A collection of paintings by Cork artist Jennifer McAuliffe is now on exhibit at The Montenotte Hotel until July 2021, as part of the hotel’s thriving artist in residence programme to support Irish artistic talent.

Jennifer McAuliffe is a Cork artist who graduated from Crawford College of Art, Cork in 2003. She experiments with styles, from traditional landscape to more impressionistic abstract work as well as plein air painting. The title of her exhibition at The Montenotte Hotel is “The Precious Hours” which pays homage to the time spent with her creativity during the Covid19 lockdowns during 2020.

Commenting on her new collection of paintings, on exhibit at The Montenotte, Jennifer said “the inspiration behind the collection was when everything stopped, there was time. I appreciated, more than ever, precious time with the people I loved, when we could visit houses, precious time spent in nature, precious time spent in my own creativity finding solace in my art. My colourful abstract water lilies are inspired by places in nature, but are more about the enjoyment of paint, piling on layers of gorgeous oil paint, watching colours marble together, I added gold for it’s magic, and how it changes in the light”

General Manager of The Montenotte Hotel, Brian Bowler said, “Jennifer’s paintings are a stunning memento of the times we live in, the joy of paint and the peace found in creativity. We are proud to support local Irish artists whilst also bringing unique and interesting works of art to the hotel for our guests and visitors to appreciate when it is safe to do so in the coming months as we reopen.”

The Montenotte Hotel’s artist in residence programme is run in association with The Gallery Kinsale, and all paintings on display are available to purchase from TheGalleryKinsale.com

Jennifer McAuliffe Bio: 

Jennifer McAuliffe is an Irish painter, based in Cork.
She is an oil painter and works on gesso panels. She loves creating art and helping others to learn the skills. Landscape, old streets, sea, and rivers are her thing.
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