A bronze cast of Elizabeth’s sculpture of the late John Hume was unveiled in the European Parliament, Strasbourg by Roberta Metsola, President of The European Parliament, and by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin on Tuesday 7th June. A final bronze replica of the bust will be unveiled in Dublin later this year.
Elizabeth is flattered to be an Invited Artist this year’s Royal Hibernian Academy of Art Annual Exhibition with her bronze bust of actor Stephen Rea. The exhibition runs until 24th Julyin the RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2.
Elizabeth is also thrilled to be exhibiting a plaster replica of the same bust at the Society of Portrait Sculptors FACE Exhibition in London, from 8th August to 2nd September, in The Garrison Chapel, 8 Garrison Square, Chelsea Barracks, London SW1W 8BG.
Elizabeth’s bronze bust of the late John Hume was unveiled in the gardens of the Irish Ambassador’s Residencein Washington DC, by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin on 15th March 2022. The sculpture was commissioned by the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall. Bronze replicas of the bust will also be unveiled in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 7th June, and in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin next year.
Elizabeth’s bronze bust of the late John Hume was unveiled in The Embassy of Ireland, London, by John Hume Junior, on 2nd February 2022.
This year Elizabeth had the honour of being commissioned to sculpt a bronze bust of the late John Hume, to be installed the gardens of the Irish Ambassador’s Residence in Washington DC later in 2021. Bronze replicas have also been commissioned for the Irish Embassy in London, for the European Parliament, and for the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.
Irish actor Stephen Rea recently modelled for Elizabeth in her Dublin studio. The bronze portrait bust will be displayed at the Royal Ulster Academy of Art’s 140th Annual Exhibition, in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, from 29th October to 2nd January 2022.
Elizabeth’s portrait sculpture of Ethiopian model Selam has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy of Art’s 191st Annual Exhibition, from Monday 27th September to 30th October 2021 at the RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2.
Elizabeth is exhibiting several paintings at the of the Annual Exhibition of the Water colour Society of Ireland, the society’s 166th since it was founded in 1870.
Over 90 artists will showcase their work at the Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin, from Saturday 25th September until Sunday 10th October at 4pm.
Elizabeth was one of 26 artists to exhibit at the 2020 Zurich Portrait Prize Exhibition held at The National Gallery of Ireland from November 2020 to March 2021, and at the Crawford Gallery in Cork from 17 April to 11 July 2021. Elizabeth’s portrait bust of Ethiopian model Selam was the only sculpture in the exhibition.
Elizabeth’s watercolour painting Parks & Recreation was awarded Best in Show at the Art Students League of New York’s Concours Red Dot Exhibition in April 2020. The painting depicts a manhole cover and autumn leaves in Riverside Park, Manhattan. Elizabeth made the painting while working in New York just before the first Covid 19 lockdown.
Elizabeth’s work featured in an RTE1 television interview with Nationwide, aired on Wednesday 11 March 2020.
A new bronze casting of Elizabeth’s portrait bust of Ambassador John Hearne was installed the gardens of The Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin in 2020. Previous casts were unveiled in Constitution Square in Waterford City centre in 2017 and in the gardens of the Irish Ambassador’s residence in Washington DC in 2018.
Elizabeth hosted an exhibition of her sculptures and paintings, alongside printmaker Julie Ann Haines (28 November - 1 December 2019). The venue was an industrial warehouse space in The Bondwell, a newly refurbished Georgian building at 35 Westland Row, Dublin, once home home to Ireland’s first railway, the Dublin and Kingstown Railway Company.
Click here to view a short two minute video of the exhibition. (Video filmed and produced by @alan_currie.)
A recent bronze bust of Justice John Murray, commissioned for the University of Limerick’s ‘Chancellors’ Walk’, was unveiled on UL Campus, Limerick in June 2019.
Elizabeth was recently honoured to be elected a member of The Arts Students League of New York. Since its founding in 1875 former students and instructors include Georgia O’Keefe, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Rothko, Jacob Epstein, Alexander Calder, George Bellows, and Irish born Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Elizabeth has spent several periods of intensive study at the school since 2008 and hopes to return again soon.
When her work schedule permits Elizabeth gives classes in portrait sculpture with live model in her Dublin studio. Students learn acute observational skills in how to approach the portrait, how to take measurements from the model, and how to bring the clay to life to achieve a strong likeness. The classes are small, intensive, and are suitable for all levels from beginners to those with artistic experience.
You can read an interview here about Elizabeth’s work on The Design Tower studio’s Blog page, and click here to watch a promotional film about the Design Tower.