County Clare-based artist and Author. Carmel’s art is a mixture of colour and texture telling a story of nature around her.
She grew up in the remote headland of Loophead peninsula in County Clare. Her immersion in the wild natural environment at Loophead, studying its flora and fauna and their behaviours on an investigative scale, have combined to lead her artistic pathway.
Carmel works organically, without pre-conception of the end image. This provides a sense of freedom from the shackles of boundaries, provided by photographs, still life, portraitures and other imagery. The mind opens itself to imagination, experimentation, colour, texture, process and thought.
Carmel’s work is a combination of mixed media, Acrylic paints and textiles to evolve creative unique paintings.
Awarded Artist Mentoring Grant by Glór with Eamon Colman – a member of Áosdana
University of Limerick Alumni Spotlight on Artist 2020
June 2017 – Awarded Cill Rialaig Artist Residency at Ballinskelligs.
June 2017 – Nationwide Feature – Carmel T. Madigan, artist
She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, including Sol Art Gallery Dublin, Wexford Opera Fringe Fest, Kinsale Arts Week, Old Markethouse Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Cockleshell Art Gallery, Wexford, Lahinch Art Gallery, Florence Bienniale, and Amsterdam Whitney New York. Her work has been purchased by the Office of Public Works, Dromoland Castle & Spa Estate, Maldron Hotel Group, Department of Defence, Waterford Municipal Art Collection, Bank of Ireland and others.