Gormleys Fine Art will be exhibiting recent works by artist Neal Greig in their Dublin gallery from the 24th October to the 7th November 2020.
Neal Greig was born in Belfast in 1965. Greig studied Fine Art in Edinburgh College of Art from 1983-1987 then went on to a Post Graduate in Drawing and Painting from 19881989, where he was awarded the Andrew Grant Scholarship for Post Graduate Study. Greig is currently based in Glaslough County Monaghan. Greig has been working and developing his art practise over 20 years. His inspiration comes from the quiet corners of woodland and lakes of Tyrone , Fermanagh, Armagh and Monaghan as well as the west coast of Ireland, and further field.
Greig has developed his painterly language on location, responding to the environment and the passing of time. These ideas and themes are translated into larger studio works. He paints mainly landscapes and seascapes in oil. His works are slightly abstracted, with layers of paint applied in heavy impasto to give texture and movement to his scenes. He paints from life, and his work is deeply concerned with the interplay between nature and light.
At times a vigorous approach is employed, capturing a sense of urgency in an effort to catch the changing light.
Greig seeks to capture through his works a sense of natural space rather than to overwork or over idealise the scene from which he takes inspiration.
In a sense I am painting an organic, natural space rather than a picturesque view of the landscape. I am not averse to the beauty and interconnectedness of things. The palette of colours is kept simple.
His work is held in Public, Corporate and Private Collections .Office of Public Works, Boyle Civic Collection, AIB Bank, Limerick County Council, Bank of Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, ACC Bank, Mayo County Council, and Monaghan County Museum. His works will be on display at Gormleys Fine Art from the 24th October to the 7th November 2020.