Hugh P. Magrath Irish artist, Longford

Decaying Tree No.1
Decaying Tree No.1, Acrylic on Board, 60.2 x 60.2 cm
Decaying Tree No.2
Decaying Tree No.2, Acrylic on Board, 60.3 x 60.3 cm
Decaying Tree No.3
Decaying Tree No.3, Acrylic on Board, 59.9 x 59.8 cm
Turf Bank No.1
Turf Bank No.1, Oil on canvas, 30.9 x 31 cm
Turf Bank No.2
Turf Bank No.2, Acrylic on Board, 60 x 63.7 cm
Turf Bank No.3
Turf Bank No.3, Acrylic on Board, 61.4 x 60.0 cm
Turf Bank No.4
Turf Bank No.4, Acrylic on Board, 61.9 x 60 cm
Irish Bog Atmosphere D 8
Irish Bog Atmosphere D 8, Intaglio Print, 16.2 x 22.8 cm
Irish Bog Atmosphere A 5
Irish Bog Atmosphere A 5, Intaglio Print, 16.1 x 22.8 cm
Irish Bog Atmosphere C 10
Irish Bog Atmosphere C 10, Intaglio Print, 16.2 x 23 cm
Irish Bog Atmosphere No.1
Irish Bog Atmosphere No.1, Intaglio Print, 16 x 23 cm
Bog Landscape
Bog Landscape, Gouache on Fabriano Artistico, 29.8 x 44.8 cm

Irish artist Hugh P. Magrath, Longford

I live in South Co.Longford and have always had a strong sense of visual awareness. Whilst attending weekend painting courses and over time, being introduced to pastels,acrylics,oils, and water colours I developed a sense of the properties of these media.

I worked in the drawing department of a Civil Engineering company, however with the downturn in the economy in late 2008, redundancy came my way. I used this opportunity to go back to education and enrolled on the Fine Art Course in Sligo IT, graduating in 2014. Light,colour and form are elements I consider important in artwork.

Photographs are a great way of collecting accurate information quickly when visiting a new area of visual research. However I like to use the photographic image as the first step of a stairs; each subsequent image moving a step further away from the original image yet still related - an abstraction. However some artwork needs detail and accuracy, it just comes down to painting with a sense of feeling.

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