From Beckett to bars, Anthony O'Kane's debut exhibition at John Hewitt
Published 02/02/2011 | 08:00
Belfast artist Anthony O'Kane will be staging the first exhibition of his work at the John Hewitt Bar in Donegall Street later this month.
Anthony, whose father Joe is a well-known local artist, will be showing almost 20 of his paintings at the popular pub from next Monday, February 7 until February 26.
The exhibition will feature paintings of many well-known city centre landmarks including St George's Market and Robinson's Bar along with a variety of landscapes and skyscapes.
Anthony explained: "If I've been painting for as long as I can remember but I don't think I'd have taken an interest in art if it wasn't for my father's influence. As with myself, he was completely self-taught - although I'm not sure where it came from originally as my father's family was steeped head and ears in boxing!
"For many years I never had the time to concentrate on my art work but recently I've taken some time out from other commitments to work on the paintings and I've found it a thoroughly enjoyable and personally rewarding experience."
Anyone who views the exhibition and wants to find out more about Anthony and his work can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org