Carol Booth



An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures & Photographs

Dunamaise Arts Centre presents an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs by Carol Booth, which was opened on Friday 9th November by Robert Booth.

Dublin-born and bred, the artist Carol Booth uses experiences from her travels with which to explore themes in her work.

Spending time in France after Art College, she embraced the Romantic language and the culture of the Romantics. Moving to the west coast of the US, she set up her studio in San Diego and travelled extensively throughout Mexico. The juxtaposition of pagan/Christian beliefs among the native Indians of Mexico had a profound effect on her work.

The softer, natural rhythms of the seasons amid the lush green fields of the Irish countryside, where she has now made her home, continue to influence her work.

In relation to her exhibition at the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Carol said: “It all started in Spain when I took time out to paint. I lived in a remote area on the east coast up among the olive groves. It was then I learned to appreciate the beauty of the olive tree, its age, its grace and individual charm...and so this body of work began. As opposed to painting a direct copy - I like to paint the feeling”.

Carol ventured into theatre set designing during her seven years in California. While there, she exhibited her paintings, mainly in group shows.

A marriage led her into the Irish antiques industry and, on her return to Europe; Carol studied the ancient art of gilding in London. She eventually set up the Hugenot Studio in Dublin's Francis Street, renowned as the hub of the antiques trade in the city. Over the span of 17 years and with the help of a staff of seven, Carol worked with the leading antique dealers in the country, restoring treasured family heirlooms and objets d’art, in addition to receiving private commissions.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. She lives in County Laois with her second husband Arthur.

Carol Booth’s exhibition at the Dunamaise Arts Centre will continue until 30th November.

Funded by

The Arts Council


Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

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