My painting of The North Bank Lighthouse is from a series of photographs from an open submission request from Dublin Port.
The Lighthouse is situated in the middle of the mouth of the river Liffey, inside the sea-walled area. A rectangular green coloured form, a lighthouse on a platform on stilts.
My process on this painting was to commence work from the original photograph, working the imagery through drawings and proceeding to paint onto the canvas.
I investigate and observe lines of direction, negative and positive forms trying to capture an essence and aura between the two. The use of pure pigment in creating my own paints with the mixing of oils and chalk. My aim is to achieve depth and distance and a dreamlike quality to the painting.
Photographs are proof that something did exist