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Irish artist Roy Lyndsay's Art Exhibition comes to US for first time
Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 03:05 PM
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Roy Lyndsay was born in Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, Ireland in 1945. He began what would become a lifelong passion for art in his early days. Some of his first drawings included friends playing the violin, the tin whistle or storytelling at social gatherings. Roy's talent was to sketch the many great characters that would congregate at such events.
At secondary school, he furthered his talent by paining large murals, sometimes 30-40 feet long. His interest in art was nurtured throughout his youth, particularly his study of both the human and animal form, which is abundantly evident throughout his later work. After graduating from Huddersfield College of Technology and working in the textile industry, he lectured in textile design at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, whilst painting part-time from home.
Lyndsay then embarked on a full-time painting career where he went on to become one of Ireland's foremost artists. Roy and his wife, Kathryn, ran the Roy Lyndsay Art Gallery in Blackrock between 1984 and 1992 before moving to Westmeath where they live today.
His studies of Ireland, its people and places are sensitive interpretations of a place with almost as many moods as characters. His Dublin creations are heartfelt responses to that place where historical beauty meets modern decay, a juxtaposition which inspires the creativity that Lyndsay demonstrates time and again.
The “American and European Works of Art” show takes place at 12pm on May 17 at 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02166. For more information on the event, contact Barry Lyndsay 857-264-6652. See more: Irish Emigrant , Boston Local , Irish in Boston , Irish Arts