Audrey Kyle lives on a farm close to the Gobbins Cliffs in Islandmagee, Co Antrim. She worked for the Northern Ireland Civil Service for 24 years after graduating with a BA Hons in Public Policy and Management and becoming a Fellow member with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Audrey enjoyed art at school however her passion for painting came back when she started using watercolours in 2009 under the guidance of Paul Holmes, shortly after the birth of her second child. She currently runs the family farm and livery yard which gives ample opportunity to getting close to nature and observing the changing seasons. This is where she finds her inspiration to paint. She enjoys expressing herself through the use of vibrant colour and works in a loose style letting the paint make its mark. She enjoys painting seascapes, animals, florals and landscapes all in her own unique style. Audrey brcame a full member of the Art Society of Ulster in 2014 and is also a member of Islandmagee Originals, a group who host the Islandmagee Art Trail at the end of August each year. She is also soon to become the newest member of Economusee, Northern Ireland, a European network promoting and sustaining traditional crafts.
2018 saw the development of a permanent studio/gallery in a converted stone barn on her farm at the edge of the Gobbins Cliffs. She has recently been selected to join the Northern Ireland group E’conomusee which promotes local artisans.
“I just love letting go and getting lost in a painting, letting the subconscious pick the colours and develop the detail and mood of the picture.”
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