‘Shifting Light’ an exhibition of paintings of the Donegal coast

New exhibition at An Grianán

‘Shifting Light’

A new exhibition at An Grianán, ‘Shifting Light’ features recent work inspired by the changing moods of the Donegal coast. The restless skies and seas of the area remain a profound and inexhaustible source of inspiration. Above all, each of the works on show at the theatre captures a unique, evanescent facet of the meeting of landscape, weather, and the artist’s responses.

My paintings come from a connection to the natural world: in particular, to the Donegal coastline.

My responses are not necessarily related to a site-specific place, but to an intuitive feeling for landscape. This comes from a conversation with my paintings arriving out of the handling of oil paint and use of colour.

Through the process of painting, the canvas makes its own demands and, in a sense, takes a life of its own.

If there is a meaning to my work, it emerges from the language of painting itself. Painting for me is about both what you know consciously, and what you feel and react to instinctively while responding to the many subtle changes during the dialogue with the canvas.

Through the expressive use of paint and colour, I try to convey a sense of atmosphere and drama.

Exhibition dates at an Grianán

The paintings gathered together for the ‘Shifting Light’ exhibition will be on show at An Grianán in Letterkenny from Thursday 15th November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019, with selected pieces subsequently available for purchase from the artist.

Works for sale and further information

You can also browse a selection of works for sale on this site, or send an e-mail for further information.

‘Shifting Light’ is a new exhibition of recent work by Seamus Gallagher at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny. Photo by Paul McGuckin - An Grianan Theatre, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12517895

Photo by Paul McGuckin – An Grianan Theatre

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  • Exhibition dates: Thursday 15 November 2018 – Saturday 5 January 2018
  • Times: open daily – see here for opening hours. Admission is free.
  • Admission: Free