Josephine Grant is celebrating her 70th birthday with a solo exhibition in Kilcock Art Gallery. Josephine divides her time between Ireland and France, where she finds subjects which demonstrate the differing qualities of light and atmosphere. Painting in both watercolour and oils she captures with great effect natural light and strong sunlight passing through the windows of her homes, falling on polished floors and furniture, casting wonderful shadows on oriental carpets, ornate draped fabrics, detailing a cup and saucer, a pile of books and capturing a relaxed cat Finzi.. The same individual attention to light and shade is given to the terraces, gardens, flowers and landscape seen from her windows. She excels in her use of colour, tone and form, painting in intricate detail the minutia of each exact period detail. Josephine has shown her work in nine solo exhibitions in Ireland, Washington DC and Dallas, U.S.A., France, Mexico City and England. She has also shown in group exhibitions in New Zealand, Spain, and The Netherlands. Her work in the last few years has included commissions from the Hon. Desmond Guinness, painting interiors of his home at Leixlip Castle. Apart from painting, her interests include music, needlework, gardening, and her extended family - six sons and daughters and, to date, fifteen grandchildren including extras. She also enjoys giving parties at which she is likely to be found singing to her husband's accompaniment on the piano.
Kilcock Art Gallery, Co. Kildare Ireland ’05, ’08, 2011: Gallerias Louis C Morton, Mexico City 2003: Naomi Childrens Hospital, Lymington, UK ,2002: Le Choiseul, Amboise, France 2001: Atlantic Gallery, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA ’98, 2000: Boyd Levinson Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA 1997: Upton Lodge Galleries, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK ’98, 1994:
Selected Group Exhibitions
Galerie Le 5, Riberac, France: Newtownbarry House, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, Ireland: Hunt Museum, Limerick : John Noot Gallery, Broadway, UK: Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand: Casas y Gente Magazine, Mexico: Atlantic Gallery, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA.