The Dark Rocks of Ferreter’s cove
In a distant place, far, far,far away ….  Beyond the narrow confines of consciousness,  and deep within the depths of the subconscious mind .  A symbolic and enchanted realm exists  Tangled and enmeshed within dreams .  A world full of creative possibilities Where the finite becomes infinite,  illuminated visions emerge from darkness, a blazed within a myriad of vivid colours,  A treasure trove of ideas, insights, images and concepts,  the keys to unlock, the past, present and the future, lay eclipsed within .    The role of Artists is to capture these subconscious visions, to unpick, unlock and untangle, a dimension that remains somewhat elusive and thus, in doing so, bring these images to life .      It’s only by painting my dreams, that I finally, set them free .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mike  Flannery
The fine Art of painting  The fine Art of painting

About

Some say….that he barks incessantly at the moon, on windswept nights . Other’s say…. that when he turns his head to the left, it makes a loud audible clicking sound . More say….that when you look into his eyes they glow bright orange and that they reflect back the whole cosmos . God I hate writing Artist statements, so I’ll keep it short . Born in Galway city in the west of Ireland in 1971 …..and still alive today . Self-taught as an Artist, I mainly paint in oils, usually on canvas, but this can also include my clothes, skin, sofa, carpets, soft furnishings or anything else that I happen to come in contact with . An unhealthy attraction to water and can usually be found near the coast, rivers, lakes, or streams ….at times even a puddle will suffice . A love of Angling and the outdoor life, often immersed in Nature to the point of near drowning . Its no surprise the ancient Romans referred to Ireland, as the land of perpetual gloom . With most summers akin to nuclear winters, wind along with rain of Biblical proportions . Painting the Irish landscape with anything other than a mixed palette of greys seams ludicrous . Perhaps due to a vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunlight, I paint bright vivid seascapes and paint the topography filled with light….as I wish to see it ….and sometimes, occasionally do . My work can be found in many far flung corners …..but normally towards the center and above fireplaces . However on a slightly more serious note , it does include collections of the O.P.W , Galway Hospice and Galway city Museum .
monochrome nude oil painting by artist mike flannery Monochrome nude oil painting by artist mike flannery
monochrome nude oil painting by artist mike flannery Monochrome nude oil painting by artist mike flannery
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