Fine Arts

Meet the Artist: Leah Beggs – capturing the smell of rain through painting

Abstract paintings that explore our connection with nature and the emotional and sensory experiences of the landscape

Artist Leah Beggs: wants her audience to engage with the emotional and sensory experiences of the landscape around us. Picture: firechildphotography.com

Leah Beggs is a graduate of IADT, Dun Laoghaire and is currently based in Connemara, Co Galway, where she is a founding member of uachtarARTS, a community arts group in Oughterard.

Her large abstract paintings, filled with wide, gestural brush marks, are multi-layered, being as much about the medium of paint and the process of painting, as well as an interpretation of the landscape.

Ideas around climatic effects on the landscape are one facet to ...