Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present The Perfect Rain, a solo exhibition by Meath based children’s author-illustrator Tatyana Feeney.

Originally from North Carolina, Tatyana has lived in Trim, Co Meath for the past 15 years where she draws inspiration for her artworks and stories from the irregular Irish weather.

Her latest publication entitled Eva and the Perfect Rain (The O’Brien Press) follows a little girl’s pursuit for perfect umbrella rain: not too windy, too thundery or too drizzly. This book and the imagery therein form the basis of the exhibition which also features accompanying artwork developed from experiencing Irish weather as a non- native.

The artist states: ‘It is a record of my journey to embrace the rainy days; to recognise the beauty in the colours and textures that evolve in the landscape and environment during the rain; and to appreciate the weather through the language used to describe it, positive or negative. In Ireland weather shapes the landscape and the people. There is a beauty and a fortitude created by the rain and this is what I hope to have shown both through my book and through my artwork’.

Including a combination of mono and digital printing, The Perfect Rain will show at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre from 9th September and continue throughout the autumn until the 8th November 2019.

Coinciding with this year’s Children’s Book Festival, the exhibition will be bolstered by an access and education programme. Further information can be obtained by contacting Aedín McGinn, Assistant Arts Officer on artsoffice@meathcoco.ie or 0469097411