King’s favored genres are landscapes and seascapes, inspired, according to the artist, “by the beauty of the west of Ireland landscape.”
“I am delighted to have my art available for public viewing at Warwick’s central public library,” said King. “I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Warwick on several occasions and have been inspired by its coastline, coves and historic charm.”
“In September, I traveled to Ireland on a trade mission with a delegation of Rhode Island public officials and business leaders,” said Mayor Scott Avedisian during a visit to the library to see King’s work. “The trade mission’s purpose was to strengthen economic development, tourism and cultural opportunities between Ireland and Rhode Island. Yvonne King’s exhibit at the Warwick Public Central Library is a direct result of that effort.”
“Congratulations to all on this exhibition of the work of Irish artist Yvonne King,” said Randall Rosenbaum, executive director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. “Celebrating the arts and culture of different countries is the first step toward relationship building, and with relationships come the exchanges that culturally and economically benefit both people. I’m proud that the City of Warwick is participating in such an exchange, and I look forward to the benefits that come from such a collaboration.”
Galway is one of six counties affiliated with the Ireland West International Trade Centre that officially opened in Providence at 177 North Main Street in May. The others are Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Clare.
King’s work has previously been on display at Providence City Hall, the Rhode Island Department of Administration and the Warwick Center for the Arts. Her paintings may be found in collections in countries around the world including the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, the UK, Germany, France and Sweden.
“We are honored to have an exhibit by an artist of Yvonne King’s caliber and global recognition here in Warwick,” said Avedisian. “I hope residents and tourists alike will have a chance to stop by and admire her work.”