Stronach Gallery, run by Nicola Stronach and Jean Pierre Maire, is hidden away in the wilds of Connemara. The eclectic collection of paintings and sculpture is housed in a charming Victorian country house, Fermoyle Lodge. It is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens, magical lakes and mountains, an idyllic setting to enjoy the works of art to be found within.
The collection has evolved following visits to numerous countries, tracking down artists, meeting them in their studios, learning about their particular painting techniques and gradually developing not only friendships but an understanding of their work.
Stronach Gallery represents prominent artists from the ex-Soviet Union, including Alina Maksimenko, Edward Belsky, Serhiy Savchenko, Borys Buryak, Irakli Sutidze and Merab Abramishvili, whose art works are also to be found in the national galleries of their respective countries.
Closer to home, Stronach Gallery is privileged to work with a number of talented Irish artists, including Declan O'Connor, Rosemary Carr, Selma McCormack and Rosie McGurran who are all living and working locally in Connemara.
This is not a typical gallery, but an intriguing place that houses a diverse collection of contemporary art which is for sale, in a beautiful remote location.