“I just paint what catches my attention, and that is compelling to me, and that beg to be painted,” he says.
Through “Artistic Surveillance”, a Painter Captures People’s Transient Moments on the City’s Streets
Carl Hickey lurks with a camera, recording images he’ll later commit to canvas: men with traffic cones on their heads, Spiderman brawling, a khaki-clad crowd.
Circling up the Ramps of a Car Park with an Artist Who Immortalises Them in Paint
John O’Reilly started with graffiti in his teens, and then eventually moved into oils. His paintings of car parks are on show at Glovebox, a car-park gallery, until March.
With a Paintbrush and Layer of Gold, an Artist Brings Weeds and Wildflowers into the Gallery
“My whole thing is to make wild weeds and plants, that most people disregard, precious,” says Yanny Petters.
Through Portraiture, An Artist Challenges Stereotypes of Homelessness
Each woman who features also wrote about their experience of homelessness, a sliver of their own story, to go alongside their portraits.
A New Book Looks at Old Paintings and Sketches of a Diverse Dublin
In Kathryn Milligan’s “Painting Dublin”, the artists are from different backgrounds, religions, and social classes. “What connects them is that they are painting the same city.”
Before You Ask: Salvatore Fullam Is from Lucan
The painter’s work depicts his family life: playing FIFA on Xbox, falling asleep in front of the TV, and tying his shoes without help from the father he’s never met, who is the reason people often ask him where he’s from.
An Artist Captures the Travels of Alexander von Humboldt
Oscar López’s paintings draw on the 18th-century journeys of “the forgotten father of environmentalism”. His exhibition at Pallas Studios in the Liberties opens 21 February.
A Workshop in the Revived Art of Hand-Painted Signs
“The more people painting signs the better,” says Vanessa Power, the instructor. The next two-day workshop is this weekend.
Brushing Up: A Portrait of Annie Horniman
The Abbey Theatre has quite an art collection, but archivist Mairead Delaney likes to highlight one in particular: the portrait of Annie Horniman.