December 2017 - January 2018
Sarah Gallagher lives in Howth, Co Dublin, where she works from her home studio. Her work explores colour in nature, its mood and lines. She uses oils to create flow and texture and enjoys shifting the eye across the canvas with highlights of colours creating balance; stimulated by the beauty of atmospheric skies, cloud formations, dunes, shorelines, breaking waves, landscape and seascape infused with natural light.
Sarah’s current work explores her surroundings, whether in her locality, or further afield. “As an Artist I hope to capture the energy, vibrancy and joy of the natural habitat. I very much appreciate the appeal of where I live and it inspires me every single day.”
"Sarah is one of those exceptional artists who brings a personal poetic vision to her considerable artistic skills. Her landscapes and seascape paintings are imbued with a strong sense of rhythm and flow of nature, delivered with a fresh intuitive assurance. Sarah finds her subject matter close to home in Howth (Dublin, Ireland). Trees bent in the wind, a cloud filled sky, moving water cliff face and rocky shore. Her paintings have an atmospheric quality energised by broad brushstrokes and strongly textured knife marks. Sparks of unexpected colour dance on the surface of the canvas and delight the eye. Sarah 's paintings are above all a true expression of her reflective and creative spirit- full of colour, passion, life and heart." - Brenda Malley.