While some of my land and seascape work is semi-abstract my first official abstract painting was ’Night Sky’, Woodstown Beach which was produced in 2016 using oil paints with brushes and a palette knife. I enjoyed the experience of layering and exploring where the painting would end up so I produced a couple of ‘Cliff’ abstract paintings as a precursor to the two commissioned Skellig Island pieces I completed in 2019. The ‘Rocks on Badger’s Cove’, Dunmore East painting was painted from a close-up photo I had taken myself. The rusty sandstone rocks were speckled with different shades of white & pale pink lichen which conceived the colours used in the painting while the yellow lichen is represented by a yellow ochre line running through it.
I’d like to further explore abstract art and I hope my paintings reach out to to the viewers.
Emer has successfully exhibited her work locally over the last few years at the following venues:
– Coach House Café on the Waterford Greenway
– ‘Art on the Island’ Exhibition at Waterford Castle
– Bébhínn’s at 129 The Quay Waterford
– Breakwater Gift Shop in Dunmore East