4 new panels each 70x50cm
This is ‘Evening walk, Cruit Island’
A large signature piece, on canvas, framed
This is an even larger piece, ‘Due West’
Approximately 150 x250 cm it will make a dramatic statement
These 2 above are ‘Stateside 1’ and ‘Stateside 2’
Each 120cm square on canvas
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You can also find some of my work at these galleries:
(cover image shows a few on Cruit Island, the starting point for many if my larger psintings)
Here are 2 of my recent large works
The top one is ‘Evening walk, Cruit’
110 x 160cm
The bottom one is ‘Ruined gables, facing West’ , 120 x 160cm
They were both painted during the same short period of a few weeks, about 4 or 5 months ago, in Winter.
They were both inspired by, and had their starting point in an evening walk at sunset, with the Western light, on the tracks around our home on Cruit
They are both unusual for me as they were mostly painted using brushes. And also the paint mixture was more liquid and had a higher proportion of oil, so the surface us more glossy than usual
Both have some strong diagonal marks as central structures to the composition.
The top piece is more balanced, with a fairly traditional compositional structure, with the mountain and horizon quite central.
The lower piece has a distorted, unbalanced structure, with a weird sloping section to the horizon on the left, and strong diagonal marks ambiguously reaching down from the pyramidal forms into the foreground
The brush marks were applied very quickly in both works. And there are dribbles and splashes
The colours in the top piece are warm and strong, but mostly complimentary and /or harmonious. Whereas the colour in the lower piece are strong and sometimes clashing, even bilious.
For me the results are very different. The top painting is comfortable, even comforting. The lower piece is unsettling, maybe anxious making.
I have never analyzed my work like this before. I almost never write any sort of artist statement. I would be very interested to hear what other people might think. About these paintings. Or about me writing about my own work. No holds barred! Please be honest. A diogue would be great. Thanks
These are ‘Blood and Concrete ‘ 1 & 2
Each piece 100 x 80cm on canvas plus frame.
They were exhibited last month at Green Fuse Gallery in Westport, County Mayo.
I have submitted them to ‘Cairde Visual’ at the Model, in Sligo for their annual juried Summer show as part of Cairde Festival. I should hear soon if they have been selected. Fingers crossed!
These pieces developed out of my response to images of destruction in Aleppo, Syria. However, I don’t see them as sad paintings, but abstract images in their own right. It’s up to the viewer to make their own interpretation. I would be interested to hear from anyone if they have a particular reaction. Thanks
‘Evening walk, Cruit Island’
100 x 155cm
I’m thinking about what will hang where
Which paintings complement each other
Thinking that ‘less is more’ but also how many or how few
‘Donegal’ Pair (now framed), one is 80 x 100, second is 80cm sq
Should they go in the same room
What’s the lighting like
‘Ruined Gables, Night Painting’
98 x 150cm
And what about the Ceide Fields pieces? (100 x 80 and 80cm sq). And there’s another of these there already
And there should be some smaller ones too (‘Its Orange Outside’, pair, framed now, 50cm sq)
But of course its not up to me anyway!
On tenterhooks waiting for a studio visit from the curator
Solo show at Green Fuse Gallery, Westport, County Mayo. 29th April to 10th June