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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 is 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 places 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 Know-how.

“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 at all times returned and the place Pauline spent so a few years, between all her travels, together with her household, whereas producing works of astonishing inventive brilliance.”

Cllr Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen (Advantageous Gael), Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District, the district underneath which the Killorglin space falls, at this time paid tribute to the well-known artist.

“Her demise shall be met with nice disappointment 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 he or she was at all times beneficiant together with her time and sharing her data. He was an incredible neighborhood particular person.”

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

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

Her household stated that if desired, donations will be made to Palliative Care Kerry by way of the Kerry Hospice web site.

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

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