about Irene

•January 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

In Works on Paper, I explore landscape as well as the human figure.

My interest is in drawing with paint as in watercolor sketches that provide a quick impression of a landscape, and portraits that render the subject’s mood by means of color and brushwork.  In the print medium, I continue to focus on the figure and both urban and natural landscape, and recently have been working in solar etching. My sculpture is predominantly figural and includes soapstone, alabaster, limestone, marble, basalt, and wood.

My work has been juried into the Frances N. Roddy Open Competition at Concord Art, and both Member and National Prize Shows at the Cambridge Art Association.  I have also exhibited with the New England Sculptors Association, and at galleries in the Boston Area.   My work is in private collections in New England, New York, Canada and Great Britain.

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Themes over Time

•March 28, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Pear in soapstone, collaboration of Irene Fairley and Emile Fairley-Beam

•January 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Pear in soapstone with leaf and goldleaf enhancement, collaboration of Irene and Emile Fairley-Beam

Pear in soapstone with leaf and goldleaf enhancement, collaboration of Irene and Emile Fairley-Beam

Trees of Eagle Island

•January 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Fall 2014 at the Cambridge Art Association

Fall 2014 at the Cambridge Art Association

Large Format Landscape Monotypes

•October 31, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Representative prints from the last two years featuring New England scenes; they have been shown at the Concord Art Association, Cambridge Art Association and Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA.

New England Pond, c2010

Acadia 1, c2011

Acadia 2, c2011

Chelsea Creek Drawbridge

•October 21, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Exhibited at Landau Gallery, Belmont Hill School, Fall 2008

Seeing RED

•November 28, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Sickle Bar Mower by Irene Fairley c2007

My solar etching Sickle Bar Mower at RED, the current dual-site exhibit at the Cambridge Art Association