Marie-Louise Gormley Artist
I have worked extensively as a freelance artist/facilitator on various community arts projects using a range of visual art processes for 15 years and returned to own practice 5 years ago, mainly in textiles and hand-made felt paintings. I have exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Northern Ireland and in private collections around the world.
The Irish landscape and the beauty in nature are a constant source of inspiration. My work is a mix of memories and imagination illustrating places, nature and colour.
I enjoy the meditative aspect of working with my hands so process is an essential part of my work and is as important as the end result. Starting from pastel and charcoal sketches, to inform the finished art piece, I use the age old tradition of felt making which gives me the opportunity to let my intuition guide the mediums I use to make their own marks. Experimenting with whatever I have to hand, wools, fibres, fabrics and hand dyed silks to create felt paintings. I build layers to exaggerate colour and texture, sometimes moving the representational towards the abstract. This adds intensity and depth to my paintings which I hope evokes an unexpected emotion or appreciation for the beauty and spirituality that surrounds us.
Unit 6 4th floor Conway Mill
Belfast , Co Antrim
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