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SeŠn Conlon is a native of Kildare in Ireland. Talented from a very young age he was encouraged to draw by his late father, also a talented draughtsman. SeŠn is a self taught artist and studied many of the old masters firsthand in great museums and galleries throughout Europe -- Constable and Turner in particular and later, when working in France, many of the great impressionists.
It wasnít until 1983 that he took his painting more seriously and began to exhibit regularly in group and solo exhibitions, selling most of his paintings and being commissioned to paint various local scenes. SeŠn traveled to France in 1985 and 1986 where he painted in Collioure, a famous artistsí colony in the south of France. There he worked with many different artists from all over Europe and America. Although only 23 years old he received much praise and admiration for the quality and detail of his work from the public and many of his peers.
Since returning from France, SeŠn has continued to exhibit in various group exhibitions, but mainly paints commissioned works, usually local scenes of churches or castles. His works are found in private collections in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe, and of course, Ireland. He was recently commissioned to illustrate a series of childrenís books by Kildare author Anita Hendy.
SeŠn currently lives in Portarlington in County Offaly, where he has a small studio. SeŠn has recently exhibited in New York City at Agora gallery in Chelsea and later at the Broadway gallery in Soho, where he received much praise for his work. He is presently working on commissioned works and building a collection of paintings for future exhibition.Coming soon...