President pays tribute to artist Pauline Bewick, who has died aged 86

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to celebrated artist Pauline Bewick, who has died aged 86.

s Bewick died yesterday, Thursday (July 28) following a battle with most cancers. She would have turned 87 in September. She was within the firm of household when she died peacefully at her residence in Treanmanagh, Glenbeigh, County Kerry.

She’s going to repose there from 4pm till 8pm this Sunday earlier than a non-public household cremation on the island crematorium in Ringaskiddy, County Cork on Monday 1st August.

The English-born artist – whose work contains work, sculptures, tapestries and sketches – has exhibited her artwork throughout the county, the nation and certainly the world. She maintained a deep reference to Kerry, and among the many areas the place her artwork is displayed is the library in Killorglin, not removed from Loch Caragh, the place she lived. An equally giant assortment is displayed on the Waterford Institute of Expertise.

“I look again so fondly on a go to to Pauline’s studio in Kerry final November,” stated President Higgins. “Sabina and I have been so honored to have this time with Pauline and her daughters, within the presence of a lot of her life’s work – the watercolors, tapestries, wall hangings and sketches, all expressions of what was a novel and unique artistic expertise.

“It was to her studio in Kerry that she all the time returned and the place Pauline spent so a few years, between all her travels, along with her household, whereas producing works of astonishing inventive brilliance.”

Cllr Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen (Wonderful Gael), Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District, the district beneath which the Killorglin space falls, in the present day paid tribute to the well-known artist.

“Her dying will likely be met with nice unhappiness in Kerry,” he stated The Kerryman. “He spent his youth within the Kenmare space. She was extraordinarily gifted and used her expertise… Her work is displayed throughout Kerry and she or he was all the time beneficiant along with her time and sharing her information. He was an excellent group individual.”

Mayor of Kerry Cllr John Francis Flynn stated Mrs Bewick leaves an unimaginable legacy.

“Pauline was a real artist, prolific and passionate, and her work will encourage generations to come back,” he stated. “Pauline was a much-loved Kerry artist and considered one of Eire’s most acclaimed and charismatic painters.”

Her household stated that if desired, donations could be made to Palliative Care Kerry through the Kerry Hospice web site.

Pauline Bewick is survived by her daughters Poppy and Holly; son-in-law; grandchildren; niece; nephew; newfound household; relations; neighbors and mates.

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