Fresh from the success of his Easter Exhibition in Enniskillen, Kilrea artist Adrian Margey continues his 2014 exhibition series with a one man show at the Ramada Hotel Portrush this Bank Holiday Weekend (next Friday 2nd – Monday 5th May).
This will be Margey’s fifth consecutive year exhibiting at the Ramada Portrush. Renowned for his depictions of iconic Ulster landmarks, the Portrush exhibition will place a strong focus on the landscape and landmarks of the North Coast in particular. Vivid interpretations of Dunluce Castle, Mussenden Temple, Ballintoy, Dunseverick, Portballintrae and the Causeway sit at the heart of this collection and are complemented with a number of the artist’s portrayals of Irish dancers and traditional musicians.
Over the past couple of years, the artist’s work has become increasingly sought after outside of Northern Ireland. With the Arts Council of Northern Ireland having supported the promotion of Margey’s work in Dublin and USA to great effect last year, this trend is set to continue.
“I am really looking forward to returning to the North Coast next weekend with a new body of work, much of which takes its inspiration from the local area. I have used bold colour, strong shapes and expressive texture in an attempt to conjure up moods and evoke an emotional response from the viewer. I have employed palette knife, brush work and finger-painting techniques to bring a new perspective to the familiar and hope that visitors enjoy the mix of work on show,” enthused Margey.
Self-taught and working from his Kilrea studio, Margey cites the Fauves, the Irish Impressionists and the indigenous artists of South America among his key influences. He combines a kaleidoscope palette with lazy brushstrokes and expressive knife work to create his distinctive work.
The exhibition opens Friday 2nd May: 6pm – 9pm and continues Saturday 3rd ad Sunday 4th May 11am – 8pm / Monday 5th May: 11am – 6pm. Admission free – everyone welcome.
To find out more information about the exhibition, logon to www.adrianmargey.com or search Adrian Margey Art on Facebook. Alternatively,telephone the Kilrea studio on 07841593762.