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Phyllis MahonBiography: Born Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1953 Attended Mt.Carmel Grammar School, Strabane 1965 – 1971. Belfast College of Art 1971 – 1976 1975 B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art, Painting 1976 N.I. Polytechnic Higher Diploma in Fine Art, Printmaking specialising in linoprinting, copper engraving and etching. Lived in London 1976 – 1992… 1977 Awarded an Arts Council of N.I. Bursary to set up a colour photographic darkroom. After the subsequent photographic exhibition, selected images were used by the B.B.C. to illustrate the television series Chieftains: Images of Ireland and later some were successful entries into the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin. 1979 Accepted into Artists’ Short-life Housing in London’s East End, which provided studio space, as well as accomodation, which with a nominal rent enabled artists to dedicate time to creating and exhibiting. These years were spent exhibiting artwork extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, (see Exhibitions) as well as taking part in the yearly Open Studios (in association with the Whitechapel Gallery). Frequently illustrated for such companies as B.B.C. Books, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Fontana Books, Good Housekeeping, Macdonald Optima, Moondance Media, Pan Books, Piatkus Books, Serpent’s Tail, S.P.C.K., Theatr Clwyd, Women’s Press and Zed Books. 1986 With a group of East End artists, Rouge Press produced a limited edition portfolio of linoprints. Launched by the Curwen Gallery with a supporting exhibition, which then toured major galleries in the U.K. Learned wood engraving and also began a series of very large, hand-printed linocuts (one of which is in the collection of Bedfordshire County Council). 1991 Horoscope Page (monthly) in Cosmopolitan Magazine. 1992 Tales from Europe, book and cassette for B.B.C. Publications. Moved to Lincolnshire in 1993… · 1995 Invited by the International Colour Therapy company Aura-Soma Products Ltd to illustrate the New Aeon Tarot Set, a double-sided set comprising 100 cards, 200 images, in watercolour and chalk pastel. In the following five years as artist to the company, illustrated various projects including… · The Company’s 1998 calendar which featured her images of Angels. Other angelic images were used to illustrate the product labels for the Butterfly Essences. · John Dillon-Guy’s book Full Spectrum Numerology in which the numbers 0 to 9 have been personified... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: England Birthyear: 1953 Galleries: Solo exhibitions: 2002 Images of Love for Lovers; Panakeia, Pimlico Rd., London 2002 Images of Love; Horncastle College, Horncastle, Lincolnshire 2001 Tea & Tamoxifen, Body Talk, Toynton All Saints, Lincolnshire & Editions Gallery, Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool 1999 ‘Goddesses for the Millennium,’ Lucia Angelis Gallery, Lincolnshire. 1998 ‘Lovers in the Light,’ Lucia Angelis Gallery, Lincolnshire. 1998 Moon Gallery, Mount Berry College, Georgia, U.S.A. 1997 Strabane Garden Centre Gallery, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland. 1995 Horner Gallery, Magherafelt, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. 1994 Watergate Street Gallery, Chester. 1993 Editions Gallery, Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool. ‘Dreams and Desires’ Stansell Gallery, Taunton. 1992 ‘Intimations of Desire’ Hunt Jennings Gallery, Mayfair, London. 1991 Northern Ireland Business Centre, Mayfair, London. 1990 Bromham Mill Gallery, Bedfordshire. 1989 ‘Dreams and Desires,’ Octagon Gallery, Belfast & Worcester City Art Gallery . 1988 ‘Woman embracing a dream’ Kerlin Gallery, Dublin & Ayling Porteous Gallery, Chester. 1987 ‘To see behind her’ Lamont Gallery, London & Hendriks Gallery, Dublin. 1986 Ayling Porteous Gallery, Chester 1985 Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool. Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. 1982 Annexe Gallery, Covent Garden, London. Octagon Gallery, Belfast. 1980 Project Gallery, Dublin 1978 Octagon Gallery, Belfast. Selected Group Exhibitions: 1998 Lucia Angelis Gallery, Lincolnshire. 1998 ‘Erotica 98,’ Olympia, London. 1996 Valentine Exhibition, Editions Gallery, Liverpool. 1994 ‘Objects of Love’ The Gallery on Cork Street, London. 1992 ‘Collyer-Bristow Summer Show’ Honor Oak Gallery, London. 1992 ‘Art with Attitude’ Hunt Jennings Gallery, London. ‘A Sense of Ireland’ Liberty & Co., London. 1991 ‘Art in Boxes’ England & Co.Gallery, London. ‘Art 91’ Lamont Gallery / Business Design Centre, London. `1990 ‘Five Years, Five Artists’ Lamont Gallery, London. ‘Boxes and Totems’ England & Co. Gallery, London. 1988 ‘Open Print 89’ Bankside Gallery, London. 1988 ‘Artworks for London Lighthouse 2’ ‘Visions for Women’ Lamont Gallery, London. 1987 ‘7 Artists from Northern Ireland’ Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong. ‘Athena Art Awards’ Concourse Gallery, Barbican, London. ‘Black and White from Rouge Press’ Curwen Gallery, London. 1986 ‘Carraige agus an Fharraige’ Irish Women Artists, London. ‘Women on Women’ Fenderesky Gallery, London. ‘African Images’ Dryden St. Gallery, London. ‘The Odalisque’ Centaur Gallery, London. 1985 ‘Association of Illustrators’ 10th Annual, Smith’s Gallery, London. 1983 ‘N.O.V.A.’ Arts Council Gallery, Belfast. 1982 ‘Cover Story’ Women’s Press Bookcovers, touring U.K. & Ireland. 1979 ‘7 Photographers’ Arts Council Gallery, Belfast. 1978 ‘Irish Exhibition of Living Art’ Dublin. 1977 ‘4 by 4’ Arts Council Gallery, Belfast and Project Gallery, Dublin. ’77 Exhibition of Visual Art’ Limerick. 1976 ‘Irish Printmakers’ Octagon Gallery, Belfast. Awards: Awarded an Arts Council of N.I. Bursary to set up a colour photographic darkroom. After the subsequent photographic exhibition, selected images were used by the B.B.C. to illustrate the television series Chieftains: Images of Irelan Media: watercolor, chalk pastels, wood engraving & linoprints Style: spiritual Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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