Margaret Egan is an Irish artist who works and lives close to Dublin in the seaside town of Monkstown. After she finalised her studies as a draftwoman she continued her education to become a sculptor. After that she followed an education at the National College of Art in Dublin.
Egan is a very successful art painter with a tremendous amount of work. Apart from paintings she also makes sculptures. Both her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited worldwide to much critical acclaim.
Egan is inspired by people and landscapes. Often her work shows a combination of both subjects. Her work, most often made with acrylic paint, has a dreamlike quality. She shows the endless possibilities of life and reality in her surreal works of art. Her portraits of human beings in a landscape are a good example of this. It’s for the observer initially not clear whether it’s the person or the environment which is the main subject of the painting. Just like with everyday life, Egan’s work never gives you a clear answer,
Egan about her own work:
"For me my work is a living thing, it never stops, it embraces and fascinates. I am influenced by everything; even the apparent boredom of things has a meaning. The link between people and landscape intrigues me and the endless layers that lie therein".
Margaret Egan shows here that she is indeed not a landscape or a portrait painter. Here original talent has not passed unnoticed in the art world. She had exhibitions in New York, France and Singapore and currently her work can be seen in galleries in London, Dublin and of course Terbeek fine art gallery.
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