The corridors of Letterkenny Institute of Technology have been brightened by an eye-catching collection of paintings by former student Sean Fingleton.
Sean Fingleton Collection – Work on Loan was officially launched on Thursday night, with art fans braving the storm to view the exhibition. They were treated to a tour of the collection with the artist himself.
Sean Fingleton, from Malin, is one of Ireland’s leading landscape painters. He studied art at the Letterkenny RTC, now the LYIT.
The loan to LYIT consists of eight oil paintings by Fingleton executed between 1986-2000 that feature scenes from Letterkenny, dramatic landscapes and seascapes and expressionist portrayals of life within nature.
Fingleton said it was important that his work has a presence at his former college. He said: “It is meaningful that these works are in Letterkenny. I have a fondness for the college, the town, and the county. I also have a following in Donegal that I felt could be served by this loan.”
The presence of the Sean Fingleton Collection – Work on Loan is of great importance to LYIT. It highlights the work of a leading Irish artist and key exponent in the landscape tradition. It also highlights the importance of the institute as a memorable foundation in the career of Sean Fingleton and its legacy potential for all its students.
See more photos from the launch event below: