Eve Parnell is a famous Irish artist and a fantastic supporter of The Donkey Sanctuary. Eve has kindly donated two of her stunning paintings for us to auction in order to raise much needed funds for the donkeys. The starting price on the framed drawings in pencil on tissue paper is €200 each. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tríona on 022-48654. Bidding will close on Thursday December 17th at 5pm.
Earlier this year Eve was presented to TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their official visit to Belfast when they were given a Drawing she was commisssioned by the Parish of Saint Patrick's Church on Donegal Street in Belfast, Eve had a chance to speak with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Eve's drawings have been exhibited in solo shows in Italy, Germany and Finland
She just returned from Finland where there was an exhibition of her work in the Finnish National Maritime Museum seen by over 8,000 people
Eve's new exhibition, “A Postcard to Ireland”, opened at the RDS Library and Archives this October. The exhibition showcases her work previously exhibited in Berlin, Rome and Helsinki which is characterized by a sense of wonder at the world and Eve's fascination with people, nature and objects.
In a letter, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins wrote:
“I have had the pleasure of viewing some of Eve’s work and have been deeply impressed by her creativity; and by the manner in which she constantly sees the extraordinary in the ordinary….. In this exhibition Eve continues to focus on the themes of Compassion, Freedom and Respect; bringing to her work the imagination, innovation and beautiful precision which are so central to all that she creates. Eve is an artist of whom we can be very proud indeed.”
Eve Parnell has also received notable endorsements from many quarters, including the TV art critic Sister Wendy Beckett who wrote:
'We live in a world that is profoundly beautiful, complex and subtle, but it is also frail and vulnerable. We see these things dimly but Eve Parnell sees with wonder, astonishment, gratitude and compassion…. If we receive it, her vision can change us. I pray that many will receive it and be drawn into a greater and life-fulfilling truth'.