Hamilton Gallery in Sligo invited a selection of artists to contribute to their exhibition ‘Christmas Miscellany’ which opened in the early weeks of December 2017. I painted the six pieces shown below especially with the exhibition in mind. Themes of day-dreaming and escape run though the work, those moments when we find ourselves staring into space, lost in thought, given permission by the uncluttered vastness of what we are looking at to allow ourselves moments of quiet clarity in comparison to the frantic business of the world below.
Dreamer, Oil on Canvas, 40cm x 30cm (Photohraphy Dickon Whitehead)
Electric Blue, Oil onCanvas, 30cm x 40cm (Photography Dickon Whitehead)
Secrets On The Wire, Oil on Canvas, 40cm x 30cm (Photography Dickon Whitehead)
Thinking About The Little Things, Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 40cm (Photography Dickon Whitehead)
Strange Fiction, Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 40cm (Photography Dickon Whitehead)
The Quiet Edge, Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 40cm (Photography Dickon Whitehead)
The other artists showing in the exhibition are Yoko Akino, Jean Bardon, Petra Berntsson, Jonathan Cassidy, Joe Dunne, Catherine Fanning, Michael Flaherty, Conor Gallagher, Annie Harrison, Stephen Lawlor, Kate MacDonagh, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, James Mc Creary, Trudie Mooney, Niall Naessens, Lars Lyberg, Seamus O’Byrne, Ruth O’Donnell, Sorca O’Farrell, Cormac O’Leary, Patrick Pye, Vincent Sheridan and Heidi Wickham. It’s an exhibition that is really worth spending some time with. Follow this link to see the entire works on line – Christmas Miscellany at Hamilton Gallery
The exhibition runs until January 27th 2018….. there’s still time to go along and enjoy!