Artist of the Issue: Aoife Flaherty

Jane Holmes, Editor-In-Chief

 This month’s artist of the issue has been awarded to Aoife Flarety. She is a rising artist here at Bernards High School. 

Aoife is a 17 year old senior who has been in this school district since she was a Freshman. She attended a private school for the second half of seventh grade and all of 8th grade. Before that she was homeschooled. She is involved in the Art Club and is a founding member of the Craft Club here at Bernards. 

She uses art as a therapeutic way for expressing creativity in her everyday life. Her goal through her artwork is to help people see the world in a more beautiful way. “ I want to help people see the beauty in everything around them, even in themselves.”

 Aoife hopes to study art in college. She said, “My top school is called Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia and it is an Atelier. It is a school devoted entirely to art, specifically drawing and painting. It’s focus is classical realism, meaning it has a timeless feel that is hard to find these days.”

Mr. Young says, “ Aoife is one of the most artistic people I know. She once drew a portrait of me in 10 minutes and it is spectacular.”  

She enjoys the fact that she can use art as a way to better understand and capture the beauty in the things around her. Her favorite form of art is drawing figures or anatomy studies in pen. She says, “It allows for a freeness and a suggestion of movement that I find is hard to capture otherwise. It also captures the beauty of the human body.”

The Crimson wishes Aoife the best in her college career!