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Norah is a self-taught artist born in Co. Louth and now living in Co. Westmeath. Her love of nature and the countryside was encouraged by her mother who was a passionate gardener. When she was twelve she received a Woolworth's camera as a birthday present and this started her love of photography, drawing and painting.
After working and raising a family she decided to take a workshop with artist Nina Patterson and this renewed her love of art. She has done workshops with artists Susan and Kenneth Webb, John Dinan, Kevin Flood and the Welsh watercolour artist David Bellamy. She is passionate about the Irish landscape and loves to walk and sketch in quiet places. She uses these sketches along with photographs to produce studio works and has exhibited in the Arts Centre Mullingar, Maynooth Castle, Kennedy's Gallery, Peoples Art St.Stephens Green and in various group exhibitions. She loves painting en "plein-air" with artists from the Boyne Valley area who meet most Saturdays from Jan to Dec to paint the countryside via the website www.pleineire.ning.com. Many thanks to all the wonderful tutors and other artists who have been so generous with their encouragement.