The View From The Hill
The View From The Hill, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 cm
In Pursuit of
In Pursuit of, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 25 cm
The Past, The Present And The Future
The Past, The Present And The Future, Acrylic and charcoal on paper, 29 x 29 cm
There Was A Time When...
There Was A Time When..., Acrylic and charcoal on paper, 29 x 29 cm
The View From The Hill, Autumn 2017
The View From The Hill, Autumn 2017, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
We Ran Through The Fields And Danced In The Breeze
We Ran Through The Fields And Danced In The Breeze, Acrylic on board, 40 x 40 x 0.2 cm
Vinegar Hill, Sep 2017
Vinegar Hill, Sep 2017, Acrylic on board, 40 x 40 x 0.2cm
The Orange House
The Orange House, Acrylic on board, 15 x 15 x 0.2cm
Lines, Shapes, Textures And Colours
Lines, Shapes, Textures And Colours, Acrylic on paper, 15 x 20 cm
In Sunshine And In Shadow
In Sunshine And In Shadow, Acrylic and charcoal on watercolour paper, 15 x 20 cm
When I Opened Up My Eyes
When I Opened Up My Eyes, Acrylic on textured paper, 21 x 29 cm
Landscape Study In Blue And Orange
Landscape Study In Blue And Orange, Oil on paper, 12 x 17 cm

Artist Martina Furlong, Wexford

Martina was born in Galbally, Co. Wexford, Ireland in 1974 and graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art Painting in 1996. She moved to London in 1999 and remained there until April 2015 when she returned to live in Co. Wexford.

The ideas for her paintings come from various sources;buildings, books, songs, people and nature. In her paintings she transforms reality, mixes it with memories and the subconscious and paints her interpretation of it. Her landscapes are inspired by the Irish countryside, history and folklore. She likes to exaggerate colour, apply layer upon layer of paint, then work back into the surface with cloths, rollers, scrapers, stones and twigs as well as brushes and pallet knives to create heavily textured mysterious scenes which capture the beauty, ruggedness and magical quality she sees in the Irish landscape.

She uses the same techniques to create a sense of mystery in her abstract work. These are unrecognisable spaces filled with forms which imply a human presence but could just be inanimate objects. She wants to draw the viewer in and invite them to experience the scene. The title sometimes gives a hint as to what the painting is about but she wants to make the viewer curious; to ask what is happening here and for them to interpret it in their own way.

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