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DERMOT MEAGHER studied Art at the Worcester Art Museum, Harvard College, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and The Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Among his teachers have been Paul Bowen, Rob Moore, Larry Collins, Brian Campbell, Ricardo Carlos Martinez, Raphael Noz, Eliot Hubbard and Elizabeth McDermott Meagher.
In 2001, his drawings were selected by curator Midge Battelle for the Provincetown Art Association’s Emerging Artists show. In 2002, he showed at the Wing/Pinske Gallery in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He showed at the Battelle/Harding Gallery in Greenfield, Massachusetts and at the Boston Athenaeum in 2003. In November and December 2004, his work was shown at the Jamaica Plain Art Market Gallery in Boston. His figure drawings and white line woodcuts (Provincetown Prints) were featured at the Stonewall Library in Fort Lauderdale in 2010 and three of his abstract paintings were included in a show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) in 2012. He is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and has shown there since 2003.
His drawings were described as “haiku-like and serene” by the Boston Globe, although he claims to have no idea where such tranquility comes from. “I draw fast and use whatever is within arm’s reach to make a mark—- pen and ink, pencil, Sumi ink, tar, tea, coffee, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastels and sometime mud with my fingers. I try not to ask too many questions while I’m drawing,” he says.