Opened June 23rd by Pat Kenny at Origin Gallery, “The Bones of the Place” is the latest exhibition by renowned Irish artist Linda Graham. The exhibition was inspired by her time at Cill Rialaig artist retreat. It hosts 26 gorgeous oil paintings with a variety of different colours and sizes.
Hillside Loving the Storm
Linda has suffered from MS for quite a number of years now but does not let that stop her from pursuing her passion for painting. She believes it helps her with her condition and openly calls it a ‘salvation’. This shows the dedication this extraordinary artist has to creating art as she does so even while in pain. She has works in places such as the Office of Public Works and the state rooms of Aras an Uachtarain, home to the President of Ireland.
Once visitors walk through the Origin Gallery doors they are greeted with Graham’s bright paintings all along the staircase leading up to the gallery which is two rooms filled with her works. Origin also have a number of her paintings hanging which are not a part of this particular exhibition. Therefore, visitors are exposed to even more of her amazing works.
An isolated childhood resulted in Graham’s engagement and interest with nature and wildlife, thoroughly showcased throughout all of her paintings. There are scenes of a selection of landscapes which include plants, flowers or the sea. You can see her distinct style of swirls of colour with each fluid stroke in each painting. The colours bounce out from Origin’s white walls. Thick impasto and layering of paint create a strong sense of texture in some paintings. The paintings really need to be admired up close and in person to appreciate the texture and details within them.
Rock Carving Red Windmill
A great benefit to the exhibition is that there are a variety of different sizes and colours which makes each one different and special in their own way, appealing to most audiences.
The prices range from €1,500 to €8,900 which is astonishing when you see the talent and size of some of these paintings. If interested, now is the time to own one of her wonderful works or to even simply admire them. It has been recently proven that looking at fine art is good for our health according to Daily Mail’s Neil Sears. ( http://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20160423/281878707555319 )
An amazing exhibition from an extraordinary artist. A must see.
The exhibition runs until July 29th at Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2. The gallery is open Monday- Friday 10- 5:30 PM.
Anybody interested can pop in to “the friendliest gallery in Dublin” according to The Washington Post to witness this remarkable exhibition.
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