EUGENE O'BRIEN 

    Painting, for me, is an intuitive process based on feelings, rather than logic or reasoning. When I paint I always try to immerse myself in the moment, allowing my intuition free reign to guide me. Painting principally in oil on canvas or canvas-textured paper, I use multiple layers before completion to create areas of transparent luminosity. The translucent layers of paint contrast soft, sweeping, ethereal plains with areas of bolder, hard-edged brush strokes. This interplay is meant to express this divergence, thereby creating a timeless, dream world hovering close to reality.I try to bring commonplace feelings to the canvas, both the dominant and more subtle emotions we all experience. 
    "I never mind leaving my work open to interpretation; after all, since life is in a constant state of flow, the meaning of yesterday, when shrouded in time, appears different today. When I paint I always try to immerse myself in the moment, allowing my intuition free reign to guide me."

    I have previously exhibited at the following galleries:
    AIB Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland 
    Green Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 
    White Lady Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 
    Apollo Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 
    The Space, Dublin, Ireland 

    B.A. Degree University College Cork 

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