Lorna Watkins lives and works in North Sligo having graduated in Textile Design at NCAD after studying at the Grennan Mill Craft School and Edinburgh College of Art. Her practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles and collaborations with communities and other artists.
She was selected for the 188th, 191st, 192nd and 193rd Annual Exhibition at the RHA, Dublin and the 197th RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh this year. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in invited group exhibitions in London, Berlin, New York, Chicago and Beijing.
She was awarded a Fellowship by the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in 2019 and has been awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig and JOYA:AiR in Almeira, Spain. She is a recipient of the Agility Award from The Arts Council and Thomas Damann Travel Bursary.
Lorna has been working with TAP+ in Sligo since 2022 and was a TAP+ Summer course tutor in 2023.