About Carmel Doherty
Since qualifying from the University of Dundee in 1990 with an M.Phil in Public Art and Design Carmel has exhibited extensively in England, Ireland and on the Continent. From 1988 to 1991 she was a visiting lecturer at Limerick School of Art & Design. She has been awarded numerous residences including Crammond Sculptor (1989), Sculpture Fellow in Limerick School of Art (1990), West Cork Sculpture Residency (1991), Artist in Residence for the Midlands (1992).
Although her artistic qualifications are in sculpture, she has always had a passion for painting which came to fruition in 2001 when she went to live in The Algarve in Portugal. Carmel works in the border zone between landscape painting and true abstraction, landscape art in its most attenuated form, where it approaches an abstraction it can never fully attain. Her current series, based on traditional Co Clare tunes (as many Irish tunes use the landscape as the inspiration point) not so much depicts a particular scene as distills its essence. Her work can be viewed on her web site
As an art tutor Carmel Doherty has a reputation for her calm and encouraging manner which helps build confidence. She has a generous attitude which means she really shares her extensive expertise and experience. With over twenty years experience in teaching to people of various abilities from Degree level students in Limerick School of Art and The Burren School of Art, The Ennis Sculpture Trails, Clare Multimedium Project to Disabled People of Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and Brothers of Charity teaching in a variety of disiciplines from sculpture to preliminary drawing techniques.