About

Elsie Nolan is an Irish artist, painting land and seascapes in various media. She studied at Limerick School of Art and Design

Elsie’s art reflects the human experience, revealing the elemental, ethereal and nostalgic; not only the yellow harvested field but the heat coming off it and more, the ghost of a long gone summer day.


Painting what she sees but also what she imbibes, Elsie believes her art is a response to what affects her spirit; a piece of music, a person crying, a kindness, an injustice.The process becomes meditative and she trusts some deeper sense to release itself into the work, unlocking the truth and seeing more.

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Past Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2007 Healing through the seasons Carlow Arts Festival Dublin St Carlow2010 Fragile Roots Carlow Arts Festival Shamrock Plaza Carlow2012 Mesh The Gallery Fairgreen Shopping Centre Carlow 2013 All they can’t take off us. Carlow Arts Festival Dublin St Carlow 2014 A Time for Everything Carlow arts festival head office Dublin St Carlow
2015 Something I’d like to say Lennon’s at Visual George Bernard Shaw Theatre Carlow
2016 All that Glisters is not Gold Lennon’s at Visual George Bernard Shaw Theatre Carlow
2018 Artsource PDS Dublin 2019 Carlow Arts Festival Tullow St Carlow “Up where we belong” 2019 Whites Hotel Wexford as part of the Wexford Opera festival fringe festival

Group Exhibitions

2001 Images of Carlow selected by Trevor Geoghegan Eigse Carlow 2002 Carlow Artists Exhibition selected by Eamon Coleman Eigse Carlow (my work mentioned by Aidan Dunne Irish Times review June 2002 ‘Putting on Ayres in Carlow’ 2008 Eigse Open Selection Curated by Patrick T Murphy RHA Carlow Arts Festival Carlow Institute of Technology2008 Selection of work from Mick 0′ Dea RHA workshop March 2008 Eigse Carlow Arts Festival St Patricks College Carlow2018-present The Russell Gallery Co Clare features a selection of my work ongoing 2019 Group Exhibition “Fragile” Westival Gallery (open selection) Westport Arts festival2019/2020 “Hark’ Group exhibition Hambly and Hambly Art Gallery Dunbar House Enniskillen Co Fermanagh 2019/2020 Selection of work at Lennons at Visual Carlow I have my work in the National collection
government building, Dublin.Private collections in Ireland Europe and the USA

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