What Survives

A large scale work in progress.. It’s a question of what survives and what must give in.

Dawn

My first of 2020 and part of a small works project I am working on.

‘Dawn’, Oil, Coldwax on Canvas, 15cm x 15cm

J-19

For all who have loved and lost, bereavement floats on strange waters..

J-19, Oil on Canvas, 50cm x 70vm

To the Moon and Back

‘To the Moon and Back’,
Oil and beeswax on canvas,
30cm x 30cm

‘Shared Space’

‘Shared Space’
Oil and beeswax on canvas
40cm x 40cm

Painting in Progress

The direction I want to go with my work is to give space to the painting. It needs more of a way in and an outlet. Out of curiosity I attended this years ‘Speed Curating’ at Get Together 2019 and I gained some good advise from some of Ireland’s top gallery curators. I know most of my strengths and weaknesses and with some been pointed out to me is reassuring and encouraging. Only good can come from constructive criticism and I will make relevant decisions to constantly build and improve my work. I am excited to see where it will take me.

My art is my response to nature and the surrounding landscape. My thoughts often drift from what’s on this planet to the wonder beyond our greater universe. Something that I feel needs no explanation but is always part of the work. . .

Trail Series

‘Sheep Farmer’

70x70cm

When out sketching in the open landscape today I met a sheep farmer who was walking up the hill towards where I was stood doing some sketches. He stopped to ask what I was painting and I told him I was just doing some abstracted sketches of what I’m seeing. He wondered if there was a market for that and the conversation went on to his days in school and how he hated it.. I responded with the same feeling and said how I loved the art class though. He was out walking up the hills looking for his sheep and asked if I’d seen any on my trail. That’s was it really..Its the small things..

This is my new painting ‘The Sheep Farmer’

and today’s experience prompted me to title my new series of paintings

‘Trails’

Sheep Farmer
‘The Sheep Farmer’, 70x70cm Oil on Canvas

 

 

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