Bernie Dignam is Creative Director of Connemara Creative & has lived in Connemara since the 1990s. In this time, she has developed a reputation as a professional artist and one the most important art educators in the area. In addition to her work with several third-level institutions, she has engaged with all levels and abilities within her community. She delivers workshops and programmes in printmaking and textiles from her home studio, where she also showcases her work in her gallery in Moyard.
Having completed a degree in design from D.I.T. Bernie completed a further year of study at Limerick School of Art & Design. During this year she was introduced to a variety of media where printmaking and textiles left an indelible mark on her. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally for the last two decades and her work is in many private collections worldwide.
My work responds to drama in nature, particularly in relation to light and offers subtle messages around the fragility & beauty of her environment. The use of various ancient textile techniques and Fine Art Printmaking allow me to articulate, & sometimes even resolve, issues of personal conflict. As an interdisciplinary artist, each medium conveys a different narrative around the various themes that inspire my work.Portfolio