Neither Here Nor There

Painting by Tom Climent, Debbie Dawson, Carol Hodder, Bernie Masterson


July 14th to August 12th, 2023

Marino Church, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry P75 H956

Open Monday – Saturday, 11 to 5

Each of these four artists create exceptional abstract landscapes.  Here they use natural elements to depict their personal exploration of inner and outer landscapes.  A sense of place is evident, yet deeply personal meanings, emotions or moods are central, as are the sheer pleasure of the physicality of paint and colour.  The work welcomes the viewers engagement and, in turn, their own interpretation.

Tom Climent is a remarkable colourist whose work offers a glimpse into an alternate dimension of beauty and majesty.  Using intuition and internalised memory, he uses landscape as an accessible way into a painting of abstract, dreamlike forms and the play of brilliant colour combinations.

Debbie Dawson loosely explores childhood memories of the land around her family’s home outside of Cork.  Dawson is also a glass artist, and her sensitivity to light and colour is reflected in the translucency of her oil painting.

Carol Hodder paints from memory and intuition, creating poetically ambiguous, often dramatic images of imaginary locations.  These are places are full of shadow and light, changing moods and weather.

Bernie Masterson’s paintings emerge from a personal interaction with the landscape, the environment, and nature as a whole.  They express the essence of the Irish landscape, its shifting weather and the primacy of light.

The Marino Church, formerly the old Methodist Church and Marino Medical Centre, is located on the northeast corner of Wolfe Tone Square in Bantry.  The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.  

All of the work from the show is below.  Clicking on an image will enlarge it and provide information about media, size, date and price.