We are delighted to announce the third in our series of exhibitions in the SG ArtShop.
September/October show at the SG ArtShop
We had a lovely successful show in August & September with Lani gregory and Heike Heim and we are delighted to bring you the news of the third in our series of exhibitions at the SG Artshop with a show of new work by Sligo based artist Sylvia Ripon.
Born in Oxford, England, while at school Sylvia received a scholarship to Art school.After Art school she trained as a nurse in England but always kept up her love for painting and drawing.
In 1966 she moved to Ireland with her Irish husband and their children. She continued to paint and draw when time allowed. In 1988 with her family reared she had the opportunity to follow her passion for art and entered Sligo Regional Technical College (now known as Sligo Institute of Technology) as a mature student.She was involved in print, ceramics, paint, photography, sculpture, drawing and art history. Sylvia graduated in 1992 with a diploma in fine art.
Sylvia has lived in the northwest coastal area since 1986, her inspiration comes from there and her love of nature and the countryside. She also has a great love for plants and trees and is a very keen and talented gardener, this passion is also reflected in her work. As she says herself, “I love to paint from my garden”.
Sylvia has participated in many group and solo shows in Ireland, and the UK some of which are listed below.
M.A.D. Festival Cork,
Exhibition for Kurdish refugees, Sligo,
The Barrel store, Carrick-on-Shannon,
Art for Africa, Sligo
Women’s artist exhibition, Ennis,
Local Sligo artists, Yeats Gallery Sligo
Art auction, Limerick
One world one week, Derry
N.C.E.A. print exhibition Dublin
Solo show, Sligo Park hotel.
Sligo Arts festival
The Source, Sligo
Sylvia wishes to donate all proceeds from her exhibition to go to Aware Ireland in a bid to help at this unprecedented time.
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 by Sylvia