Sunday, 27 May 2012

Jane's Exhibition

It is with great pleasure that am able to share the following:

About the artist: Jane Brideson was born Jane McGill in Ghana, West Africa and 
adopted her Manx grandmother's name of Brideson 
(Mylevreeshy / Mac Ghiolla Brigide) when she began painting in the 1980's.
After growing up in Liverpool and on the Isle of Man, she moved to live in Ireland between the Slieve Bloom mountains and the River Barrow where she shares a cottage with her husband, Mel, their dog and several cats. 

Jane has an honours degree in graphic design and a diploma in client-centred art therapy. 
Whilst in London she worked as a freelance designer / illustrator for the Observer newspaper and Hodder & Stoughton Publishers. 
In 1997 she collaborated with Teresa Moorey to produce their book 
"The Wheel of the Year : myth & magic through the seasons". 

She loves Ireland and the Irish mythology, the power of images, books and music to transport us to other worlds and the occasional pint of Guinness.

In 2006 she was inspired by a dream to begin painting 
"The Ever-Living Ones" and along the way found help, support and knowledge.

Without the following people this exhibition would not have been possible:
Mel Llwyd, Fred Mathews, Michael Collins, Seán Gilmartin, Fiona Young,
 Áine-Máire Ní Mhurchú, Siobhán ní Ghabhann, Shirley Swan, 
Marie O'Dwyer, Seámus Ó Ceallaháin, Antoine O'Lochlainn, Carole Larkin, 
Trish Keating, Gearóid Ó Crualaoich, Eoghain Mac Connell, Flor Burke, Seánie Larkin, Carmel ní Dhuibheanaigh, Bill & Peggy Sinnott, 
James Crowley, Jenny Butler, Anthony Murphy, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, 
Fr. Seámus O'Duinn, the late Dáithí Ó hÓgain, Noel Reynolds, 
Suzanne Power, Æ, the contributors to "On Crow Road", Claire Tuffy at 
Brú na Bóinne, Joan & Des at Midland Framing, Mochua Print & Design, 
Joe & staff at  O'Sullivan Photography, The National Museum Dublin and 
the staff at Tullamore Library.


  1. I would love to see this exhibition, any chance of it coming to London? Or failing that giving us a private showing on your blog? Give my good wishes to Jane and I hope everything goes well xxxx

    1. Fran So sorry the exhibition will tour the island of Ireland and well we are very nervous of showing the images on the web. For on doing a web search sometime ago we discovered some of Jane's early work being sold without her permission on a US web site. It took legal action to bring this to a halt, which is a necessary a route but not one that we enjoy!

  2. I am so looking forward to seeing Jane's wonderful work in June .Our flights and bed and breakfast are booked!

  3. MARGARET in Scotland said:
    As usual I am unable to get my comment posted. Hope all goes well with the exhibition. I'm sure it will.
    Love and hugs
    Margaret xxx

  4. I wish I could be there to see it! I love Janes' paintings! Hope everything goes extremely awesome! :)

  5. H... Thank you for your recommendation for Jane's work. I love the concept and what she is trying to achieve. If only I could come along to Ireland to take it all in. I wish her every success!
    Best wishes

    Jeanne :)

  6. Flor said: Best of luck with the exhibition Jane, hope the everliving ones enjoy the images you bring to Bru na Boinne.
    all the best, le gra agus gaire
    Flor xx

  7. Wishing Jane much success. The image on the poster is most interesting. Wish I could view the exhibition but sadly will not be in the country then.

  8. We are really looking forward to the exhibition. Fantastic work by a fantastic person. Looking forward to seeing you both at the launch.
    T & G.

  9. Congratulations! Wish I could be there -- it looks wonderful. All the best to you and Jane.

  10. That's a very cool poster, and congratulations!

  11. This blog will be quiet for awhile as I shall be assisting my
    wife with her forth coming art exhibitions at Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) Co. Meath during the month of June and at Birr Library Co. Offaly from 3rd - 31st July.

  12. I hope to make this, very enchanting!

  13. Please extend my congratulations and very best wishes to Jane for this wonderful achievement. Alas, I will not be able to see it in person, but much success to her!


  14. Such a tantalising glimpse, it looks great. Wish we could be there xxx