PRESS RELEASE: 2/4/2015
"BETWEEN THE HARPS & SNAKES"
* IRISH LANDSCAPES BY PATRICK MICHAEL KARNAHAN
SONORA- Artist oil painter Patrick Michael Karnahan will be exhibiting his latest
artwork images of Ireland. The show will run from Saturday, February 14 through Saturday,
March 28th, at Sonora Joes. Sonora Joes is located at 140 South
Washington street, Sonora, CA (209) 533-4455 * 8:00 am 4:00 pm. (Artist Website
On Saturday, February 14th, there will be an artist reception from 6:00- 8:00 pm, where
people can meet the artist and talk about the artwork.
Oil painter Patrick Michael Karnahan lived in Ireland in the 1980s. Karnahan worked as
an art teacher in the subject of landscape & seascapes. Most of his art subjects were
based on the rugged West Coast of Ireland. County Galway, Mayo, and Donegal were his
favorite counties. With Irelands ever changing weather, the artist tried to capture the
spirit of the land and people. In the artists current work the same spirit can be found
with wide-open skies, shadows and highlights, and the ever-present mood that is Ireland.
Patrick Michael Karnahan is known for his American railroad portraits and wildland
firefighting subjects, and has won numerous awards in those subject matters. The artist
started oil painting at the age of 8 years. To date the artist has created over 500 works
of art and has many of his works in art-print form. Currently the artist featured work,
" 2013 Rim Fire (August Heroes) is on display at the Washington Office of the
Department of Agriculture. The painting has won the award for Forestry Subject.
"Between the Harps & Snakes" is part of the 29th Sonora Celtic
Celebration, held March 6-8th, at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. The Celtic Faire started
out as an art show, with a Celtic Theme, that has grown to an event that brings thousands
of people to Tuolumne County every year.