An Intro to Póilín McGowan…

Póilín Mc Gowan grew up in the rural community of Maugherow, North Sligo. She completed her Fine Art Degree in Sligo I.T and a Higher Diploma in Art Education in Limerick I.T.  Since then she has exhibited in both group and solo shows around the country including the Hyde Bridge and Hamilton Galleries in her home town of Sligo.

Her passion for the land and the sea is very evident in her work, depicting feeling, change and mood of her surroundings, connecting both water and earth together.  She views these landscapes and seascapes as an endless source of inspiration which continues to pull and entice her into exploring her work practice through her feeling and imagination.

Her style is semi abstract and this opens up her painting methods to manipulate the ever-changing nature of the subject.  This allows her sensitive creativity to explore and develop the finished piece.

Póilín has taught various art groups and has worked with MSLETB, Bealtaine and the Lilly Lolly Festivals whilst painting seascapes and landscapes all year round. Here in the Open Door Gallery, she shares a working studio with Tanis Gordon Smith where they host a variety of classes and workshops for both children and adults.  They, alongside Marcelline Gordon have a beautiful gallery to display their genres of work.

Póilín’s Prints and Cards


The above is just a selection of Póilín’s art. To view all the art from Póilín and our other resident artists; Tanis and Marcelline, click the SHOP button.