Boolakeel Pond, 2022.
The inspiration behind this painting comes from a period of time spent wandering and making studies in a very beautiful botanical garden in the West of Ireland. Located on a headland that is normally isolated and windswept by the Atlantic Ocean, however here is this garden a lush and plentiful creation, an oasis full of exotic botanical specimens where at each turn, winding paths lead to surprising discoveries.
Being immersed in these surroundings fills one’s senses and stirs the imagination. In this artwork, I strove to capture the phenomenology of this experience where the physical world extends beyond to an imagined world in a true celebration of nature and which can only be described poetically in the language of paint.