'A Boskeian Pact'

Width: 50 Height: 60 cms
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My paintings are informed by the land and sea surrounding me and by the people of strong character with whom I share this beautiful portion of the planet. In 2002 I co-founded "The Oilean Project" with fellow painter Cyril O'Flaherty. This is an ongoing artistic exploration of the uninhabited islands around the Irish coast. An island offers a unique focal opportunity for an artist, with the sole concerns being food, shelter and painting. Many of the islands held communities until recent times. They are like living museums where homes and ancient field systems are reabsorbed into the earth. Memories of sitting alone in the middle of a prehistoric ring-fort on a wind-buffeted western spur watching the sun set over the restless ocean will stay with me forever. More recently I have also been concentrating on portraiture. My first exhibition of portraits was in March of 2009. The sitters were chosen because I felt they were strongly reflective of their community and environment. I plan a series of paintings reflecting recent discoveries in the "New" physics employing a similar approach. Empirical evidence at the cutting edge of science is now uncovering the truths known traditionally by seers and shamans: the quality of our emotional interaction with our environment has a measurable and profound effect on the fabric of existence. In a very real way we are creating the world through how we think and feel about it. Our science is catching up with ancient knowledge and I feel drawn to reflecting and communicating something about this shift in our cultural model. We are like children emerging from a dark cave and although we face unprecedented challenges it is a very exciting time to be alive!

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