John O'Grady,  Dublin and France

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Clearing in the Wood
Clearing in the Wood, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
French Marigolds and Ceramic
French Marigolds and Ceramic, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Prune Du Marche
Prune Du Marche, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Violet Field looking out to Sea
Violet Field looking out to Sea, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x12 ins
Vines Seguret Provence
Vines Seguret Provence, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
City of Tiny Lights Provence
City of Tiny Lights Provence, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Approaching Storm
Approaching Storm, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Sunrise Wicklow
Sunrise Wicklow, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Storm Over Dublin
Storm Over Dublin, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7 ins
Light on Water West of Ireland
Light on Water West of Ireland, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12 ins
Evening Heat
Evening Heat, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 ins
View Across the Bay
View Across the Bay, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7 ins
Irish Aubergine
Irish Aubergine, Oil on Canvas Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Looking to Wicklow Head from the Sugar Loaf Mountain
Looking to Wicklow Head from the Sugar Loaf Mountain, Mixed Media on Canvas Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Home Thoughts from Abroad
Home Thoughts from Abroad, Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 8 ins
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill, Mixed Media on Canvas Panel, 6 x 6 ins
The Road to God Knows Where
The Road to God Knows Where, Mixed Media on Canvas Panel, 5 x 7 ins
Ceramic and Melon
Ceramic and Melon, Oil on Canvas Panel, 5 x 7 ins
Le Chemin des Ecoliers
Le Chemin des Ecoliers, Oil on Canvas Panel, 5 x 7 ins
L'Ouveze river looking to mt Ventoux
L'Ouveze river looking to mt Ventoux, Oil on Canvas Panel, 5 x 7 ins
Hazy Day
Hazy Day, Acrylic on Canvas, 31.5 x 31.5 ins
I Took the One less Travelled
I Took the One less Travelled, Oil on Canvas cPanel, 6 x 6 ins
Heading into Town
Heading into Town, Mixed media on canvas Panel, 6 x 6 ins
Crepescule d'ete
Crepescule d'ete, Acrylic on canvas, 23.5 x 23.5 ins

John O'Grady Art (Download The Catalogue)

Since our move to France from Ireland a few months ago, I enjoy the painting a day challenge and create small still life or landscape studies in oil on canvas panel.

Interested in the play of colours, shadows and lights on my surroundings, my aim is to produce a painting that invites the viewers to stop and take notice of the landscape we live in or visit and the everyday objects I choose to paint. As a counterpoint to the fast and furious life we lead, I set out to produce contemplative pieces that induce calm and restfulness. My larger works follow this search and result in abstract and minimalist paintings. The overall effect seems uniform and monochromatic and yet thin layers of acrylic paint on canvas leave subtle variations of colour, shadows and light that appear when you pause for long enough.

I hold a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art (BFA). 'As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualise it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.' Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi (1905 1971).

Website: www.JohnOGradyPaintings.com

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