Articles

Highly-Prized Art

Publication: Belfast Telegraph
Published May 8, 1999

AMERICAN artist Maureen Gaffney has admirers in high places. President Clinton owns two of her paintings and Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, the past and present Irish presidents, have one each. Frank Sinatra was also a fan – he never missed her exhibitions out in California.

Maureen, whose family originated in Co Roscommon, is herself a former actress and singer who took up painting 30 years ago. It proved to be a rewarding career move – in 1983 she was named Woman Artist of the Year by the organisation International Beaux Arts.
And this week she was in Belfast for the opening of an exhibition of her Irish landscapes and portraits at the Higgin Gallery, Malone House. It will run there until May 29.