Purple...Artist directory :: Purple Raven Art
A small Irish gallery in a rural setting, that specialises in original affordable art, local crafts, unusual gifts, holistic & spiritual supplies.
'Purple Raven Art' was once called 'The Garden Gallery', when it was first opened in 2010 and located at the back of a garden centre in Crowenstown. The decision was made to close the garden centre towards the end of 2013 and concentrate solely on the art gallery.
Hazel Revington-Cross is an artist herself who understands that when an artist exhibits their work they bare a part of their soul. She had a huge amount of encouragement starting out. She will continue to pass on this encouragement to others.
Purple Raven Art will specialise in unique, affordable, original art, local and Irish quality craft, a broad range of spiritual supplies &unusual gift ideas. We organise regular workshops run by professional artists throughout the year.
| ||This is a quick view of our artists, with just one image for each artist, to give you an idea of what we have in the gallery.
| ||The gallery stocks a selection of local &Irish craft including hand thrown pottery, jewellery, hand made cards, textile art, mosaics, hand knits, stained glass &more.|
| ||I believe art and spirituality are deeply connected going hand in hand so creating this addition to the gallery felt natural. This is just a taste of some of the items we stock.|
| ||I try hard to source giftwear that you won't find easily elsewhere, so that when you buy, you really are giving something different.|
| ||Aleksandara is from Poland, now living and working locally in Westmeath. Aleks is a trained tattoo artist. |
| ||Brendan Leavy, is a self taught artist living in Co. Meath, working mainly with graphite pencil and charcoal.
| ||Caoimhghin ÓCroidheáin (pronounced Kee-veen O Cree-awn) is an Irish artist who has exhibited widely around Ireland. His work consists of drawings and paintings and features cityscapes of Dublin, images based on Irish history and other work with social/political themes.
| ||Jonathan has been with us in the gallery from the start. He had a background in fashion design and worked in his parents jewellery shop at a young age and the influence shows in his beautiful work. Each piece Jonathan creates is a unique design.|
| ||“For everyone involved in the current renaissance of Celtic art, Courtney Davis is our inspirational grandfather. With his ubiquitous fine art designs reproduced on all manner of New Age kitsch, his career has served to awaken an entire generation to the glories of Celtic art. His prodigious output of 50 books has made him a legend in his time.|
| ||Born in Belfast, Dawn lives near the Co Antrim Coast where she is inspired. For Dawn art is an exploration, a journey that takes her through different mediums and processes.|
| ||Elaine Clyne is one of our local artists, living and working in Killucan Co.Westmeath. She is a self-taught artist working mainly with acrylics, inspired by nature and scenes from everyday country living.|
| ||Emma Noonan is a Textile Artist, living in Delvin, Co. Westmeath. She has always been interested in embroidery of all forms from the beginning of her college career and in her last year of college she combined the techniques of freestyle embroidery with batik paper to create large pieces of textile art.
| ||Emily uses everything that can be found in nature, from pressed flowers, grasses, feathers and snake skin all delicately arranged to make up exquisite faerie clothing all perfectly framed.|
| ||Fiona is living and working in Co. Meath, taking inspiration from nature, Irish mythology, ancient Celtic symbols and the many sacred sites and in Ireland.|
| ||Hazel is a self taught artist living and working in Co. Westmeath in Ireland. She is inspired by people places and stories that touch her life and leave a mark on her soul.|
| || Heidi Wickham graduated from Bristol in 1989 and moved to Ireland, now living in Co. Sligo. Her passion is charcoal drawing and in particular drawing animals.
Heidi welcomes commissions and is available to do portraits of any animal you wish.|
| ||Nature inspired, stunning chairs, handmade by Jason the old fashioned way using only hand tools and finishing them off with bees wax. Each piece is unique and are made using a combination of woods such as birch, beech, ash and hazel.|
| ||Kevin Meehan is one of our local artists from Mullingar Co Westmeath. Kevin is a self taught artist and works mainly in oils. He began exhibiting his still life paintings with the gallery when it opened in 2010.
| ||Morgan is completely self taught artist. He began using oils in 2008. One of Morgan's passions and subsequent inspirations for his paintings comes from his love of wildlife.|
| ||Noeleen is a local artist living in Co.Meath. Noeleen takes her inspiration from nature with a particular love for the sacred site of Tara.|
| ||Gerry Hesnan takes inspiration from his days as an aeronautical engineer at Aer Lingus. There he developed a love for metalwork and a reverence for design, which would lead him to found Oisin Metal Art . Materials are natural, locally sourced and recycled.|
| ||Seamus is a local landscape painter who has returned home after many years living abroad. His paintings are of instantly recognisable local scenes.|
| ||Hand made stick people. One night while this man couldn't sleep he dreamt up an idea and the next day he got up and made it. Every night there was a new idea and everyday he created it.|
| ||Theresa McCoy is one of our local artists, living in Westmeath. She paints using oils on old roof slates. Theresa does a range of small humours signs on slate and wood.|
| ||Images of our country's beautiful wildlife captured locally by Hazel Revington-Cross are available through the gallery in the form of printed photographs &greeting cards.|
BlogThe day after the night before'Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate' - Exhibition by Hazel Revington-Cross My phone was hopping yesterday evening with texts saying sorry I can't make it so I was a bag of nerves by 7 o'clock wondering would anyone be there. Well as it turned out it was packed to the gills and the best part was there were so many new faces who had never been at one of our nights before and they had a brilliant time. An unbelievable amount of food was dropped off for the Simon Community.
Soul Spirit Exhibition
Twenty five artists- one title! Soul Spirit Exhibition Saturday 27th of June 7-10pm Many of our gallery artists have been working hard to create pieces on the theme of "Soul Spirit" where they have been left to interpret the theme in any way they wished.
The morning after Culture Night
The fourth Culture night at PURPLE RAVEN ART gallery had a huge attendance this year with a bus pulling up at the gate to let people off from Mullingar at the start of the night. Woodcarver Richie Clarke had three magnificent wood sculptures on display and he put the finishing touches on the Salmon of Knowledge while people watched him work…including the resident cat. All three sculptures will be on display at the ploughing championships.
Strong Women Exhibition July 12th 2014
Purple Raven Art Gallery will launch a new exhibition on July 12 th . Entitled ‘Strong Women’ the exhibition will honour the struggles of ordinary woman with 35 pieces of work from a broad range of artists including Roisin Duffy, Jennifer Farley and Morgan Gibbs.
Gallery owner and artist Hazel Revington-Cross planned the exhibition over the last four months, in order to celebrate the struggles of women including those who have lost children, fought cancer, survived spousal and parental abuse or battled...
Finally there!! (coffee morning in aid of Delvin Hospice)
Well many many hours of back breaking work to dismantle the garden centre and many nights of insomnia, with too many thoughts of things to do running through my head (including picking a new name for the gallery, now that the garden part was gone) and finally I can say I am there! Purple Raven Art is ready to go! To celebrate and officially get started Saturday 8th of February at 10.30am I will be holding a coffee morning in aid of Delvin Hospice in the gallery.