“A HARD WON IMAGE”

Scotland the Brave 2017
Landscape in Provence 2016
Burning Grose 2015
The old railway walk 2017
Tractors only 2017
Melting  snow 2017
Artist’s Statement

“A HARD WON IMAGE”
A selection of paintings by Brian Byrne
27th May - 29 June 2017

The painting process for me is primarily emotional, instantaneous and immediate in its function. Observation is important, I don’t make notes as to colour or drawing references etc. I tend to absorb the images in the hope that they will “pop up” when required. I do not make preliminary sketches, as they can “sap” the energy from the painting process. The immediacy of the application of the first marks are paramount. Once a momentum is achieved the painting will create its own rhythm. The interruption of this rhythm will terminate the painting process. The actual point of interruption will determine the quality of the work.

Brian Byrne