Thelma Mansfield has always loved the sea shore from her early days on the beach with a net and bucket, trying to catch things and discovering all kinds of sea shells. She has had a long and happy relationship with Conamara bogs, regularly walking there with hawks and dogs. Her studio in Spiddal overlooks the little harbour and she revels in painting it in its various moods, especially in the storm. Thelma enjoys watching the comings and goings of the hookers and gleoiteogs.
Thelma has been interested in art since her very young days. Her extraordinary talent was recognised early on when she was given the highest accolade in the Texaco Childrens Art Competition. On three occasions she won the top award in the Glen Abbey Art Competition, ... read more