Mattie Waugh is a former pupil of the
late Mercy Hunter and her work in watercolour, oils and acrylics
has become widely known through exhibitions over the last 15 years.
But it is through her association with the Chest, Heart and Stroke
charity that her work has been introduced to an even wider public.
Ever anxious to raise badly needed funds to finance research, its
committee approached Mattie to suggest that she might provide them
with some winter landscapes to serve as Christmas cards.
Mattie has been a prizewinner at the exhibition organised
by the Percy French Society and in 2003 she won the William Gormley
Gallery Award at the exhibition of the Ulster Women Artists. She
travels regularly in Ireland and visits the English Lakes each year
in search of subjects. She is also fond of painting in Provence.
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This was the beginning of a fruitful
partnership for the charity, for the cards based on the watercolour
scenes she had painted and presented to them, year by year, have
proved so popular the some hundreds of thousands have been sold,
many large business organisations having them over-printed for their
use. Mattie has also provided landscapes for the Christmas cards
of the Dublin charity, the Association for the Blind of Ireland.
She is the current chairman of the long-established Bangor Art Club
and of the Monday Painters, a dedicated group of artists, expert
in landscapes, seascapes and portraiture, who meet in East Belfast
throughout the winter.
14 Old Cultra Road
Holywood BT18 0AE