Fiona Quigley trained as a surface Designer in Bolton university gaining a diploma in textiles and surface design. Fiona then went on to study at Kidderminster university gaining an BA honours degree study carpet design and mixed media textiles. She became a member of Bridge Street Studios in 1996.
She has received bursaries from the Arts Council Ireland, Louth County Council (Create Louth) and has been awarded artist in residencies in schools based in Co. Louth and Northern Ireland. Fiona has also worked with the Pushkin project, North Louth peace process residencies and arts in mental health. Fiona has also taught numerous workshops in Batik, silk painting, card making at the Ica in ‘An Grianan’ Termonfeckin, Bridge Street Studios, Armagh Arts Centre and Saint Bridgid’s Special Needs School. Fiona has facilitated numerous therapeutic workshops for mental health.
Fiona has exhibited in group shows at the Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk Library and Listoke House in County Louth. Her work is held in private, public and corporate collections in Ireland and the UK and she has completed numerous private commissions.
“Photography is mainly the basis and start of all my work. I find so much peace and beauty in nature and different seasons. I love to sketch from objects I collect on walks by the sea or in the countryside. I feel my work is an expression of my emotions and energy”.
Fiona’s work is a mixed media textile artist who uses a combination of photography, stitch and acrylic to create unique pieces. Fionas work is colourful and unique with almost nostalgic feel.
Fiona also works privately and in schools as an art Psychotherapist and sand Jungian therapist.