“Boireann” explores the landscape of the Burren through the eyes and mind of the artist as he
arranges space and colour to define the impact of the landscape in a semi abstract,
Patrick is graduate of Limerick College of Art and Design and as well as being a practicing artist,teaches art in Seamount College, Kinvara. Living and working in the Burren region all his life, he has sought to bring a bold colour palette to a region that may at first glance lack such vibrancy of colour until one takes a closer look. Much like the impressionists’ viewpoint, the land, water and sky serve to refract the colour prism. Depending on the time of day, light and weather, the landscape gives a multitude of combinations for the artist’s inspiration.
“An exaggerated interpretation of colour, form and light fill my palette from hazy morning
shimmers to the last light of the day” quotes the Clare born artist. “To have such beauty and
inspiration on your doorstep is truly a privilege”
“Many of the works were created during lockdown and were painted from memory and this has allowed me more freedom of expression and interpretation of the lay of the land as well as the other elements of the artwork” “The artist provides the filter between the viewer and the view”
“Boireann” runs from July 31st to August 9th at KAVA Courthouse Gallery, Kinvara, Co.
Galway. 11am to 4pm daily.
“My aesthetic toolbox at the moment contains colour, composition, light and perspective. The frequent use of a horizon line serves to create a sense of distance physically but also serves as a metaphor for time, memory or future”
Born in Co. Clare, Patrick Kenneally graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design with a degree(hons) in fine art. He won the RDS Taylor award for printmaking and has had work shown both nationally and internationally. His work is in private and public collections such as AIB and Limerick Corporation.
"FROM the rugged slopes of Mullaghmore to the medieval lanes of Ennis, the stark splendour of Quin Abbey to the crumbling chimneys of Our Lady’s Hospital, artist Patrick Kenneally finds inspiration in all kinds of places"
"His exhibition combines scenes that are unmistakably Clare with others that could be more accurately described as inner landscapes" Fiona McGarry, Journalist, Clare Champion.
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