verona stellet
out and about

Verona was born in Germany growing up in the city of Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein. She moved to Ireland to do a
foundation art course at Galway RTC. Subsequently, she moved to Limerick to study fine art at the Limerick School of Art
and Design and graduated with a National Diploma in Art (distinction) in 1987.

Currently she lives with her family in her adopted home town of Newport in Co. Tipperary where she also works from her studio.
Apart from her artistic work Verona has been involved in various voluntary community projects over the years.
She received funding to develop and run art classes in the local primary schools. She partook in the restoration of a
heritage building- the local Bridewell (small jail and courthouse). As part of this she helped to develop the Bridewell as an
exhibition space for artists and organized a number of successful exhibitions.

Verona was commissioned to facilitate an art/craft project with the Historical and Archaeological Society, Newport which
was funded by the Arts Office.

The Speech and language department at the University of Limerick commissioned her to produce sets of drawings for research
and therapy purposes on two occasions.

Having concentrated on raising her family and being active in community work for some tome, in recent years Verona has
returned to art on a full-time basis. In June 2008 she took up the offer of a joint residency, together with Kirsten Lorenz, at
the Heinrich Boll cottage on Achill Island.

Verona received the solo exhibition award 2008 from the Arts Office of North Tipperary. This led to an exhibition in
November-December 2008 in Nenagh. In addition her work has been shown in various group exhibitions and is in private
collections in Ireland, Germany and France.