Manson exhibition at Ross Fine Art

Ross Fine Art, Port Road, Letterkenny will host an exhibition of new work by Pamela Manson.

Ross Fine Art, Port Road, Letterkenny will host an exhibition of new work by Pamela Manson.

Described as “a master painter of the mood and atmosphere of our precious bogland,” the exhibition opens on Friday, May 25, at 7pm and shows until May 8.

Pamela Manson studied Fine Art at the Belfast College of Art in the late sixties and early seventies under the tutelage of artists such as Neil Shawcross and Roger Lively.

Manson began her career as a teacher in the Belfast of 1972. She later moved to Our Lady’s Grammar School in Newry where she helped establish one of the most important Art and Design Departments in the country.

In 1997 she became Head of the Department where she remained until her retirement.

Since then she has devoted her life to painting.

With an eloquence born out of passion, she combines a sumptuous palette of ochres and umbers with a robust painterly style to produce these noble paintings of our ancient land.

Manson has become a member of The Art Society of Ulster and has exhibited her work at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast. She has also shown at New Artist Fair 2012 in London.

Her work is highly sought after and is receiving due recognition as it continues to move into Public and Private collections here in Ireland as well as in Europe and United States.

“… (her work) shows the hand of an artist who understands her craft and knows what she is doing “ Martin Newman, London Art Critic with The Ticket (Mirror Newspapers).

In an artist’s statement, Pamela states: “The vision I have of County Donegal is based on quiet places which are overlooked in the grand scheme of things. My paintings are about laneways and tracks, country roads with verdant hedgerows, rock pools and stream, passing squalls and scudding clouds.

“I record the reflected images and moist vegetation shimmering and sparkling in soft light. These are the places with their rich palette of colour that speak to me of the county I now call home. I paint with brush and palette knife to build layers of colour and texture in an effort to capture this unique sense of lushness and fertility.

“I paint places we all played in as children which were full of wonder then and as I return to them now I rediscover their magic.”