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18 Aug 2022

The remarkable paintings of James D Baker will go on display at the library in Clonmel in August

The remarkable paintings of James D Baker will go on display at the library in Clonmel in August

An exhibition of the paintings of James D Baker will take place at Clonmel library from August 3 to August 12

The remarkable paintings of James D Baker will go on exhibition at the library in Clonmel from August 3 to August 12.

James, whose mother Susan Baker is from Clonmel, started painting at eleven years old and has complex medical conditions.

"I’ve been painting since I was eleven years old, my passion for painting was discovered by my home tutor who introduced me to art. I am now thirty two. I paint in many mediums and I particularly like to paint with acrylics. I have complex medical problems and have constant admissions to hospitals. When I was twenty one I was finally diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called PTEN Harmartoma Tumour syndrome. I have four injections a day for sickness and have arthritis in my hands now, but that won’t stop me, I’m very determined.Painting takes me away from everything, it brings me to a
different world and I’m so grateful for that," said James.

The exhibition will be opened on August 3 by Camida Chairman Maurice Healy.

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