Pat Gillen,  Sligo

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Elephant
Elephant, Sandstone, Height 12 ins
Organic Form
Organic Form, Marble, Height 15 ins
Shells
Shells, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 ins
Still Life with Wallpaper
Still Life with Wallpaper, oil on canvas, 84 x 115cm
Summer Moon
Summer Moon, Oil on canvas, 84 x 115cm
Ghosts of the Bog
Ghosts of the Bog, oil on canvas, 98 x 82cm
Adventures Byond the Door
Adventures Byond the Door, oil on canvas, 105 x 54cm
Horses at Play
Horses at Play, Woodcarving(Elm), 48 x 51cm
Stampede
Stampede, Oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm
Glassware
Glassware, Oil on canvas, 60 x 80cm
Symphony in Green and Gold
Symphony in Green and Gold, Oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm
Night Townscape
Night Townscape, Oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm
Highland Bull Glencoe
Highland Bull Glencoe, Oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm
If the Stones Could Talk
If the Stones Could Talk, Oil on canvas, 61 x 91cm
Rock Faces Mist
Rock Faces Mist, Oil on canvas, 40 x 51cm
Town Corner
Town Corner, Oil on canvas, 31 x 41cm
Autumn Evening
Autumn Evening, Oil on canvas, 60 x 80cm
Excavation
Excavation, Oil on canvas, 61 x 91cm
Moth Flight Patern
Moth Flight Patern, Oil on canvas, 61 x 71cm
Bathing With Nature
Bathing With Nature, Oil on canvas, 91 x 61cm

Pat Gillen Art (Download The Catalogue)

Ever since a child, I always loved to make drawings of our farm animals, the out-buildings, the pikes of hay in the haggard and so on. I also liked to cut out shapes in cardboard and try to make them stand freely on their own. This childhood passtime seems to have evolved into the painter / sculptor that I am today. Over time, my art has become very diverse in its nature. Drawing on the physical world around me and combining this with my most inner thoughts and interpretations. I find inspiration in almost everything, the landscape, nature, manmade objects, buildings, cultures and by-gone ways as well as old myths and ledgends. I take a sketchpad with me everywhere I go and make numerous drawings. At other times I draw and design ideas that are in my head. Sometimes more than one idea or design might be developed into the same painting or sculpture. I didn't set out to become so diverse in my art. However, I am glad that this is so because it gives me great freedom of imagination through which I can transform my ideas and concepts into a physical entity. Even though I like my work to be pleasing to the eye, I dont deliberately set out to make a pretty picture to decorate the wall or an ornamental sculpture for the mantelpiece. Rather my work is concerned with aspects such as light, mood, movement, space, form etc. Largely self tought, I find I am continuously learning new methods and approches to develop my art, and so, with every project I try to bring out the ultimate artwork from deep inside my soul. Perhaps each work is just that. However, every project is an investigative and expermintal process in which I am always searching for somthing new. And this ultimate artwork is probably a pursuit that will occupy me for all of my life. The purpose of my art is twofold. First of all it satisfies my own inquisitive and creative nature, but it is also meant to be a celebration of the world of which I am part bringing a feeling of exhilaration for the viewer to enjoy. I like to think of my art as something which can speak for itself and does not need verbal explaination. Hopefully it can be easily appreciated and understood where the viewer has the oppertunity to ponder and determine their own interpretation of it.

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