Sinéad Mac (Sinéad McCarthy)
The RTE experience was heaven-sent and Sinéad found that the judges, whilst critical on screen, were immensely helpful to all the contestants during group and individual counselling sessions. Lessons were learnt about how to organise and exhibit their work, which will be of paramount importance in the future.
The seven contestants bonded over this period and Sinéad remarked upon how they worked together and helped each other with tips on matters like style and colour effects. Since the series ended, they have kept in touch as a group, and have embarked on an Exhibition Tour which has, to date, visited Enniskerry, Portlaoise and Punchestown, with further dates already planned for Cork and Wexford.
In Sinéad's own words, "This period of celebrity, however brief it may be, has given me a great boost. To be recognised in the street, not only here in Dripsey, but all over the country, is amazing! An artist can struggle for years to become known, so having your name out there gives an unexpected advantage that I hope will benefit my work."
Sinéad's main focus is her family and, in addition to her painting she enjoys walking and dancing. She is an enthusiastic member of the Dripsey Community Association Committee and one of a small group who work tirelessly within the community for the benefit of her friends and neighbours, always willing to lend a hand.
Dripsey is proud of her achievements and wishes her well for the future.