Artist Padraig McCaul with Frances Fitzgerald TD and Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD at the exhibition opening (photo Liam Madden)

Artist Padraig McCaul with Frances Fitzgerald TD and Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD at the exhibition opening (photo Liam Madden)

Last night (Thursday April 3rd) saw the launch of an exhibition of paintings with the theme of family and home by Achill based artist Padraig McCaul. The paintings are oil on canvas and portray ‘family’ portraits in semi-abstract way against the background of Irish cottages or Achill and Dublin landscapes. The exhibition was opened by Frances Fitzgerald TD, minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Frank O'Dea owner of The Balla Ban Gallery with Ellen O'Connor at the exhibition opening (photo Liam Madden)

Frank O’Dea owner of The Balla Ban Gallery with Ellen O’Connor at the exhibition opening (photo Liam Madden)

The paintings can be seen in the Dun Laoghaire Art Gallery (1st Floor, Brian S Nolan, Georges St Upper) until April 19th.