Carlow Landscape Paintings
It was a trip to India in 2010 that got me thinking about Carlow landscape paintings in a deeper way. I was only starting out as an artist and had my eyes wide open to the world around me. India was indeed incredible and having a created a collection of paintings to honour that journey, I decided it was time to take more notice of my own natural landscape.
I grew up mostly in a rural part of Carlow, a county that is rich in agriculture and has strong allegiance to Irish sporting traditions. Expressing a love of our landscape and its natural beauty were not part of the vocabulary of my growing up years but I suspected in later years that those sentiments were most likely harboured within hearts in our community.
I set about creating some Carlow landscape paintings depicting my own energetic response to those views of Carlow as seen from Mount Leinsters Nine Stones area. Those paintings were the formation of my exhibition entitled ‘Into the Heart Land’.
Next, I centred on the views of Mount Leinster and surrounding hills as seen from near the Carlow village where I’m from.
My popular image of ‘Rathvilly after the Rain’ was created much earlier on when I was experimenting for the first time with oil paints. The year was 1999. I amazed myself with what I produced, having never used oils or even acrylics before. I was swiftly changing careers and embarking on much needed healing at that time, to get my head and finances into a better place. I had to down my art tools for at least more 10 years while I strove to sustain myself and educate myself in every aspect.
I would very much appreciate a show of support for my art work as I have I have certainly worked hard to bring these images to light. Maybe you know someone who would like a thoughtful gift for a birthday or anniversary or even for your own home. Maybe you would consider sharing this article with a friend or family member who is overseas who has a connection with Carlow and would apprecicate a Carlow landscape painting.
Your appreciation and support are crucial to the survival of my work as a creative. Being creative and inspiring others is what I was born to do. I could have ignored the call. For a long time I tried to ignore it, but going against our nature is not the answer. I answered the call and some Carlow landscape paintings were part of what came to light.
It sure would be nice if you could leave a favourable comment below and or share this article on social media. Thank you dear reader for stopping by.
A selection of my Carlow landscape paintings are available in print form via Fine Art America (on-line gallery) and are also available to add to customised items such as notebooks, tote bags, phone covers and more – Visit Fine Art America Gallery
Follow Caroline Cunningham Art on WordPress.com