Eileen Keane is a Newbridge writer and artist and founder member of the Leinster Printmaking Studio in Clane. She works primarily in printmaking, has completed a masterclass in collography and is currently experimenting with this process in larger scale prints and also combining it with salt etching and photopolymer etching and drypoint.
Her earlier print work was inspired by organic forms abstracted from landscape studies exploring texture and colour. In 2011 she was involved in a collaborative project with a Welsh printmaking studio and became interested in using maps in her work. Recently her work has become more figurative and often uses mapping and words as part of the process of visual exploration in a layering of textures that suggests time and history. She has made a series of prints using a John Taylor map of Kildare in 1783 as a background for images of local monuments/ buildings/ streetscapes from Newbridge, Clane and surroundings.
She has exhibited all over Ireland, in Wales, England and South Australia with the LPS and her work is in the collection of Kildare County Council, the Board of Public Works and in many private collections in Ireland, England, Wales, Australia, and France.
Title: At Donnelly’s Hollow
Medium: Etching. Hand made Fine Art print. Edition of 25
Image set over a background print of a relevant section of Taylors map of Kildare 1783
Size: 16 x 21 inch
Framed: Size includes frame Also available unframed
Title: Shadow Trees, the Curragh
Hand made Fine Art print. Edition of 10 Size includes frame
Also available unframed
Size: 16 x 20 inch
Framed : Size includes frame Also available unframed
Title: The Park, Newbridge 2
Hand made Fine Art print. Edition of 40
Size: 13 x 19 inch
Title: Words Joyce
Size: 50×40 cm