Alpha Centauri

My first painting for 2021

I am thrilled to be awarded for the winning painting at Enlighten call at Hambly & Hambly, a great start to the new year.

‘Alpha Centauri’, Acrylics, Oils and COld Wax on Canvas, 50cm x 70cm

I was drawn to the beautiful bright colours of the work of Adrienne Finnerty’s sculptural relief piece titled ‘Show the world you light, your bright, the wild exuberant me’. I loved the organic sense of explosiveness of bright colours. My painting is in response to that and to it’s title too.

‘Show the world you light, your bright, the wild exuberant me’, by Adrienne Finnerty

I was inspired by the abstract expressiveness of the work and so I wanted to be more loose and organic in response and less refined than I normally am. So much so that I found it hard to ‘stop’ and to stop over thinking the work!

I began it before Christmas and I was unsure if I’d find what direction to go, but over the few weeks it came through somehow.

Without explaining too much about the painting, I would rather it spoke for itself and for it to interpret however it may. Being my first painting of the year, I guess the only hope I would have in the viewer’s reaction is that it brings a sense of warmth, brightness and great optimism for 2021. It could even be the beginning of a slightly different direction for work.

Some detail of my painting below

Published by Derval Freeman

Graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design 1996 Fine art painter and photographer

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