John Jermyn Irish artist, Cork

Sailing Around The Fastnet
Sailing Around The Fastnet, Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches
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The Maharees,Kerry
The Maharees,Kerry, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
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Dingle Fishing Fleet
Dingle Fishing Fleet, Oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
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Sun Dance
Sun Dance, Oil on canvas,
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Shared Solitude
Shared Solitude, Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches
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Family Stroll
Family Stroll, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches
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Escape
Escape, Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches
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Dance With Me Baby
Dance With Me Baby, Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
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Breaking Through
Breaking Through, Oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
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Ancient Abbey
Ancient Abbey, Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches
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Kerry Cliffs
Kerry Cliffs, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches
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Ragged Yellow Shore
Ragged Yellow Shore, Oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
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Red Skies
Red Skies, Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches
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Walking In Isolation
Walking In Isolation, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
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Blackrock Castle,Cork
Blackrock Castle,Cork, Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 ins
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Blarney Castle,Cork
Blarney Castle,Cork, Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 ins
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In awe of nature
In awe of nature, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 ins
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Timoleague Abbey
Timoleague Abbey, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 ins
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The Rushbrooke Ferry
The Rushbrooke Ferry, Oil on canvas, 14 x 12 ins
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The Search
The Search, Oil on handmade paper on canvas, 12 x 12 ins
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The Brendan Voyage
The Brendan Voyage, Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins
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St. Mary's,Pope's Quay,Cork
St. Mary's,Pope's Quay,Cork, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 ins
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Storm
Storm, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 ins
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Detail,Tympana,St. Finbarre's Cathedral,Cork
Detail,Tympana,St. Finbarre's Cathedral,Cork, Pencil and gold ink on paper, 7 x 5 ins
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Reunion
Reunion, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 ins
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Division
Division, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 ins
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Charging to The Rescue
Charging to The Rescue, oil on canvas, 76 x 60 cm
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Off Lamb's Head
Off Lamb's Head, oil on canvas, 55 x 45 cm
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Looking Out to Fastnet
Looking Out to Fastnet, oil on canvas, 88 x 70 cm
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The South Coast
The South Coast, oil on canvas, 76 x 61 cm
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Western Sunset
Western Sunset, oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
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The Sail
The Sail, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
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Coming Home
Coming Home, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm
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Storm
Storm, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm
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Dursey Sound
Dursey Sound, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
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Cresting Blue
Cresting Blue, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm
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Coastline
Coastline, oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm
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Awbeg River
Awbeg River, oil/handmade paper on canvas, 60 x 45 cm
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Irish artist John Jermyn, Cork


'It is one thing to look at a wave but it is quite another to get inside of It. If such a delving can be achieved then it frees up the mind and imagination to explode with all the turbulence and even peacefulness that is inside our own minds. This wild environment provides us with a channel to open our minds and express and discover areas within ourselves that we never would have thought we possessed' John Jermyn John Jermyn lives on the edge of the cliff at Fennells Bay, Crosshaven in County Cork, Ireland. This proximity to nature has nurtured in him a fascination with landscape - the power, atmosphere, and mood that the seas, waterways and coastlines in spirit and generate.The paintings explore different aspects in contrasting settings varying from tranquil shorelines or a still canal to raging high seas, initially allowing a glimpse of its subject but then encouraging the viewer into something else, something bigger. Over the years, he has gained a deep understanding of the Irish landscape, its people and its past. This understanding has created a highly individual painter who is held in high regard by those who are familiar with his work, which is becoming increasingly well known. John's proximity to nature's elements provides him with the purest form of inspiration. 'Jermyn's use of brilliant orange into red, which is common through many of these works, provides a strange twist. This use of colour could be described as supernatural but it curiously pulls the observer closer in to the painting and then beyond.' Irish Times John himself, considers that working and exploring with this vibrancy in colour creates even greater opportunities to explore a subject. It lands one right in the middle of expressionism. 'The raw beauty of nature is constant, thereby enabling us all to link both past and present. It is my wish, that my work identifies with this and thus increases our awareness to appreciate, preserve and protect this environment.'

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