Artist's description:

One moonlit night on the west coast of Ireland, big waves were crashing on the shore.

Wind and rain and sea combined their might to create a powerful spectacle.

In this painting I looked to capture this energy and the dynamics between all the elements: the back-lit clouds thin light shining on the sea spray, the rain curtains falling on the water, the waves lifted high and crashing on the rocks.

Have you been by the ocean and experienced this?

At a time like this, our connection to the elements is so strong, our racing mind can't help but stop and be.

At that moment, all is one.

This painting is an oil on deep edged canvas ready to hang.

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

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

All work is carefully packed using protective compressed foam boards 2 cm deep and then wrapped in cardboard so that your painting arrives safely.

I exhibit internationally and my art is featured in collections worldwide.

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 on deep edged canvas

The Spirit of Water VII (2016)

$2,844.56

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