"Inspiration: Landscape with traces of human culture/history, finding plain common objects and seeing an aesthetic in them. That particular water-defined place between land and sea, the coast and islands. Often water acts as a unifying theme in my work; ideas of displacement and metamorphosis."
Angie Shanahan is a visual artist working in a narrative style. As a young graduate from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, she won a Taylor Bequest Award for Painting, a Vision Award adjudicated by Dr. James White the former Director of the National Gallery, Ireland. In 2011 Ciall11 awarded Shanahan a Painting award for "Sense of Place." Angie is also a recipient of many Council Awards. She is a director and a studio member at Backwater Artists Group, Cork as well as retains memberships in Member Cork Printmakers, Visual Artists Ireland & NIVAL, National College of Art and Design: Sub-editor, Cork Cook Book Project.
Angie has been inspired by some of Ireland's top writers such as poet WB Yeats and has collaborated with poets, Derek Mahon and William Wall. She is largely influenced by artist, writer and cartographer Tim Robinson.
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