Artist's description:

The beginning of a new day heralds new hopes and possibilities. Here in Provence, autumn has brought beautiful sunrises, filtered through the mellow mists of the season. The sun slowly rises into the sky a ball of energy warming the earth below.

This 25.5″ x 32″ x 1″ oil on canvas is ready to hang.

The edges, painted white, are 1" deep so framing is not required.

All my paintings are varnished to add a protective coat against dust.

Only the highest quality archival fine art grade oil paints are used on the surface gessoed and prepared by myself.

Packing: all work is packed professionally using protective compressed foam boards 2 cm deep so that your painting arrives safely.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.

A statement on why I make Art.
How can I make tangible on a paint surface a world that is full of magic and poetry? My finished pieces do not mirror a subject matter but are a representation of emotions felt in a specific time or place. Often the fleeting effect of a particular light and colour in nature are held somewhere in my visual memory. At some point, this takes centre stage on the painting I am working on. It may appear during the process of creation without an obvious connection to the subject matter at hand and yet, it adds another dimension, a particular atmosphere. These processes are ways and means by which I express my connection to nature in all its richness and variety. I moved from Ireland to France to create a new body of work with the regular discipline of painting small oil studies on panel. These inform larger landscapes, still lifes and abstract works. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art (BFA). My work is in collections in France, the USA, Great Britain and Ireland.

Education.

Fine Art Degree in Painting.

1987-1989 Foundation Art course - Birmingham Polytechnic- Distinction

1989 - 1992 Cheltenham College of Art.- 2:1 with first in Art History with commendation

Materials used:

oil and Acrylic underpainting on canvas

Soleil Levant - Provence (2017)

$1,738.20

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This artwork is sold by John O'Grady from France

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