Inspired by the absent sea

Neolithic by Karen Hendy

Neolithic by Karen Hendy

‘Ruminant Ground’, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Laois based painter Karen Hendy opens at the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise on October 3 at 7pm and runs until November 9.

Karen Hendy’s expressionist art is grounded in change and permanence, evident in her continuous layering of paint. While philosophy is an important foundation for Karen’s art, the individual work always starts on an observational level and is inspired by the natural environment of the Irish landscape.

“Despite being void of any realism in their nature, landscape is the underlying source of my paintings and most of my recent work was developed during residencies at The Arthouse, Stradbally and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo,” she said.




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