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Gretta Bowen’s exhibition opens on the Antrim Road tonight at Emer Gallery.

Though fundamentally a naïve if not primitive artist this work has a particular charm.

Gretta – mother to the clebrated Irish artist George Campbell came late in life to painting.

There is a wonderful playfulness about it in its colour , composition and disposition.

Art connoisseur Dr Robin Hyndman draws my attention to a really nice ‘piece’ by Gretta Bowen which came up for sale some time ago in Rosss’ Auction rooms.

It portrayed children skating.

It had a wonderful ambience bringing to the viewer the natural unbridled joy of children playing.

Thanks to Pauline, Michael and Eimear Flanagan for keeping ‘the fire lit’ in these gloomy days.

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Eamonn Mallie

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