|Lady Coralie Kinahan|
Coralie de Burgh Kinahan has painted since she was six years old specialising as a child in pen and ink illustrations for pony stories. Aged 20 she had her first full length portrait hung 'on the line' in the Royal Academy, and for four successive years she exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
In September 1950, she married Sir Robin Kinahan, produced five children, and assisted him in his career as a Businessman, Councillor, High Sheriff and Lord Mayor of Belfast; Member of Parliament for Clifton Ward; High Sheriff and DL of Co. Antrim, and Lord-Lieutenant of Belfast.
Finding the portrait market rather poor in Ulster She switched to her early love of horses, wild life and landscapes. She also took lessons in watercolour painting from the late Edward Wesson RWS.
She has had exhibitions in Belfast, Dublin, Bristol, Wezford, Galway and London. Her work is in the collection of the Ulster Museum, the Imperial Museum and the Ulster Defence Regiment.
She has produced several series of limited edition prints with subjects such as Belfast Harbour, the Mourne Mountains, the Bishop’s Palace and White Park Bay.
Coralie is a diploma member of the Ulster Society of Women Artists and the Ulster Society of Watercolour Artists, as well as an author of historical novels and memoirs.
Having restored her home of Castle Upton in Templepatrick to previous glory she is currently living in England.