5th October - 22nd October
Victor Richardson lives and works in County Cork, and over many years he has developed a vibrant and highly distinctive style of landscape painting in the Neo-Impressionist tradition. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, the UK and USA and his work is in public and private collections all over the world. His biggest commission to date was to paint six large oils for the bar of the recently refurbished Shelbourne Hotel, one of Irelandís landmark buildings.
Richardson carries on the exploration of colour vibration pioneered by the Seurat over a century ago. Colour values are intensified by placing contrasting hues beside one another in a series of small dashes and spots. This tessellation produces a shimmering luminosity which makes his work instantly recognisable. He draws his inspiration from the play of light in the air and on the water of ponds, rivers and canals from England to the Low Country of the American South. Despite the busy surface texture, his work is tranquil, with an almost Zen like quality.
Bridget Flinn attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and the Royal College of Art in London, where she studied natural history illustration. After graduating she worked as an illustrator.
Flinn is now a full time painter, working from her studio in Sandymount in Dublin. Her subjects include landscape, life drawing and still life. She is a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club.
Since 2010, Flinnís paintings have regularly been exhibited at Belfastís Royal Ulster Academy and in 2014 at Irelandís Royal Hibernian Academy. She has exhibited work at Bonhamís, Dublin, Fredrick Gallery, Dublin and at Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny.
Flinnís work is in the collections of the Blackrock Hospice and the Office of Public Works.