Artist's description:

This quiet painting and the second in the series in rich purples and gold is by way of evoking a memory of the morning standing by the river. The water was still and the mist that floated across on the water slowly began to change in colour as the sky turned a warm golden colour the silhouette of the trees on the far bank began to appear. 'Dawn on the River' is my emotional response to that hushed and reflective moment in time. Have you ever experienced on of those quiet moments in time.

This painting has been built up in glazes of colour to add luminosity and depth and richnress to the painting.

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This 31.5″ x 31.5″ X 1.8″ oil and acrylic on deep edged canvas is ready to hang.

The edges, painted white, are 1.8" 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.


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

Stillness at Dawn II - Provence (2017)


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