Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 100cm x 100cm
Framing: standard-edge canvas, ready to hang
This 49-panel painting follows the route of the DART train in Dublin and Wicklow. The DART route runs from Greystones in Co Wicklow to the picturesque suburb of Howth in north Dublin. This Snapshots painting includes iconic buildings such as the Martello tower, the lighthouse in Howth, Blackrock College and Pease Street train station.
The “Snapshots” series seeks to elevate the everyday, shining a spotlight on the often overlooked beauty of our urban surroundings. How often do you truly look around you or really notice the detail of a building or streetlamp? Capturing the essence of an area is central to my work.
My Snapshots pieces are vibrant yet minimalistic compilation paintings. These paintings use various panels to reflect different aspects and views of the built environment of a particular area. Using social media as well as traditional sketchbook methods allows me to incorporate the feeling for and views of an area, creating a work which is enduring as well as being immediate and current.
I paint using clean lines and strong colours. These bold blocks of colour suit the subject of largely urban environments, taking ‘snapshots’ of views which are the familiar evocative pieces that make up the jigsaw of the world we inhabit.