Deirdre O’Brien

“My paintings while belonging very definitely to the genre of landscape, are not focused on the pictorial recording of a scene or place.  Instead they concentrate on atmosphere, the elements, transient light and weather conditions and their effects on the landscape.  The excitement first experienced by being these conditions, is brought back to the studio, where I try not only to recreate but to build on the mood.  The drama of the elements is echoed by heightened colour, paint texture and markmaking.”

I have been a member of the Backwater Artist’s Group since graduating from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 1994. I have had solo exhibitions in the Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin and the Fenton Gallery, Cork. I have been selected for numerous group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. My work is in the collections of UCC, The Office of Public Works, AIB and Microsoft Ireland.

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