Roscommon artist is in Vogue!

Artist Avril Egan pictured at the opening of her ongoing exhibition at The Village in Burgess’ Athlone. The exhibition runs until the end of September. Avril’s work was recently featured in British Vogue. Pic: Séadna Daniel Mac Casarlaigh, Séadna Daniel Photography

A Roscommon artist is featured in ‘The Gallery’ section of the September edition of renowned magazine, British Vogue.

Curraghboy woman, Avril Egan, said she was delighted that her painting ‘Hun with the Hooped Earring’ appeared at number four on Vogue’s Gallery this month.

Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, she said: “I am delighted to share with you all that me art is featured in the September edition of British Vogue.

“At first I thought it was a scam as I couldn’t believe British Vogue would even stumble across my art…so I got my good friend Joyce Croke to do a little bit of detective work and much to our surprise, it was all legit!

“If you wish to see this painting in all its glory pop down to The Village at Burgess as I will be exhibiting it and more of my paintings this month”.

Avril thanked those who attended the opening of her exhibition in Athlone including her parents, Michael and Eileen, brother Eddie and boyfriend Josh Carney.

“I am blown away by your support. I wish to express my gratitude to Rosie and Allister Boles of Burgess’ Athlone for hosting this event. I also wish to express my thanks to Niamh Dalby from Athlone Picture Framing for your guidance and wisdom throughout curating my exhibition.

“My works on display depict scenarios such as feeling lost, decision making, feeling overwhelmed, feeling vulnerable, strained relationships, loss of faith, the power struggle between science and faith and ultimately the strength in being an individual.

“I tell my own story of my life but the subject matter of the paintings is accessible and relatable to the spectator, giving them the ability to contrive their own story from the paintings. I am not the strongest when it comes to expressing my emotions, but that’s what I use my canvas for.

“As a final word I would like to thank my friends who have been supporting me since day one; thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to attend the exhibition. Many of you travelled, sent flowers and well wishes and for that I am truly grateful”.

Avril attended school in Curraghboy and Summerhill College before earning a degree in Arts focused in English, Gaeilge and Performing Arts at NUIG. She established Egan Art a number of years ago and has since sold commissions to people all over the world including her own line of cards and calendars.