Underneath the Surface

Michelle Mulhall

The fleeting nature of emotion can get lost when expressed verbally. Sometimes complex emotion requires explanation which involves losing the brief and to allow oneself to become transient; as is the nature of feeling. Layers of emotion can however be captured in a glance in art.

My work is centred around an admiration of the human body, its silent expression, simultaneous flaws and perfection. Abstract images allow me to explore a wide variety of complex and subtle emotions. In this instance portraits express the physicality of emotion. Each stroke is the expression of a feeling: wistfulness, hope, gentleness or alternatively: anger, passion, fear. The colours and depth of marking intend to evoke feelings in the observer which reflect my own.

I try to work impulsively, thoughtlessly and honestly; free from romanticism or cliché.

My passion for painting was born when I studied at Grennan Mill Craft School which I followed with the completion of a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Pricing

 1 – 10          Self-portrait – €150

11                   Dancing with the wild flowers 1 – €70

12                   Be patient – €85

13                   Dancing with the wild flowers 2 – €70

14                   Journey – €70

15                   Memories – €130

16                   Run wild 1 – €70

 17                   Her imagination – €90

18                  Run wild 2 – €70

19                   Inner child 1 – €65

20                  Dancing with the wild flowers 3 – €70

21                   Dancing with the wild flowers 4 – €70

22                   Inner child 2  – €65

23                   Flow 1 – €100

24                   Flow 2  – €100

25 -28           Portraits – €250