Friday, December 15, 2006

THE EVOLUTION OF AN ARTIST. Painters Tom Byrne And Sheila Kern Show New Work. Sunday 17 Dec At 18h30



This Sunday 17 December At 18h30

Tom Byrne And Sheila Kern Are Currently Exhibiting At Galerie Tournelle, 18, rue des Tournelles, 75004 Paris, Metro: Bastille.

(Dinner is chez Patricia)

Our Guests of Honor:

Tom Byrne and Sheila Kern,

"The Evolution Of An Artist "

Tom Byrne
om was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland where has worked as a painter for 22 years. He graduated as an industrial model builder, from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin. He then went to the USA where he trained for two years.
Upon his return to Ireland he resumed a career in painting, founded two arts organizations in Ireland and became a member of the United Arts Club, Fitzwilliam square, Dublin.

In 2004 he had his first solo show and in that same year moved to France with his French wife Amelie. On arriving he began an eight month course in Trompe L’oeil and Faux Painting effects at L’ecole des Peintres where he mastered techniques of painting in egg tempera, as well as much of the secret chemistry of paint. Images of Provence often appear in Tom's work. He is inspired by the strong summer light and the softer winter landscape.

Tom Byrne has just returned, this December 2006, from three weeks in New York where he decorated a room in the infamous Carlton Arms Hotel. The walls of the room have been painted with a mural symbolizing the legend of the apple branch and summarizing, in symbol form, core beliefs of Celtic culture; Please visit

Sheila Kern
Sheila, originally from Westerly, Rhode Island, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (cum laude) from Syracuse University where she majored in illustration and advertising design. For eight years she worked in the Albany, New York area as an illustrator/designer and art director culminating as principle of DAS Illustration and Design Studio.

After briefly living in London where she worked as a freelance illustrator and designer primarily for Ogilvy and Mather Direct, she moved to Ireland in 1992, where she began illustrating books for publishers including Mercier Press, O’Brien Press and Sterling Publishing in NYC. She also did illustrations for advertising and industry, food packaging, and architectural renderings. Simultaneously she began receiving portrait commissions, the most substantial one being a series of oil paintings of past presidents of Bord na Gailge (an office of the Irish Government). unveiled by the Minister of the Arts, Sile Devalera. Before leaving Ireland in 2005, she also began working in interior design.

Sheila Kern moved to Paris in May of 2006 and has become an artist in residence at Galerie des Tournelles, pursuing her love of painting and delighting in the beauty of Paris interiors and the city itself.


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