“Boíreann” 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, impressionist manner.
Patrick Kenneally 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 as a refracturer of 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”
“Boíreann” runs from July 31st to August 9th at KAVA Courthouse Gallery, Kinvara, Co. Galway.