Mavis Thomson

Lower Lough Erne, Shalloney - 18cm x 24.5cm watercolour

Mavis Thomson, originally from Omagh, moved to Enniskillen after her marriage and has been endearing herself to all of us ever since, with her warm-hearted, lively presence and her superb contribution to the artistic life of this community, firstly with her soft, masterly watercolours, later with her unique, witty constructions of objets trouvés and, more recently, as she sailed serenely past her eightieth birthday, her supremely elegant collages.

Largely self-taught, Mavis is widely and highly regarded.
 
She has had several solo shows and has been represented in many group exhibitions, receiving numerous awards and commissions. Her work is represented in the collections of Fermanagh County Museum, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Monaghan, The Icelandic Consul in Belfast, The Derek Hill Collection in Donegal, The Masumi Corporation in Tokyo, The University of Limerick, the office of Senator Hilary Clinton in Washington and The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Diploma Collection amongst many others.
 
Mavis was elected as an RUA Associate Academician in 1986. She is a member of the Ulster Watercolour Society, The Watercolour Society of Ireland, the Ulster Society of Women Artists and The Turner Society, London.
 
Mavis’ much-appreciated contribution to this exhibition includes one of her objet trouvé constructions, a tribute to her friend Joan Trimble, the composer, entitled ‘Sonatina’. The work, which was shown at the RUA Annual Exhibition in 2015, is a fitting acknowledgement of the composer’s centenary year.
 
Forest Passage - 28.5cm x 20cm collage/handmade papers
Forest Passage - 28.5cm x 20cm collage/handmade papers
Forest Passage - 28.5cm x 20cm collage/handmade papers
Lower Lough Erne, Trory - 15cm x 21cm watercolour
Lower Lough Erne, Trory - 15cm x 21cm watercolour
Lower Lough Erne, Trory - 15cm x 21cm watercolour
Foy's Farm, Breagho - 16cm x 24.5cm watercolour/pen and ink
Foy's Farm, Breagho - 16cm x 24.5cm watercolour/pen and ink
Foy's Farm, Breagho - 16cm x 24.5cm watercolour/pen and ink
Lower Lough Erne, Shalloney - 18cm x 24.5cm watercolour
Lower Lough Erne, Shalloney - 18cm x 24.5cm watercolour
Lower Lough Erne, Shalloney - 18cm x 24.5cm watercolour
Night Forest - 28.5cm x 20cm collage/handmade papers
Night Forest - 28.5cm x 20cm collage/handmade papers
Night Forest - 28.5cm x 20cm collage/handmade papers
Fermanagh Farmhouse - 24.5cm x 31cm watercolour
Fermanagh Farmhouse - 24.5cm x 31cm watercolour
Fermanagh Farmhouse - 24.5cm x 31cm watercolour