Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

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Gill O’Shea

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Gill O’Shea

Gill O'Shea

"Heads Up"

Watercolor , 16.5" x 12"

Sale Price $NFS

Artist Statement

Gill produces watercolor paintings rendered in vivid and vibrant colors. The subject of her painting is usually a strong, striking, single live subject – a person or animal. The aim of Gills work is to capture the essence, character and intensity of the sitter, in a way which evokes an emotional yet aesthetically pleasing response for the viewer. Although Gills work is largely representational, it offers a fresh take on familiar subjects such that is accessible and engaging to viewers of all ages. “I believe visual art should enliven the senses and be inclusive rather than exclusive. I mainly work from a limited palette of five or six colors, and my loose style is achieved by painting the image directly onto the paper without any preliminary guidelines or under drawing.”
Please note my painting technique can be seen in the following video:
Gill studied Fine Art in Dublin (Ireland) Institute of Technology and graduated with a first class honours degree in 2005. Since graduating, Gill pursued an alternative career in Financial Services, qualifying as an accountant in 2009. In 2014, Gill started painting in Watercolor, and in July 2015 she created ‘Dabble in Art’ to share her work and passion for Watercolor with others. In late 2016, Gill decided to return to art and develop her artistic practice. Gill currently lives and works in Dublin Ireland.