Shay Cunningham,  Cork

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WHISPERS
WHISPERS, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 inches
DETERMINATION
DETERMINATION, acrylic on paper, 16.5 x 12 inches
ESSENCE
ESSENCE, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
CLEAR SEEING
CLEAR SEEING, acrylic on canvas, 27 x 27 inches
POSSIBILITIES
POSSIBILITIES, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 39 inches
BLISS
BLISS, acrylic on canvas, 15.5 x 15.5 inches
A ROUGH ROAD
A ROUGH ROAD, acrylic on canvas, 23 x23 inches
THOUGHTS AND FORMS
THOUGHTS AND FORMS, acrylic on paper, 18 x 12 inches
RESTORATION
RESTORATION, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 28 inches
PREMONITION
PREMONITION, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches
NURTURED AND PROTECTED
NURTURED AND PROTECTED, acrylic on canvas, 23 x 23 inches
INTROSPECTION
INTROSPECTION, acrylic on canvas, 15.5 x 15.5 inches
RENEWAL . abstract monogram
RENEWAL . abstract monogram, acrylic on box canvas, 50 x 50 x 4 cm
GUARDIAN
GUARDIAN, acrylics on box canvas, 60 x 60 x 4 cm
PATHWAYS
PATHWAYS, acrylics on canvas, 70 x 50 x 2 cm
TRUST
TRUST, acrylics on box canvas, 50 x 50 x 4 cm
UPSURGE
UPSURGE, acrylics on box canvas, 120 x 100 x 4 cm
ROOT SOURCE
ROOT SOURCE, acrylics on box canvas, 60 x 60 x 4 cm
MYSTICAL
MYSTICAL, acrylics on box canvas, 60 x60x 4 cm
LOVEGIFT
LOVEGIFT, acrylics on box canvas, 60 x 60 x 4 cm
SOJOURN
SOJOURN, acrylics on box canvas, 70 x 70 x 4 cm
CACHE OF SECRETS
CACHE OF SECRETS, acrylics on box canvas, 40 x 40 x 4 cm
PERCEIVING
PERCEIVING, acrylics on box canvas, 40 x 40 x 4 cm
ENERGY FOLLOWS INTENTION
ENERGY FOLLOWS INTENTION, acrylics on box canvas, 60 x 60 x 4 cm

Shay Cunningham Art (Download The Catalogue)

I am an abstract expressionist painter and calligrapher from Ireland. I live in west Cork which is legendary for its wild and rugged beauty. My first encounter with the arts was when I taught myself calligraphy in my boyhood and I am still using it today. I was attracted by the skill of making writing look beautiful as well as meaningful, a skill practiced here for the last fifteen hundred years, most memorably in the illustrated Psalters and bibles like the Book of Kells. Calligraphy remains a theme in my art including ancient art forms used in a symbolic or abstract way. In my paintings, I often include words or letters using novel and original forms. Painting from my heart, my experiences become a visual diary of my life. I employ colour and form to express my emotions and as symbols. Since my youth, I have gone from being an abuse victim to an artist victor. I have found healing and a positive way to express and communicate non-verbally feelings and truths that others tried to suppress and silence in me. Through this medium of healing, I have been able to get in touch with my inner self, find peace, and most importantly Self Love and Acceptance.

I am an artist who has learned to release my soul into each unique painting I create. Through this process, I have developed a style that goes beyond just a canvas and brush enabling me to create the dramatic effects I am so well known for. My paintings have wide appeal and are in private and corporate collections all over the world.



website: www.shaycunningham.com

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