Gwen O’Dowd is recognized as one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary landscape painters.
Her paintings of the forceful motion of the sea offer emotionally charged microcosms of a larger world of water and land. They take on a great metaphorical import, balancing as the do between representation and abstraction. Paradoxically, they are full of both extraordinary energy and stillness.
The work here is from the group show, The Sea, running from June 2 to June 29, 2017.