Old Ireland Vintage Print Inspired from Archival Photo’s
Ireland was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain from 1801 to 1922. Ireland experienced considerable difficulties in the 19th century, especially the Great Famine of the 1840s. This led to a population decline that continued for almost a century.
The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a campaign for Irish Home Rule. Legislation enabling Irish Home Rule was eventually passed with armed opposition from Irish Unionists and in 1918 moderate Irish nationalism had been eclipsed by militant republican separatism. 1919 war broke out between republican separatists and British Government forces. Subsequent negotiations between Sinn Féin, the major Irish party, and the UK government led to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which resulted in five-sixths of Ireland withdrawing from the United Kingdom.
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A qualified Industrial Designer operating now as a full time professional artist from my studio ( Birch Cottage ) based in Mayo, West Ireland.
I generally find myself painting on a digital canvas and discovered some time ago that the digital art medium is a powerful tool. When combined with traditional acrylic and inks, fastidiously worked onto birch wood panels using brush and palette knife to create bold and powerful colours, the visual impact is spectacular !!!
Inspiration is derived from images and photographs digitally manipulated with thanks to modern technology to create an entirely new work of art. It is an evolving process to which I try to capture only the essential characteristics in order to create a new body of work portraying my own ideal.
As far as style development goes, I tend to base my style from ideas, music, and visuals I might come across. In this magical art world of pixels, why not create something beautiful ?
Celebrate the human, the marks people make on the world. Treasure the local, the small-scale, the eccentric, the ordinary.
It’s all about the colour splash !!