Margaret Kent,   WCSI, UWS, IPAP
Painting & Drawing Diploma {Distinction}

2019    Winner of The Irish Arts Review Award at the Water colour Society of Ireland annual Exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery
2018    Bronze Award winner at The Art in the open Festival & competition
2017  Third Prize winner in The Daler Rowney Artist Info Artist of the year International Awards in UK
2017    Prizewinner in the Totally Abstract Contest at Artists Info UK
2013    Elected a Signature member of International plein air painters.
2012    Prize winner at the Virginia 400 Plein air festival
2010    Winner of the President’s prize at the Water Colour Society of Ireland Exhibition
2010    Winner of the FB Stevens Award at the UWS exhibition in Belfast
2009    Winner of the Watercolour and the Oil categories in The Burren Outdoor Landscape Painting Competition
2008    A people’s choice prize winner at the Plein Air Festival Painting, Wexford
2008    Watercolour category & overall prize winner in The Burren Plein air Painting Competition.
2007    Oil category & overall winner of The Burren Outdoor Painting Competition.
2006    Highly commended in The Artist Magazine Patching Exhibition in England.
2001    A prize winner in The Schoellershammer London Graphic Art Competition.
The Water Colour Society of Ireland annually.
Wexford Festival of Opera at the Talbot Hotel annually.
The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club annually.
The University of Limerick
Department of Foreign Affairs
Hertz Ireland
The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny.
New Ross Town Council
His Excellency the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland
HSE Wexford General Hospital.
The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.
Kilmokea House & Gardens
NVD New Ross
Wexford County Council

My paintings are an emotional response to the way I see my subject and I portray them as such. I invite you to experience the connection and emotion that has inspired me to paint what I do.
For many years I painted en plein air but currently I am enjoying pushing the boundaries to slightly less representational paintings and more contemporary work.