Re-imagining landscape

Ann Quinn with DON’T BE AFRAID 2018 oil on canvas 97x122cm

 

Ahead of her show at the Custom House Gallery in Westport, Brian Fallon explores the work of Ann Quinn

Ann Quinn has, over the past six years or so, firmly established herself in the front rank of Irish painters. Talking big, perhaps, but this is not wilful exaggeration; it seems to me no more than sober fact, as is borne out by her last two exhibitions in the Taylor Galleries in Dublin. It was plain at once, from even a cursory viewing, that we were encountering not only a natural talent but something more than that – a genuine original, a ‘personality’.

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