Kim Gaffney pictured at Cavan County Museum with artwork from her new exhibition, opening on November 24. PHOTO: Sonja Smith

Local artist comes full circle with upcoming exhibition

Cavan based artist Kim Gaffney is launching her exhibition 'The Four Seasons' in the Cavan County Museum on Thursday, 24 November. This exhibition, supported by Cavan County Council’s Arts Office, includes the artist's collection of circular paintings that are inspired by local flora and fauna.

The exhibition will run in the Eden Gallery of the Cavan County Museum until Saturday, December 17.

The unique range of circular paintings are inspired by Kim's love of wildlife and country living. She is enthusiastically reviving the renaissance trend of 'Tondos' or circular art. “I wanted to create art that is unique and fits softly into the environment, to provide a lens view, naturally drawing the eye in,” she said. The collection centres on the theme of the four seasons and includes an array of wildlife and floral paintings each inspired by the time of year they flourish.

‘The Four Seasons’ is Kim’s second solo exhibition. Her work has appeared on national newspapers and magazines and is stocked in the Design Loft, Powerscourt House and Gardens in Co Wicklow. She has received the Townhall Scholarship in conjunction with Cavan Arts Office and will commence a project based on the lakes of Cavan while working from The Townhall studio in January 2023.

“I paint what I love and what I find grounding. Filling my home and my world with the beauty of nature through art is the key. Be it an owl or a rose, or a white horse emerging from the darkness, this type of art gives me a sense of having the resilience of the natural world in my home, in an ever changing world,” says Kim.

A wine and cheese reception for the launch starts at 7.30pm on Thursday, November 24. There will also be a selection of limited edition prints and cushions of the artwork available for sale on the launch evening. This event is free, and everyone is welcome. To find out more about Kim visit her website or follow her on social media @kimgaffneyart. For more about Cavan County Museum, visit or follow Cavan County Museum on Facebook or Twitter.