Margaret McGonigle Irish artist, Belfast

The Bluebell Woods
The Bluebell Woods, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Portglenone Bluebell Wood
Portglenone Bluebell Wood, Oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 inches
Leaves of Gold
Leaves of Gold, Oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 inches
A Wild Rose Among The Fuchsias
A Wild Rose Among The Fuchsias, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches
Through the Bluebell Woods
Through the Bluebell Woods, Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches
The Seafront At Whitehead
The Seafront At Whitehead, oil on canvas, 29 x 23 inches
Anemones Flowers in the Garden
Anemones Flowers in the Garden, Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches
Daffodils,Buttercups and Daisies
Daffodils,Buttercups and Daisies, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 ins
Morning Glory
Morning Glory, Oil on canvas, 36 x 26 cms
Under The Beech Tree
Under The Beech Tree, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 ins
Autumn Trees in The Sunset
Autumn Trees in The Sunset, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16 ins
Celtic Cottage
Celtic Cottage, Oil on canvas, 56 x 66 cms

Irish artist Margaret McGonigle, Belfast

I was born in Belfast, and have spent most of my life in Newtownabbey. My father was a great collector of art, and from my teenage years I developed a keen interest in art, and then painting. Accepted into ArtCollege at the age of 17, I decided instead to train as a teacher, and worked part-time with special needs children when bringing up my own family. However, the desire to paint has never gone away, and I began painting in earnest at the beginning of 2009. Since I began exhibiting my paintings in 2012, I have exhibited my paintings several times with the Arts Society of Ulster's Annual Exhibition, the Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill, the Higgin Gallery in Belfast, and many other smaller venues around Northern Ireland.

I paint mostly Northern Ireland landscapes in oils. As a child I had a fascination with pictures of enchanted woodlands in fairy tale books. And to-day I find this fascination filters through increasingly into my own paintings. To-day the woodlands, flowers and landscapes of Northern Ireland are my inspiration, often at times when the light casts a magical glow on all around it.


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