The Painter’s Palette Art Gallery was opened by Lynda and Alan Cookson in July 2010 to coincide with the annual Galway Arts Festival. The gallery represented 40 artists, in a temporary space, at an exhibition entitled “Riding High” staged specifically for the festival in Galway.
In October 2010 The Painter’s Palette opened in a permanent space in Moycullen, a town on the periphery of Galway City. Some of the artists exhibited in the gallery were: Frank O’Dea, Philip Gray, Belinda Fair, Maria MacGee, Michelle Conroy, Mehrdad Talaei Keyvan, Margaret O’Dwyer and Lynda Cookson.
The gallery included a framing service, a coffee shop and a teaching studio all set within a large, light and airy gallery space. The gallery was so loved by the locals that we won an award for the most attractive retail outlet and best window display in March 2012.
In February 2013 we moved our gallery to the quaint village of Oughterard, and in September 2013 we decided to relocate the gallery to the Maam Valley in Connemara. We now represent only four artists. Those four artists, who form the artist's group "Bold Strokes" are, Lynda Cookson, Anna Mac Granaghan, Helen Byrne, David Kavanagh.
And now for something completely different!
A short video of the creation of The "Egg Called Aspirations* by Lynda Cookson, a fibreglass egg painted for the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation in Dublin. The project was The Big Egg Hunt Dublin 2013 (www.thebigegghunt.ie).