This wonderful exhibition is in memory of Betty Cauldwell, who passed away in April 2020. Betty’s discerning eye and her ability to capture the essence of her subject is truly reflected in this exhibition.
Betty has left us a wonderful legacy to include outstandingly beautiful West Clare sea and landscapes. Born in Kilrush in 1926 and the eldest of five children of Dr Dick Counihan and Enid (nee Glynn), Betty was educated in Kilrush, Limerick and University College Dublin where she studied to be a dentist. Married to Peter Cauldwell, also a dentist, who wrote poetry in his retirement, they spent much of their lives in England, Both their hearts remained in the West Coast of Clare and they returned ‘home’ as often as they could. Betty took up painting seriously in her 50s and continued to paint until her eyesight began to fail shortly after her husband died in 2001.
Betty trained at Lichfield School of Art and exhibited with The Lichfield Society of Artists and The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. She won several awards including the Armour-Brown prize in 1991. She also exhibited in Kilkee at Krazy Krauts Gallery in 1992. Following that exhibition, she received a number of commissions largely to reproduce those wonderful Clare seascapes, rural pictures and portraits. She worked in a variety of media: oils, watercolour, acrylic and pastel.
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Genres: Visual Art
Address: Cultúrlann Sweeney Theatre, Kilkee
Phone: 065 906 0769
No Booking Required