June - September 2001
Paraic McQuaid, a young Dundalk man, was the first Artist in Residence at Draiocht. Having completed a B.A. Honors in Fine and Applied Art (at the University of Ulster, Belfast) his work has already been shown at a number of exhibitions in Belfast, Dundalk and Monaghan.
"Within my work, there are visual references of an urban theme working against or with more natural landscape elements. If anything, the mood I try to convey in my paintings is one of positive contemplative, reflection". Paraic McQuaid.