Carlow Landscape Paintings
It was a trip to India in 2010 that got me thinking about Carlow landscape paintings in a deeper way. I was only starting out as an artist and had my eyes wide open to the world around me. India was incredible and having a created a collection of paintings to honour that journey, I decided it was time to take more notice of my own natural landscape.
I mostly grew up in a rural part of Carlow, a county rich in agriculture with a strong allegiance to Irish sporting traditions. While I suspect many of my kins people carried a love of our county’s landscape within their hearts, it was not something they commonly expressed verbally.
I set about creating some Carlow landscape paintings depicting my own energetic response to those views of Carlow as seen from Mount Leinsters Nine Stones area. Those paintings were the formation of my exhibition entitled ‘Into the Heart Land’.
Next, I centred on the views of Mount Leinster and surrounding hills as seen from near the Carlow village where I’m from.
My popular image of ‘Rathvilly after the Rain’ was created much earlier on when I was experimenting for the first time with oil paints. The year was 1999. I amazed myself with what I produced, having never used oils or even acrylics before. I was swiftly changing careers and embarking on much needed healing at that time, to get my head and finances into a better place. I had to down my art tools for at least more 10 years while I strove to sustain myself and educate myself in every aspect.
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A selection of my Carlow landscape paintings are available in print form via Fine Art America (on-line gallery) and are also available to add to customised items such as notebooks, tote bags, phone covers and more – Visit Fine Art America Gallery
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