Skellig A-haon, 50x40cm £200



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. This work was one of the first paintings I produced during that time. Its title Skellig A-haon translates as Skellig number one. Skellig is the Gaelic word for small, shattered 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 on 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 in relation to 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 and dated then carefully packaged and boxed before registered shipping. Framing options are available, please enquire.

Packing & shipping costs: £20 UK & IRE £30 international shipping