Medium: Giclée Fine Art Print
Size: 23cm x 23cm (including mount)
Framing: unframed, presented on acid-free backing board in plastic sleeve with artist bio on back
‘Snapshots of Celbridge’ is part of the Snapshots series which was shown for the first time at Art Source 2019 in the RDS in Dublin. The idea for the Snapshots series has developed from my interest in the built environment and the rich tapestry of history which is embedded within each and every building, street and city.
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.
The Snapshots of Celbridge exhibition is a social media-based exhibition involving photographic contributions from the community under the hashtag #snapshotsofcelbridge. The main ‘Snapshots of Celbridge’ piece was originally planned to consist of 36 panels (painted depictions of contributed photos) but due to the number and quality of the submitted photographs, it has been increased to a 49-panel piece – my largest ‘Snapshots’ yet!
As each panel is finished it is revealed on Instagram and then made available on my website as a print. The photo of Gogarty’s shopfront used for this painting was taken by @gerrykerr .
According to kildarelocalhistory.ie, Gogarty’s shop was first established in 1883 by Matthew Gogarty (originally from Clondalkin). The shopfront still retains the original façade and is a distinctive feature of the Main Street.
The ‘Snapshots of Celbridge’ exhibition is part-funded by Kildare County Council.