Tuesday, June 12, 2007
This exhibition included several recent paintings being exhibited for the first time and a selection of the paintings previously shown at my solo exhibitions:
Pattern of Chaos at Flowerfield Arts Centre in November 2005;
Images Satellites and Souvenirs de Toulouse in Toulouse, May 2006; and
Glimmer of Life, Ballymoney Museum, March 2007.
All of these paintings have been inspired by nature. We can be awed both by our insignificance in the vastness of the universe and by the detail and complexity of nature contained in a tiny patch of garden.
“It is only with the heart one can see right -
What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Sunday, February 25, 2007
GLIMMER OF LIFE
The ephemeral beauty of nature is at once attractive and poignant. We copy it, trying vainly to tie it down, constrain it, acquire it, yet it evades our grasp, always just out of reach, indefinable and evanescent.
To be able to appreciate beauty, however fleeting or fragile, is a gift worth having.
Similarly, sometimes loved ones are taken from us. While I have tried to capture the fleeting essence of a flower through my art, the recent passing of loved ones has left an image forever in my heart.
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of three members of my family who died too young: my cousins Emma and Timothy and my aunt Sandra. “As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone”.
The Exhibition ran from from 26 February - 24 March