Paintings of local scenes included in exhibition at Clonmel library

Paintings of local scenes included in exhibition at Clonmel library

St. Patrick's Well in Clonmel is featured in the exhibition by Raymond Osborn and Anne Hill Osborn that's currently running at Clonmel library.

An exhibition of watercolour, acrylic and collage paintings by Raymond Osborn and Anne Hill Osborn is currently running in Clonmel Library and continues until this Saturday December 3rd.

Raymond, a full-time painter has exhibited in the town regularly in recent years and his sales in this area are an indication of the popularity of this most collectable artist, who as usual has included many works of local interest.

For most of his career Raymond worked in commercial design and painting was his way to unwind but for the past 15 years he has been a professional artist. His preferred medium is watercolour.

He has exhibited in many Dublin galleries over the years, as well as the Archangel Gallery in Listowel and the Kenny Gallery in Lahinch.  

He exhibits annually in the Mother of Fair Love School during the Kilkenny Arts Festival, moving his studio into the school, painting and enjoying the interaction with the public. 

In recent years he has been invited to be one of the participating artists at  Art in Action in Townley Hall, Drogheda and Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. He has also exhibited at Eigse in Carlow.   

His work is in corporate and private collections throughout the world and in 2004 he was commissioned by the OPW to produce a series of paintings of St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

He is an award-winning member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland and has work in the permanent collection of the society, which is held by the University of Limerick. He also has work in the collection of the County Museum in Clonmel. 

Anne Hill Osborn was born in Dublin and studied calligraphy at the National College of Art and Design and art at KCAT in Callan. She designed stationery and taught calligraphy for many years.

For some time she sold her work on Merrion Square in Dublin but now exhibits annually in the Mother of Fair Love School during the Kilkenny Arts Festival.