Green Fuse Show

So delighted to have another solo show at Green Fuse Gallery in Westport, County Mayo, which opened last night

Here are a few photos of some of the works

(and me peering through the window before heading back home on the bus to Donegal this morning)

The works available should be uploaded to the gallery website over the weekend

http://www.greenfuse.ie/lizdoyle/

My ‘poured’ paintings to go to Florida gallery!

So excited to be able to share that the 9 ‘poured’ paintings that I made in the last few days have ALL been requested by Mark Borghi Fine Art for his Palm Beach gallery in Florida

http://www.borghi.org

Voyage

Voyage
Paintings by Liz Doyle
October 20th-November 30th 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20th 6 – 8 pm
Mark Borghi Fine Art
2426 Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY11932

“Color and light are the foundation behind Liz Doyle’s bold yet transient paintings. Her works are focused meditations that challenge what is seen and unseen and how one’s surroundings affect an artist’s vision.
Working in oil and cold wax medium on canvas and board, the paintings are mostly modest in scale. Doyle uses bright palettes exploring a range of jewel and earthy hues, not unrelated to where the paintings may lead the viewer in their sense of place.

The atmospheric light conditions rendered through wax paper paint application contrast with the bold textural scrape lines on the surface of the paintings. These lines, often appearing as scratches take on triangular shapes and break through the surface of the two-dimensional picture plane offering another dimension. Their presence in the works emit a force, providing a grounding element as though tethering sails to a ship, or flaps on a tent to the ground. The lines are a constant reminder of our connection to the earth.

Existing in the realm of metaphor the paintings elicit moments of personal motif and signage. They reference maps and mountains, both ways to trace one’s bearings, as would be needed during a journey travelling by sea or space, such as the exhibition’s title describes. While the work is informed by the artist’s surroundings at her time of making, they emit a sense of water and land. This is perhaps a byproduct of daily visualization of what is on the artist’s mind or in her sight. Doyle relates the tethering lines to having a directional element—something that moves from point A to B. She relates this imagery in her paintings, to being able to see the mountains on the skyline from her studio and how they ground her in knowing where she is and when she is. These references between what is seen, felt and explored with a focus on painting itself give homage to artists such as Joan Mitchell and Robert Motherwell.”

Please rsvp to lucy@borghi.org

New York

With Mark Borghi at his gallery, Mark Borghi Fine Art in Bridgehampton, Long Island where I have been invited to show in October.

The painting between us is by Willem De Kooning, and you can see Elaine de Kooning’s painting, ‘Ballpark’ behind Mark. Their current show is ‘Compendium’

Also in this show, paintings by Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Hans Hoffman as well as works by Alexander Calder and John Chamberlain and much more

It was a real pleasure to meet Mark and also Lucy Gong. I am staying in New York City for a month and also visiting his other gallery there where the solo show for Alyssa di Edwardo opens on 12th September. While I am over here I will be working with gallery manager Katherine Gagnon to prepare for my show, and  helping her oversee the preparation of my paintings arriving from Ireland, including 4 large pieces that are being stretched locally

More details later. My show, ‘Voyage’ will open at MBFA in Bridgehampton on 20th October and run till end of November

http://www.Borghi.org

 

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getting ready for NYC

I am reeling from the exciting news that I have been offered a solo show at Mark Borghi Fine Art in New York

I don’t have any dates yet, but I’m firing on all cylinders getting new work made so I’m ready

These are all oil and cold wax medium on 60cm square, 5ply cradled birch panels. Most of them don’t have titles yet. But they may relate to the earth, our place on it and questions about what happens when we depart. #ascension #realm #spirit #earth

faves of ’17

Here are some of my favourite moments and paintings from the last 12 months

And here’s to a peaceful, healthy and creative year ahead for us all. Namaste!

4 panels, untitled, each 70 x 50cm, in my studio, made in November


‘Yesterday was red’ aka ‘Pink’

55cm sq on canvas, made in November


‘Vessels’, made in October/November

Shipped rolled up in a tube to a customer in Pennsylvania just in time for Christmas


‘Split’ a diptych, each piece around 90×70-80cm. Currently being stretched and framed by the wonderful Seamus Quinn, at Artworks in Letterkenny, County Donegal


One of a group of paintings, displayed at the Show House, designed by Collette Ward Interiors, at the Ideal Home Show in Dublin this Autumn. This one was subsequently placed with a private collector


Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in August this year, though actually this photo was taken out our gorgeous niece Nancy’s wedding!


So thrilled with my fantastic solo show at GreenFuse Gallery, in Westport, County Mayo in May. Photo shows me and the gallerist Vincent O’Donoghue. The paintings behind us are ‘Blood and Concrete 1&2’ which were later also shown at The Model in Sligo, and one of them (the one behind Vincent) was selected by a private collector


‘Due West’, the signature piece of my solo show, of the same name, at Green Fuse Gallery. Its huge, about 150 x250cm

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The making of ‘Ruined gables, night painting’ was a first for me! Painted in the middle of the night with very poor light in the studio, but I love it!


A view of the ruined ‘clachan’ (group of cottages close together) on Cruit which inspired the ‘Ruined gables, night painting’ above


My largest painting to date, ‘Tower’, about 1m x 3m, painted at the end of 2015 and sold to a private collector who lives on another, even tinier island off the North West coast of Donegal. Getting it delivered was quite a feat in itself

Looking forward to loads more adventures in creativity in 2018. Maybe bigger and bolder works! Looking forward to keeping in touch with you all and hearing your news and comments

Oh! And I had a new grandson in May too! Welcome to littleBryn Malachy Doyle!