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AIDAN BURKE

 

Born in Youghal County Cork Ireland 1952.

 

Schooling in Youghal showing early interest in Art history and drawing. A career in the military followed 1973 to 2010 including peacekeeping duty in Lebannon Sarajevo Liberia and Chad. On retirement went to study drawing in Florence Italy at Arcimboldo Academy for two years. Largely self taught in polychromatic painting technique in oils.

 

The artist about his work:

 

"I paint my own version of literati portraiture creating images of seminal twentieth century writers poets such as Joyce Beckett Heaney also historic high society figures Queen Elizabeth 1 and Wallis Simpson. New images to enhance the quality of life of those fortunate enough to view them. I work from my home studio in Kilteely County Limerick Ireland and have previously exhibited in Florence and London."