Luscious Landscapes for your Loved one
So you are racking your brains for something meaningful as a present for your loved one (which may be yourself!). What can I buy where it is sustainable, it makes me happy, and it will be a part of future memory making in my home?
We have chosen a few Irish gems here, from framed paintings, to unframed fine art prints, that can be posted to you. As always if you have any questions, please email me.
Looking to key Irish artists who are established in their careers, and have representation in major galleries in Ireland and internationally, here are a few top picks:
Jane O’Malley, painter. Jane O’Malley lives and works in Co. Kilkenny where she has a studio overlooking her extraordinary garden planted by her, and her late husband painter Tony O’Malley. Jane’s works look to nature for inspiration, and she is adept working with water and oil based paints. She has also made beautiful coloured etchings with a number of fine art studios – many inspired by the warm landscapes of Lanzarote.
Eamon O’Kane, painter. Eamon hails from Donegal, and has exhibited worldwide in both painting and other media. This work is a small oil on board from a series of works 2000-2002 called After Kafka’s Amerika, small oils done from photographs while completing a US road trip. For further information on this series of work see: http://www.eamonokane.com/web_archive/green/aka/index.htm
John Keating, painter. John exhibits in Ireland, Italy and France through a number of galleries. His works are in oil and in watercolour, and he often works with unique hand made linens or papers as his starting point. This work is on a heavy handmade Italian paper, painted with watercolour, conte and inks to provide his signature still-life with meticulous details in the hands holding the flowers.
Patrick Hickey. What can I say about former architect, turned artist, Patrick Hickey, who co-founded Graphic Studio Dublin in 1960, making Ireland a part of a global fine art print revolution in the 1960s. Hickey was a keen hillwalker and he headed to the Wicklow hills regularly, for excercise, chats and inspiration. His Wicklow and West of Ireland landscapes are subtle, delicate and in small editions coveted by collectors.
This Patrick Hickey West of Ireland Burren Landscape was printed from a lithographic stone (edition 60/80), and can be seen in detail from our shop page here: https://jackieryanart.com/works/patrick-hickey-burren-landscape/
Chris Reid, etcher. Chris Reid was one of the early members of Graphic Studio Dublin, and worked among female stalwarts who led Irish art during the 1960s (including Norah McGuinness, Barbara Warren and Elizabeth Rivers).
Keep your eyes and mind open – and hopefully you will see something you love. Once you select a frame you like that suits your own home or office style, you’ll never regret those art purchases.