PROUD young artist Ronan Desmond, with his mother Noreen, recently visited the Ulster Museum in Belfast to see Ronan’s work on display.
The Desmonds, from Gurrranes, Templemartin, near Bandon, attended the official opening of an exhibition of prizewinning paintings from the recent 62nd Texaco Children’s Art Competition in which Ronan’s creation – a fabric collage entitled Trees & Country Houses – is one of the featured works.
Ronan (17) heard the guest of honour Dr Denise Ferran, president of the Royal Irish Academy, who performed the official opening, describe his work as a ‘simple and imaginative use of fabrics to create a charming rural landscape’.
A pupil at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Ballincollig, Ronan and his teacher Mary Galvin were delighted to discover that the work has been chosen by Texaco to illustrate the month of March in their 2017 calendar.
The exhibition will be on display for the next few weeks, after which it will move to other venues throughout the country.