May 31, 2012 – June 16, 2012
'The Purity of Brightness'.
The exhibition stems from numerous visits to Kearney in County Down.
In the paintings I suggest rather than describe the topography of the landscape, the paintings are a contour of my feeling or response to the setting,
an inscape as opposed to a landscape.
I am using colour as a means of expression. Form and light are achieved by working over coloured grounds, patterns of colour creating energy. The
strength of the colours is held in balance by structure, which emphasises their vibrancy, but resolves it into an overall calm.
The compositions create a sense of simplicity and purity, built on formal principles of ?rmness and balance, proportion and structure. I am interested
in the plastic space of a ?at plane, such as a canvas: perceived rather than real space.
There is an image from Apollinaire that conveys the beauty of light -
The window opens like an orange / the beautiful fruit of life.