Invited Artists ‘Small Works’ at The Hyde Bridge Gallery

I was delighted to be asked to take part in a group exhibition of small works at The Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo. The gallery has been very supportive of my work and my development as an artist over the past five years and it’s always feels like coming home to show there. 

Among other artists whose work features in the show are Heidi Wickham, Niall Sheerin, Tina Brooks, Marilin North, Gary Robinson and Catherine Fanning (also co-curator).

These three paintings are featuring in the exhibition which runs from October 3rd until November 7th 2017:

A Place Apart, Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2017

Sleeping Giants, Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2017

Land of the Iron Horse, Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2017

The notion of moving through varied landscapes and our presence and effect on those places is prevalent in the work. Although the works are small I have tried to describe immense spaces within the boundaries of the canvas. These are quiet spaces, away from the crowd, where there is room for thought and contemplation.

I’ve had great feedback on the exhibition as a whole so far. The work is diverse and interesting and two people have contacted me separately to tell me it has inspired them to pick up the brushes again! You cant ask for more than that!