Jane O'MALLEY

Jane O'MALLEY
1944

Canadian painter, born in Montreal, who met and married Irish artist Tony O'MALLEY after meeting him in St Ives in 1969. Jane had attended art school in Canada, and after a bout of travelling, had come to St Ives to attend the School of Art (Theresa Norah COPNALL Principal). They were both popular in St Ives and West Cornwall, and were also members of NSA and exhibitors at NAG and Penwith Galleries.

Now his widow, Jane lives in the home they built together in Ireland. Her close friends are Breon O'CASEY, Jane SCOTT and many others who travel to Ireland to paint with her. She continues to paint from her home studio and elsewhere, while exhibiting her work widely and at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, including regularly in West Cornwall at private and public galleries.

In later years she has purchased the childhood home of Tony, and developed this into a well-conceived residential studio for visiting and student artists. On this project she is working with the National Gallery of Ireland who hold a permanent collection of her late husband's work.

Jane returns to Cornwall frequently where she has many friends and colleagues.  Her work is exhibited locally at the Yew Tree Gallery near Morvah, and regularly with other Cornish and Irish artists by the Stour Gallery in Warwickshire.

 

media

Painter

works and access

The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire

exhibitions

1986: RCM & RIC Three Spires Festival Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Pottery, Truro (Opening of the RCM or County Art Gallery, by the Royal Institution of Cornwall)

1988: NAG Art Share

1989: A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989

memberships

NSA 1975-1995 list

misc further info

 

references

Buckman (2006) Artists in Britain since 1945

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary of a Gallery

WCAA file: exh cats

Whybrow (2013) St Ives: The Story of Porthmeor Studios;

www.thestourgallery.co.uk