Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jim Shanahan - First Solo Exhibition 2012

Since Monday 25th I have been hosting my exhibition in Clonmel Library, Tipperary, where I have 27 paintings on display. The above shots show me there with Maureen Purcell who is a prominent member of the local Art Organisation, STAG or South Tipperary Art Group, which is very active in Clonmel, and had just completed their own exhibition in the fortnight before mine. Like them I have two weeks of exhibition until July 7th, so if you are able, be sure to stop in and feel welcome. Thanks Jim

Friday, June 15, 2012

To the Waters and the Wild -- Swan Art by Jim Shanahan

I have just finished this painting, "To the Waters and the Wild" ready for my exhibition on the 25th June in Clonmel Library. Preparing for the exhibition is my main focus at the moment, and I have between 20-26 paintings for display depending on whether I include 5 or so works which are not from the last two years.

If I had not sold some of my better works in the past year, it would be a very strong display of my currently evolving style, but overall the work I have to show is sufficient to show my painting style. The above is typical of how my style has evolved, and from now on I shall be paying attention to refining and improving smaller aspects of my technique so as to improve it further without losing my individuality. I am looking forward to hearing the feedback on this painting, at the exhibition or here on the blog, so feel free to comment. Thanks for stopping by the blog, and check back frequently to see more of my work -- or subscribe to receive updates as I post each fortnight on average. Jim

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Horse Art -- Horse Racing Painting by Jim Shanahan -- Turning for Home

Now I am preparing for my exhibition which is on June 25th in Clonmel Library Tipperary for one week with the option of two weeks if I wish to extend it. I am very busy completing several paintings which are all in their final stages. The above horse art oil painting is called "Turning for Home". It is a large work, 28 x 20 inches on deep canvas. Feel free to post comments on it. Jim