Brigid Conroy is an 82 year young artist, born and bred in Dublin. She is self-taught and has been painting since childhood. Brigid recalls the memories of drawing on the back of cornflake boxes when she couldn’t find paper, so deep was her compulsion to sketch, paint and draw from a very young age.
Painting has always been a part of her life, now as a mature woman she is consciously aware of how fleeting life is and how it has become important for her to capture Moments in Time, the beauty that she sees all around her and feels compelled to paint. Of her paintings she says “ I allow the paint to capture and tell the story, painting for me is like breathing, it’s a part of me and a great joy to my life”.
This collection of paintings is the “Moments” that she has observed in her daily life, the places and people she has encountered, some strangers and some friends, some from her mind and some from reality. Brigid is attracted to the simple everyday scenes of life, people just going about their day, the beautiful scenes in nature that speak to her and capture her heart.
Brigid’s desire for her work is that the viewer will smile and feel the joy she has received from creating her paintings, she is a prolific artist and has amassed a collection now in the 100s.