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01 April 2009

Ocean Race Show

Bold art gallery celebrates the Volvo Ocean Race with
Vincent Killowry, “Ocean Race Show”
Opening Friday 22nd May @ 6pm
running to the 15th June 2009

Supported by An Post

Vincent Killowry, artist and philatelist, studied at Cluain Mhuire College of Art, Galway, and also has a background in both engineering and flying. He has spent most of his 25 year career in the west of Ireland.

Killowry is well known in the Philatelic (stamp collection) circle as the artist responsible for an impressive 46 special edition An Post stamps.

“Painting for An Post has been a great honour down the years and this year it is even more exciting to produce two stamps for An Post”.

Vincent’s stamps this year, his 45th and 46th, are in commemoration of the Volvo Ocean Race, the biggest and most exciting sporting event in Europe in 2009. Between the beauty of the artwork and the excitement the race will surely bring, this is undoubtedly a must-see exhibition.

Killowry’s contemporary approach to painting alternates between figurative, landscape, seascape, transport and equestrian. Regardless of genre, all of his work is executed with equal measure and intensity. His work exudes atmosphere combined with a technical accuracy gleaned from his interest in the engineering aspect of his subjects. As an artist who specializes in painting the great Machines of land and air, Killowry has now harnessed the power of Mother Nature... the powerful energy of the sea.

His work appears in a diverse array of collections.

Group and solo exhibitions:
The Guinness Hops Store Graduate Exhibition
GPA Award for Emerging Artists
2007 Galway Arts Festival, solo show in Bold Art Gallery
The “Flying Colours”
Solo shows in Limerick & Ennis
Opening of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum and also painted the mural ‘History of Flight’ in their entrance hall.
50th Anniversary of the Limerick Flying Club Exhibition
Solo exhibition at the Irish Air Corps 75th Anniversary celebration in Shannon
A retrospective exhibition was held in Foynes to launch his first set of postage stamps in 1998.
Vincent’s Titanic postage stamp design artwork was included as part of an exhibition of postage stamp designs at Cork City Hall to mark the City’s year as European Capital of Culture 2005.
His work now hangs in private and corporate collections in Ireland, U.K., U.S.A., Japan, Luxembourg, France, Spain & India.

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