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Grace & Elizabeth
Desmond Shortt
Figurative painter Des Shortt has recently begun a series of portrait paintings. His new works were spotted by Ireland's RTE TV. You can see these portraits and even view his TV interview ONLINE .

The Great Adventure
Desmond Shortt
"Tales of Innocence and Corruption" is the intriguing title of Desmond Shortt's exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. To exhibit in the RHA's Ashford Gallery is a rite of passage for any Irish artist in order to become recognised as an 'established Irish artist'. Shortt's oil paintings are clever, profound, and thought provoking; a 'must see'.

The exhibition runs from September 2 to the 22nd. It will be opened by Noel Kelly Deputy Director and Curator of the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

I Go with You 4
Desmond Shortt
An important exhibition of the paintings of widely acclaimed artist Desmond Shortt will be held at the Limerick City Gallery of Art from the 29th of October until the 26th of November. Tales of Innocence and Corruption will be accompanied by selected work from the Permanent Collection of Limerick City Gallery.

"Desmond Shortt is destined to be a truely significant player in Ireland and the greater Art World." - Editor ArtComment

The Raven Woman
Desmond Shortt
Desmond Shorttwill be holding an important One-Man Show of his paintings at the Fenton Gallery in Cork, Ireland, from Friday the 23rd of January, until (appropriately) Friday the 13th of February. In these playful, exuberant paintings Desmond Shortt conjures a rich, symbolic, inner world. There is an intense romanticism with an aftertaste of decay. Something dangerous lurks beneath their playful seductiveness. The exquisitely executed landscapes are a vibrant stage where mythic characters play out their allotted roles. Their drama is luxuriant and doomed. Desmond Shortt’s theme is the vulnerability exposed in the interaction of the sexes, where something like sex meets something like death.

The Princess And The Fox
Desmond Shortt
Desmond Shortt's themes in his latest exhibition at the Chris Doswell Gallery, Limerick, Wednesday 4th June, are sexual pessimism and personal growth. The Princess-Bride turns her enchanted lover into a cock and a donkey before brutally murdering him. He is reborn at dawn as the Butterfly Prince, and at evening is Rock Dog, the terrier with rock and roll attitude. While many exhibitions coyly turn themselves away from the audience, this one brazenly parades itself with circus glamour and gothic drama. The interplay of colour, technique, narrative and historical symbolism create a sensory richness that will appeal to all audiences. Step right up!

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