Irish painter Felim Egan studied in Belfast, Portsmouth and the Slade School of Art, London. Hiss paintings draw on an abstract language, captured in symbols relating to music, literature and landscape, most often that of Sandymount Strand where he has lived and painted since the 1980s. Egan has exhibited across Europe since 1979. He represented Ireland at the Biennale de Paris in 1981 and the São Paulo Biennale in 1985. Egan had a major solo exhibition at IMMA in 1996.