I had been painting realistic images in a realist style, collaging images together to create one new image a pieces of art. This subsequent series began as a follow-on and retained the collage element, but instead of using realist imagery relied instead on entirely graphic elements built up in layer upon layer of acrylic paint until the completed image returned.
Over time these became more simplified and the colour palette featured a lot of white background in evidence. This more pared down, graphic-style continued on in my illustrative scenes in My Fairytale Life series.
I’m a bit late posting this, the painting below is included in the invitation and in an exhibition of works belonging to the German art collector Olaf Schirm. The exhibition is currently showing in Berlin.
The show runs until the 11th of October and there will be a talk with Olaf Schirm on Thursday the 8th of October at 7pm. All the details in the official invite, or gallery website below:
I have been a neglectful website updater – the reason being I’ve been very busy finalising all the stuff for my solo show. However, one shouldn’t forget to alert people that their solo show is in fact on at all.
Above is the beautifully designed invitation for the exhibition (design for Meath County Council by www.spudgun.net)
And here is the information about the exhibition:
The exhibition is presented by Meath County Council Arts Office.
The opening night is on Tuesday 26th of August at 7pm in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Me and My Shadow’ will be opened by award-winning author of The Herbalist Niamh Boyce.
The exhibition explores various emotions one experiences in solitude, with doll-like figures posing within their personal environments and evoking different emotions such as dreams, thoughts, hopes and fears.
The exhibition runs until the 23rd of September and is open during library hours.
Below is a piece publicising the show featured in the current edition of the Meath Chronicle.