Marie O’Gara Exhibition Oct 2022.


Artists Statement..

Marie O’Gara is a mixed media artist who after leaving school, went on to study fine art at the Crawford College of Art and Design Cork.  She left to pursue a career in nursing which she continued until her family were grown up.  She subsequently returned to Art, and over the last number of years has studied abstract art under several international artists.

Her roots and ancestry are here in Sligo and she is very influenced by this magical mythical place, with its deep roots in history, its evocative beautiful landscape and its rich culture.  She loves living in a coastal area and strives to create paintings that contain a piece of this world which she has been so rooted in for so many years.  A place that inspires her.  A place she feels an intimate and deep connection to.

This is Marie’s third exhibition this summer.  She has only recently returned from a 2 week exhibition in Paris which was a fantastic experience .  She is really happy to have been invited back to the SG Art Shop to exhibit her paintings.

Most of Marie’s work is mixed media with acrylic on board using the System 3 and Winsor & Newton ranges


See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch.

Gabrielle McGarrigle


Exhibition by Gabrielle McGarrigle at the SG Artshop

Artists Statement..

My name is Gabrielle Mc Garrigle. I am a self taught artist living in beautiful North Sligo. I work mainly with watercolours and acrylics. I am inspired by our amazing scenery, mountains, beaches, nature, and our ever changing weather!
All of my paintings are original one-off pieces.


See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch here.

Not sure where we are? Find directions and more here.

Helen & Scott McNutt


Exhibition by Helen & Scott McNutt at the SG Artshop

Artists Statement..

This has been a husband and wife collaboration. Helen and Scott McNutt are a retired couple who have had a connection with textiles all their lives.
Scott had a business in Downings, Co. Donegal for 40 years-McNutt Handweavers.

Scott was always trying to make products on a hand loom that could not be mechanized, to justify their production by hand. His main markets were Denmark, USA, Canada and Germany.

With this knowledge the pair have tried to make unique pieces that no business would attempt to reproduce. The warps (the vertical threads) are coloured copper and stainless steel. These metal warps have no elasticity so that usual hand weaving techniques quickly lead to an awful mess. However it is worth the effort because the light reflection and colour play is constantly changing with the light conditions. In addition each piece is a one off, not to be reproduced. (Not possible even if it were attempted) A limited number of pieces can be woven from each warp. It takes well over a day to get the loom to the stage where one can start weaving, .

To stay sane during lockdown they started to make textile creations using unusual materials. Nothing was ruled out from sink plug chains to sticks and stones.
Scott supplied the technical know-how and Helen was the inspirational source. Between the two of them they have created artistic creations that are way beyond craft.
Please contact us mcnuttinfrance@gmail.com if you would like a bespoke piece.


See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch here.

Not sure where we are? Find directions and more here.