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Homecoming in the New Year for Cookstown born artist Janet Graham

An exciting new exhibition featuring the painted meadows of Tyrone and Donegal is to take place in the Burnavon, Cookstown this January, as Tyrone born Janet Graham returns to show her work this January. 

A pupil of Cookstown High School in the seventies, Janet grew up spending weekends and family holidays camping in the wild mountains and bog lands of Tyrone and Donegal. Having grown up in Cookstown, Janet Graham sees this exhibition as her homecoming.
Now living and working from her studio in Donegal, Janet’s work honours the wild beauty of the bog land and meadows of these stunning border counties which have influenced her from childhood. She is known for her richly coloured surreal paintings and also for her muted, wild landscapes of the remote western seaboard. In particular, this exhibition celebrates the exquisite plants that grow quietly in this beautifully lit and unspoilt countryside. 

This exhibition is dedicated to her Cookstown family, in particular her mother Peggy Graham.

Janet’s work has featured in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. For many years she was fortunate enough to have been tutored by the great painter Stephen McKenna PPRHA whose work hangs in collections and museums across Europe.
The Office of Public Works mounted an important exhibition of her work called” The Disappearing Landscape” which was officially opened by the late Professor Anne Crookshank, the foremost authority on Irish Painting. The BBC based a documentary programme on this exhibition called “Landscape without white Bungalow”.

Her work is held in private collections in Europe, USA and Japan and has been reviewed in The Belfast Telegraph, Irish News, Newsletter and The Ulster Tatler. She has been the featured artist in “Homes and Interiors” magazine.

The ‘Painted Meadowlands of Tyrone and Donegal’ exhibition is on display in the Burnavon’s First Floor Gallery from Wednesday 3rd – 31st January, during normal open hours and from 1 hour before a performance when the theatre is open. Admission is free. For more information contact the Burnavon Box Office on 028 8676 9949.

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