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Ciara Gilmore

Ciara was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has never stopped creating even during her time as an occupational therapist and complementary therapist.
Following the birth of her two beautiful children, a natural break in work inspired her to say goodbye to conventional employment and follow her dream of becoming a full-time artist. Self-taught, she found her passion in textile art for a while, then progressed to abstract expressionism, which she now paints in her garden studio.
Ciara creates a form of ‘lyrical abstraction’ inspired by the mystery of life and her need to describe it in paint form. She strives to portray a sense of the energy that is unspoken and unseen, often described as ethereal, divine, or heavenly.
Ciara’s paintings demonstrate how this celestial energy can touch our very physical realities, merging to become part of our very existence. Her paintings inspire a connection to this powerful eternal force emitting a feeling that it is right there, within reach, touching our very souls. Painting intuitively a sense of magic is created by the juxtaposition between celestial softness and the grounded reality of the earth. The viewer is left with a feeling of peace, love, and connection.