Spirit of the Rosses, Kate Doogan 2006

Spirit of the Rosses, Kate Doogan 2006
Spirit of the Rosses, Kate Doogan 2006
Spirit of the Rosses, Kate Doogan 2006
Spirit of the Rosses, Kate Doogan 2006
Spirit of the Rosses, Kate Doogan 2006
Artist Kate Doogan is 'of' the sea, it is in her experience, her bones and her psyche. Her father's family all came from Inis Caora, the island of the sheep, a flat, bleak island just off the mainland. She is also an accomplished box player and has received numerous awards for her music and is well known in Donegal.

Encouraged by her mother and sisters Kate eventually returned to her unattended passion - art. She only began again in June 2005 and the body of work she has produced in this short time is remarkable. Not surprisingly, the sea features in most of her paintings. The artist has visited and recorded various ports and bays in her canvases, re-acquainting herself with strong familiars.

Kates' energy is vibrant and her output prolific and she could creatively sail anywhere. What is certain is that this artist responds passionately to and has been guaranteed her creative food - an endless supply of the eternal continuum of sky mirrored seas.