Skellig A-haon

Size: 50x40cm with 5cm white border


In 2019 I was awarded an artist residency at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry off the west coast of Ireland. The residency is situated in an old famine village and what were originally huts are now studio cottages that look out across the Atlantic ocean.

Skellig A-haon is the print version of one of the first paintings I produced during that time. Its title Skellig A-haon translates as Steep Rock One. Skellig is the Gaelic word for small, steep rock for which the area is surrounded. I replicated the shapes of these rocks through a jagged and sharp mark-making process using oil pastels and charcoal to carve in through layers of paint.

Blue is a staple colour in my painting palette. At the time I enjoyed the colour pop of using a bold, bright cadmium red background against the moody heavy blues which were inspired by the sea as I watched it each day from my studio. I made a lot of work about the rockscape at Cill Rialaig and that body of work has continued to inspire my current paintings.

This print is made with pigment ink on edition etching paper (310g) with a 5cm border.  It is produced using high-quality, professionally photographed images of the original painting. Once ordered each print is signed & carefully packaged before registered shipping. Framing options are available, please enquire.


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Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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