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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).