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Clémence Prosen is a self-taught 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 and 2020. Then, she showed her paintings at the Group Exhibitions Signal Art Open 2019 & 2022, Culture Night Samelah – Le Cheile 2021 and Art Source 2021, the Berkeley Gallery in 2022, and the Red Stables in 2022 and 2023.
Rebecca Fitzsimons is an Irish visual artist who divides 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 painting practice, 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 vary in 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: May 12th – March 19th
Friday, May 19th – 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday to Thursday - 10 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, May 19th - 10 am - 4:00 pm