ARTIST STATEMENT
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Artist Statement -



Splaying a half full palette knife lightly over the canvas, the layers begin to build and the impression composition starts to materialise. With the use of light colours, un-detailed strokes and dashes, I create an original vibrant image, using an original technique.

I think, dream, see, I step outside my door and I am inspired to paint. I paint a simple message of positivism, neutrality and colour. I just paint the colours I wish to see.

Past series of artworks i.e. floral still life, figurative abstract and mixed media, using various medium have evolved and created a practical foundation for my current technique and style. My much loved medium, oil paint, is applied in an alla prima technique, used by some of my favorite impressionists, Van Gogh, Monet and Sargent. I paint with a palette knife, this for me, limits the detail and extent of inaccuracy.

Although a predominantly self taught artist, I have digested in-depth, many impressionism and contemporary art books, videos and other references, practiced and practiced more. I stand fast that my work solely represents and will always represent the neutral visual aspect in life. Each painting has unique characteristics that give meaning and value to me, allowing me to portray my enthusiasm and excitement in the next and every piece. I strive to learn and grow as an artist with each and every painting.

I want to inspire the viewers of my work to keep or look for the positivism, neutrality and colour in their everyday or maybe return to that happy place be it in a dream, a memory or a Sunday drive. I want to continue developing my style, portfolio, skills and talents to make a positive and meaningful contribution to the world of art.

What is art I try to understand it everyday. Can anyone understand art Can anyone understand life Just like life, I may never know its true meaning. I do know that art can be demanding, but beautiful and rewarding just like life.
A lifetime isnt nearly enough to express my imagination. I will require a thousand lifetimes and a million canvases to paint all the concepts of my imagination.

Artist Exhibitions



Peoples Art - Group Exhibition, St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland

2014, 2015, 2016
Festival Exhibitions
Kilbeggan - Group Exhibition, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

2013, 2014. 2016
Mullingar Christmas Fair - Solo Exhibition, Westmeath, Ireland

2016
Tullamore Art Fair - Group Exhibition, Co. Offaly, Ireland

2012,
Collections
Private collections, Ireland
Private collections, USA
Affiliations
William Kelly, Bogside Artists
Tom Hogarty, Founder of New Irish Art
Events
Participated in the Incognito, Public Arts Initiative

Incognito is an exhibition of 1500 small-scale artworks - all the size of a greeting card - which will grace the walls of a Dublin city centre gallery space in Spring 2017. Sale of artworks will go to The Jack Jill Childrens Foundation to help sick children....

Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites



Jon Glaser, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{180_degrees_of_sunset-1487511708.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2016
38 x 56 x 0.2 inches (61.0 x 61.0)
Ireland
John Rollinson, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{windsical-1488316439.jpg} X
Original Watercolor, 2016
11 x 14 inches (61.0 x 61.0)
Ireland
Nicholas Down, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{sacred_renewal-1487616684.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
42 x 26 x 2 inches (61.0 x 61.0)
Ireland
Chris Quinlan, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{forest_sunset-1555874574.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
24 x 24 x 2 inches (61.0 x 61.0)
Ireland
Markus Kruse, , , Original Painting oil, size_width{test_sunday-1488730857.jpg} X
Original , 2017
12 x 12 x 14 inches (61.0 x 61.0)
Ireland
Not For Sale
Raluca Tifrea, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{tiger-1488106821.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2016
70 x 50 x 2 cm (61.0 x 61.0)
Ireland
Raluca Tifrea, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{tiger-1488106821.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2016
70 x 50 x 2 cm (61.0 x 61.0)
Sue Alexander, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{twilight_sail-1488160828.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
10 x 8 inches (61.0 x 61.0)
Ireland
Sue Alexander, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{twilight_sail-1488160828.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
10 x 8 inches (61.0 x 61.0)

Personal Favorites



Personal info and favorite links and sites coming soon.