Clare Arts Office in conjunction with the Clare Museum presents “Lifelike” by Jean Ryan Hakizimana at the Clare Museum, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Master Jean Ryan Hakizimana was born in Burundi and is now living in Ireland.  Jean is a Painter, Art Teacher, Author, Editor, Producer and Movie Maker.

It has always been his passion to paint and run his own art studio and gallery space. A good number of his paintings have sold nationally and worldwide, from exhibitions both in his studio and across the country. National and international media has also featured Jean’s work and many of his paintings have even been used as book covers by eminent authors.

Jean has a strong belief in giving back to the art community that has given him so much happiness. He regularly gives morning and evening classes, all year round for all skill levels, even taking in work students from neighbouring colleges and universities.

Jean’s paintings are an expression of the beauty, harmony and spirit of the world. Each element in his paintings is carefully deliberated and reflects feeling, sensitivity, passion, and music from the soul. As Jean has grown and evolved as an artist his work has become more and more an extension of his being. He can best express himself through the simple synchronization of colours and shapes.

The colours in the world inspire him more than the plain object. Jean believes it is the colours that convey and arouse feeling and emotion. It is a depth of feeling he wants his observer to understand.

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