Project Description

2022 September 22 – October 22

“Gwen O’Dowd is one of the most original and consistent talents in Irish painting. Nature is her subject, not the calm, ordered nature of the classical tradition, but nature of the Romantics, turbulent and awesome – agitated seas, mist-shrouded mountains, glittering ice fields. Her paintings make demands on the viewer. They are devoid of anecdotal or topographical references and at first may appear abstract, but soon one becomes aware that they are the result of long and intense observation and are charged with the atmosphere of the environment that inspires them.” – Rosemarie Mulcahy