Welcome to the website of Irish Artist Paul Ryan.
Dublin born Artist Paul Ryan is extremely influenced by nature, particularly the Irish landscape which features extensively in his paintings. Observing it from different perspectives his work reflects the ever-changing mood, light and colour of a familiar place.
Abstract Landcapes Statement:
This work is a series of visual reflections and recollections produced from sketches photographs and memories of the Irish coastline and many travels abroad. These semi-abstract Seascapes are a literal and sentimental interpretation of places I have visited. I am inspired by the sea and the natural world and the effects of changing light on the landscape as well as natures physical effect on manmade structures.
Heavy applications of paint including natural substances and found objects are brushed in, scraped on , removed, layered, and glazed creating a personal dialogue with the viewer while inviting them to bring their own experiences and emotions to a familiar setting.
Because of its tactile and viscous quality oil paint is the medium of choice although I do enjoy the inclusion of mixed media which helps create different surfaces and textures within the composition.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Fine Art,
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Dublin.
Signal Art Gallery, Bray
RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
Iontas Small Works Exhibition, Sligo Art Gallery.
Art Ireland, RDS Dublin.
Small Works Exhibition, Cross Gallery Dublin
Dublin Painting and Sketching Club
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