Deep Down Dark

Deep Down Dark (No.1 Sea Series, Oil on Canvas) - 80 x 60 cm - (without the use of white spirits or harsh solvents)

 

This piece is part of a series of oil paintings all inspired by the sea. Each painting focuses on the feeling of being immersed in the flowing waters as well as visually representing the subject. The deep blues and greens are contrasted by the softer whites as the composition takes place on the surface of the canvas. The artist is an avid sea swimmer and takes much of her inspiration for her artwork from the nature, wildlife and folklore that surround her on the island of Ireland. The sea is an ever changing source of inspiration and likewise the emotions and responses experienced within the sea are ever changing and can range from calm stillness to invigorating energy.

 

Artist: Brígh Strawbridge

  • ARTWORK INFO

    Deep Down Dark (No.1 Sea Series, Oil on Canvas)

  • ARTIST INFO

    Brígh Strawbridge

    Brígh Strawbridge is an artist and designer based in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. She works in a variety of mediums and fields including drawing, painting with oils, watercolours, inks and acrylics, installations, paper cutting, set design, graphic design and photography. Her work covers a diverse and wide range of ideas. It is often inspired by nature and the culturally inherited narratives found in folklore, music, history and mythology . The intricate workings of nature and the fine line between the conscious and sub-conscious frequently feature in her work as does the wildlife and landscapes of her native Co. Wicklow.

    She graduated from IADT (Institute of Art, Design & Technology) with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Art (Visual Arts Practice). In 2012 she was awarded the Belmont Mill Residency shortly after graduating. Before spending four years at IADT she studied Art Foundation, Graphic Design and Photography at Stillorgan College of Further Education, Co. Dublin.

    During her time in Northern Ireland she worked with some of the top art venues and organisations in Belfast including; The MAC, (The Metropolitan Arts Centre), The Crescent Arts Centre, Catalyst Arts, Culrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and Young At Art. As a Co-Director at

    Catalyst Arts (2013- 2014), an artist led space that promotes both local and international artists, she co-curated and organised exhibitions within the space and other galleries around Northern Ireland. She has taught extensively in multiple venues across Northern Ireland including workshops and classes in Drawing & Sketching, Oil Painting in both Advanced and Beginners classes, Acrylic Painting, Watercolour & Ink Painting and Paper Cutting.

     

    She has worked with Hoodwink Productions on the set design and production of Lilly's Magical Garden and Lilly's Magical Christmas , these dance based performances are specifically created for children in early development.

     

    Education:

    1st Class Honours, BA Fine Art, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún

    Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 2012

    Art Foundation, Stillorgan College of Further Education, Co. Dublin, 2008

    Upcoming Exhibitions

    2020                                             Shine! Landscape Awards 2020 M.A.D.S Milano, Milan, Italy

    Solo Exhibitions

    2017                                           At The Fade, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Co. Offaly

    Group Exhibitions

    2013                                          Precursor, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Co. Antrim

     

    2012                                          IADT Showcase, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

    2011                                          Rara Avis, The Drawing Project, Dún Laoghaire, Co.Dublin

    2011                                          The Siege of Bitterns, D Light Studios, Dublin.

    2010                                          Unit 30 Something, Smithfield Square Dublin.

    2008                                          8 x 8 , Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

    Residencies/Awards:

    Awarded a Bursary at Belmont Mill, Artists Studios, Co. Offaly, June - August 2012. Awarded the Solo Show at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Offaly October/November

    2017.

     

    Commissioned Installation:

     

    Commissioned to produce The Fairytale Forest, at The MAC , on display November

    2015 - January 2016.

    Set Design & Production

    The design and building of the set for Hoodwink Productions, Lilly's Magical Christmas

    December 2015 and for Lilly's Magical Garden May 2016.

    Graphic Design

    Album cover artwork, design and photography for Clear Skies by Réal

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