Opens 12 July, 7.30pm
Runs until 12 August 2018
Custom House Studios are pleased to present an exhibition of paintings OUTLOOK By Maureen O’Neill. Opening by John Mayock (Artist) at Custom House Studios Gallery, The Quay, Westport. Co Mayo. Thursday July 12th at 7.30 pm. Exhibition runs August 12th 2018.
“It is impossible for me to make a painting which has no reference to the powerful environment in which I live”. - Peter Lanyon.
Maureen O'Neill challenges perceptions of our environment and how we interact with it. She paints the places she loves and inspire her. She lives surrounded by the mountains and the sea. Her paintings respond to these landscapes and coasts, and evolve from memories and drawings working in an intuitive manner. Through abstraction she re-experience these places beyond a literal or realistic translation and finds a connection or memory through marks, gestures, colour and relationships of space. Art is about telling the truth. Her canvasses are often painted and repainted so that traces of the original images remain present, creating layers of texture, colour and history.