February - March 2018
Michael Lodge & Alison O'Grady
From his studio in Drogheda, Michael Lodge specialises in portrait and landscape using oils, pastels, polymer resin and bronze. "My Landscapes are based on actual scenes, but the lighting ,colour scheme and mood of the paintings are derived to a large extent from memory. I am particularly interested in representing water in its many variations. In sculpture I seek to capture the character of the subject, while at the same time achieving a first rate likeness. As I am now in my late sixties I can call upon decades of experience in painting and sculpture. As a result I find that my work is more creative and fluid than ever before".
Alison O'Grady is an illustrator, graphic designer and art educator. From 1984 to 1989, O'Grady attended Balbriggan Community College and is a past pupil of Michael Lodge. She continued her studies and holds qualifications in Design and Art Education. Since 2007, O'Grady has taught art, locally, nationally and internationally. Presently, she teaches art in Manama, Bahrain. O'Grady's work is primarily the result of her desire to draw and sketch; it is both a discipline and a passion. She is not confined to one subject area, preferring to vary her work and media to express emotion and capture moments in time.