Fiona Power (nee McHugh) studied at Sligo IT from 1984 to 1988 – one year of Visual Education and three years of Fine Art, majoring in Painting, Photography and Print. She was a founder-member of the Pigeon Loft Studios in Sligo and a member of the Backwater Artists Groups when she lived in Cork city.
Having moved to West Cork and with a growing family, Fiona also found inspiration closer to home, painting scenes that depicted the serene moments of everyday country life. With her studio overlooking Dunmanus Bay and the Sheeps Head Peninsula, Fiona’s work expresses the beauty and drama found in her immediate environment.
Her unique and emotional treatment of atmospheric seas and landscapes is one of the most defining characteristics of Fiona’s work, capturing the ever-evolving moods of Ireland’s landscapes. Her current work marks a return to the broad, looser strokes, creatively using colour as a conduit to express light, atmosphere and feeling.
Fiona’s work is held in many private collections worldwide and is part of the Bank of Ireland National Collection.