As a contemporary painter my resource is the natural world around me. I am most connected when I work outdoors. I draw, paint and respond both directly and emotionally to what I see and feel.
The weather and its constant change on the land features most significantly in my work. I may be immersed in rain drenched bogs, rich scents of nature permeating the air around me or cocooned by caves with voluminous sea swells threatening to engulf the wild coastlines I inhabit as I work.
In the last few years, unusual changes in weather patterns have left their mark all over the world. Extreme weather fronts causing torrential flooding with rivers bursting their banks.
Hurricanes uprooting trees, stripping leaves and bark. Heavy snowfall both beautiful and perilous. Searing heat scorching the earth under our feet. They are the voice of our planet, pleading with us to take notice.
This body of work is about exploring the energy that is climate change, its effect on nature, through layers of colour, texture and the visual expression of mark making.
Tackling climate change is one of the key challenges of our time. Art can inspire us to make changes. It is my hope as a painter that I can engage the viewer through my observations and communicate this ever-changing story. It serves as a reminder of how fragile our planet has become.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”- Andy Warhol
Opening reception Thurs 26th April 6-9pm. Open invitation.
Thereafter open daily 11am to 4pm or by appt.
Ph:00353 86 220 9494
Fiona will be in situ for the duration and is happy to welcome visitors and fellow artists.