Artist Sinead Hehir selected to make University Hospital Waterford A Better Place through her art

Artist Sinead Hehir’s paintings have been selected via a public vote for exhibition at UHW under the A Better Place exhibition strand later this year.  The annual exhibition, organised by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, is decided via an open competition involving artists submitting a sample of their artwork to be considered and voted on for a full exhibition.  Submissions were received from 63 artists and were on public view at UHW from February to April, with Sinead’s artwork receiving the highest number of votes.

On hearing she had been selected for exhibition, Sinead Hehir said “I’m thrilled, really delighted! I would like to express my thanks to everyone who engaged with the voting process of A Better Place and to Waterford Healing Arts Trust for providing this opportunity for artists. It is an honour to have been chosen as the winning artist and I’m very excited and privileged at the prospect of exhibiting more of my work at University Hospital Waterford.”

Sinéad is a Dungarvan artist renowned for her paintings of local landscapes. She uses paint in an exciting and colourful way often portraying a dramatic view of the landscapes of Waterford and the surrounding areas.

A teacher of Art, Craft & Design in Newtown School, Sinead graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Cork, with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art in 2009 garnering the CIT and OPW Purchase Prize Awards respectively, and completed her Higher Diploma with First Class Honours in 2010 gaining the Marshall Hutson Award for Best Art Education Student, achieving the highest result in the year, and also Student of the Year by CIT.

Look out for upcoming news about this exhibition.

Click here for background info to this project.