Gormleys Fine Art presents a solo exhibition by Irish painter Colin O’Daly.
In a previous life O’Daly was a Michelin star chef, but painting was always part of his life. He gradually made the transition from chef to full-time artist over a number of years. At first glance this would appear a huge undertaking, but in technical terms this is not as great as it seems. Artists have often likened painting to cooking, both being creative endeavours. Where the professions separate is when one considers the intention.
‘There has always been a creative vein in my life. I have no fear of the unknown when I express myself through paint. It’s my language. The blank canvas is where the process begins, creating the work then scraping back the layers to reveal an image beneath which sparks a magic inside of me.’
The majority of the paintings in this body of work are influenced by the landscape of West Cork where O’Daly now lives and works, along with occasional trips to Venice. Many have a mysterious quality and peacefulness to them but with a warmth and sense of expectation.
O’Daly has exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition in London and at the RHA in Dublin, and his work is held in many public and private collections in Ireland and internationally.
The highly anticipated ‘Quiet Places’ will be O’Daly’s fourth solo exhibition in Gormleys and will run from 4th- 22nd November in our Dublin gallery.