Stories of Home

An exhibition of oil paintings and limited edition enhanced prints by

Irish artist Padraig McCaul

 

The White Gallery@Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle

ph: +61 401 333 309

 

July 13th to 19th

 

Kidogo Arthouse presents 'Stories of Home', an exhibition of original oil paintings and hand finished enhnaced limited edition prints by Irish artist Padraig McCaul. This will be McCaul's first time exhibiting in Australia.

Home for Padraig McCaul is Achill Island, located off Ireland’s western seaboard. A place which has had a profound influence on his paintings, which are inspired by the natural beauty and colour of the surrounding landscape. Home is also that special place that he shares on Achill with his wife Anne and their three children, under the shade of Slievemore mountain, minutes from Silver Strand beach and the Atlantic ocean.

 

This collection of paintings and enhanced limited edition prints are drawn from this place called Home and include images of family life on the island, old farm houses, roads and country lanes in simple, uncluttered, coloured filled compositions. Since moving to Achill McCaul's evocotive paintings of the west of Ireland have continued to evolve and now include more figurative work, sometimes based on, but always inspired by his own family.

 

'My figures are inspired, in part, by the drawings my own children make. The simplicity and minimalism of a 4 year old's way of drawing seems to work well with my landscapes! I like to think that I am using their visual language to represent them in my paintings'.

 

The other major influence on his figurative paintings has been Australian artist Sidney Nolan, an artist that has captured the uniqueness of the Australian landscape in his paintings of Australian legends, in particular the Ned Kelly series which was on display in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2012.

 

www.padraigmccaul.com

News from the Studio

A MAYO artist who is just back from a sell-out exhibition in Australia will be showing his vivid portraits of the Achill landscape at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, in the RDS from November 10 to 12. http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2017/11/01/4147921-mayo-artist-in-the-national-spotlight-after-australian-success/
I held my first exhibition in Australia in July this year at the Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle. It was a great success and turned out to be a complete sell out.
I recently exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London with the Doorway Gallery. It's always an exciting fair to be at and this was, I think, my sixth time at the fair. Here's a link to a great review of the show from William McKenzie.
Padraig McCaul paintings to feature in new national Eircode marketing campaign
Summer 2016 is going to be very busy, with paintings workshops, exhibitions and a major national marketing campaign to look forward to.
This is an interview I gave to the Galway Advertiser in the run up to my exhibition at the Townhall Theatre in Galway in March this year.

Australian Exhibition is a Complete Sell Out

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Stories of Home

An exhibition of oil paintings and limited edition enhanced prints by

Irish artist Padraig McCaul

 

The White Gallery@Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle

ph: +61 401 333 309

 

July 13th to 19th

 

Kidogo Arthouse presents 'Stories of Home', an exhibition of original oil paintings and hand finished enhnaced limited edition prints by Irish artist Padraig McCaul. This will be McCaul's first time exhibiting in Australia.

Home for Padraig McCaul is Achill Island, located off Ireland’s western seaboard. A place which has had a profound influence on his paintings, which are inspired by the natural beauty and colour of the surrounding landscape. Home is also that special place that he shares on Achill with his wife Anne and their three children, under the shade of Slievemore mountain, minutes from Silver Strand beach and the Atlantic ocean.

 

This collection of paintings and enhanced limited edition prints are drawn from this place called Home and include images of family life on the island, old farm houses, roads and country lanes in simple, uncluttered, coloured filled compositions. Since moving to Achill McCaul's evocotive paintings of the west of Ireland have continued to evolve and now include more figurative work, sometimes based on, but always inspired by his own family.

 

'My figures are inspired, in part, by the drawings my own children make. The simplicity and minimalism of a 4 year old's way of drawing seems to work well with my landscapes! I like to think that I am using their visual language to represent them in my paintings'.

 

The other major influence on his figurative paintings has been Australian artist Sidney Nolan, an artist that has captured the uniqueness of the Australian landscape in his paintings of Australian legends, in particular the Ned Kelly series which was on display in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2012.

 

www.padraigmccaul.com