Date(s) - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Reception: Saturday September 22, 2 – 4 p.m.
Olwen O’Herlihy Dowling
“This exhibition PATTERNS AND LIGHT has work both in oils and watercolors that have a similarity. I was in interested in painting in oil on canvas using the same layered patterns that I have used in my watercolors. You will also see some new work in watercolor which is influenced by my interest and love of plants and nature. I have also snuck in a painting of Cashel, County Galway – one of my favorite places on the planet. Enjoy!”
“When I took up my brushes again, following a thirty-plus year hiatus, it took me a while to develop a style and process with which I felt comfortable. Now my brushes move the paint around more freely than before, offering a looser interpretation of the image I want to convey. Using my own photographs as reference allows me to wallow in memories, recalling intimately the light, sounds and overall ambience of any one particular scene. There was a special beauty to be found in Florida, where I lived for a few years, and some of my work hails from there and various vacation locales. The landscape never rests, and so provides a constant source of inspiration.”