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Artist Patrick Conyngham is holding an exhibition of 22 of his paintings at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre this month.

Patrick lives in County Monaghan close to Culloville with his wife Siobhan, also an artist. His paintings appear in private collections internationally and he has exhibited extensively . Prints of his works can also be seen in the Sostrene Grene store in The Quays shopping centre in Newry.

Patrick Conyngham at the launch of his exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Patrick Conyngham at the launch of his exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Abstract art blends with figures in several of his works with one painting "Within but not Troubled by Affairs of the World" showing a central figure immerged in strips of colourful chaos from dark to bright.

Using mixed media mostly on canvas but also smaller panels Patrick uses everything from car paint to oils or whatever is to hand, with many paintings illustrated liberally with splashes or streaks of colour to illustrate the mood he's  conveying.

Born in 1959 Patrick has also published several books including paperback "Between the Hills" in 2008.

Patrick explains the exhibition as varied in mood. "The exhibition covers a range of emotions and is an exploration into what it is being a human. A range of emotions, emotions that I feel and that others might identify with because they feel them as well."

Artist Patrick Conyngham with one of his works entitled
Artist Patrick Conyngham with one of his works entitled "Within but not Troubled by Affairs of the World". Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
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The exhibition runs until Thursday 28 November and can be viewed during art centre opening hours.

All pieces are for sale.

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