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Thursday 25 December 2014

In Pictures: Sara O’Neill’s solo exhibition

Aisling Ni Labhrai, Gemma McCorry & Triona Walsh
Aisling Ni Labhrai, Gemma McCorry & Triona Walsh
Sara O'Neill & Tracey Hall
Brenda Mallon & Rachelle Thompson
Gavin Millar & Claire McEvoy
Gemma McCorry & Hannah Colledge
Grainne Maher & Sharon Curran
Jim Crone & Jeanine Canessa
Kat St. Angelo, Tom Foye & Andrea Foye
Khara Pringle & Bradley Quinn
Lucie McLaughlin & Sarah-Louise Deazley
Mark & Whitney Morgan
Nicola & Emma Kelly
Sara O'Neill & John Mackem
Sara O'Neill & Paddy McGurgan
Shane Quinn & Emma Pennick
Suzie & Hannah Colledge

Following her highly successful first solo exhibition just last year, leading fashion stylist and now established artist Sara O’Neill recently launched her second body of work to a rapidly growing fan base at Belfast’s Frame of Mine Gallery.

Inspired by fashion and literature, Sara’s collection of pictures entitled ‘Love Me to Death’ pays homage to the strength of the female character in the face of adversity.

At the private viewing, guests were treated to a drinks reception courtesy of Carnaby Brown before getting up-close and personal with Sara’s flourished flair for fashion illustration and devotion to detail. Thirteen detailed pencil drawings and mixed-media pieces featuring watercolour and pastel were on show as well as Sara’s limited edition prints and illustrated T-shirts, designed exclusively to coincide with the exhibition.

From themes of doomed love and tempestuous relationships to thrills and sensations and trials and tribulations, Sara has explored and visualised such works as ‘The Woman in White’, ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Masque of the Red Death’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Rebecca’.

Sara’s work is available for purchase via Frame of Mine Gallery or by visiting www.saras-designs.co.uk Pieces are available at a range of prices up to £1,000 with sizes varying from 23x16in to 30x22in.

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