Exhibition of Paintings by Carole Cullen

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From Wednesday 9th June to Sunday 20th June 2010

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present this collection of work by artist Carole Cullen. Carole studied Fine Arts at IADT, Dun Laoghaire. She has been teaching photography and painting to adults and children for the past 20 years, as well as exhibiting her own work in Dublin, Cork and Wicklow.

Her work in the past has portrayed the landscapes, roads, ancient monuments, beaches and cottages of mainly the Beara Peninsula. Working in oils, Carole favours the large format canvas and derives the greatest pleasure in using plenty and plenty of paint. Her teachers have included two influential painters namely Henry Healy and Brian Maguire.

This show entitled 'Glow' is a departure from her landscapes. There are two sections, one depicting fireplaces and armchairs and sometimes a glowing fire. The other section is portraits of children, their faces glowing with health and outdoor activity. The portraits of the children were the result of admiring the rosy-cheeked light-radiating Renoir portraits, seen on a recent visit to the Musee d'Orsay, Paris. The idea behind the sometimes glowing fires is to depict the curves of period fireplaces and armchairs high-lit by the flickering fingers of the flames. Hopefully in the heat of June, the glow from these paintings will not be too hot to handle.

Opening Reception: Sunday 13th June 35pm