From his studio in Drogheda, Michael Lodge specialises in portrait and landscape using oils, pastels, polymer resin and bronze. “My landscapes are based on actual scenes, but the lighting, colour scheme and mood of the paintings are derived to a large extent from memory. In sculpture, I seek to capture the character of the subject, while at the same time achieving a first rate likeness. As I am now in my late sixties, I can call upon decades of experience in painting and sculpture. As a result I find that my work is more creative and fluid than ever before”.
Alison O’Grady is an illustrator, graphic designer and art educator. From 1984-1989, Alison attended Balbriggan Community College and is a past pupil of Michael Lodge. Alison holds qualifications in Design and Art Education. Since 2007 Alison has taught art, locally, nationally and internationally.