‘Night and Day’ is an exhibition of new paintings by Padraig McCaul.
Opening on Sept 2nd in the Doorway Gallery, South Frederick St, Dublin, the exhibition runs until the end of September.
This is McCaul’s first solo exhibition since 2017’s ‘Stories of Home’ at the Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle, Australia, and celebrates 10 years exhibiting at the Doorway Gallery. Already a regular exhibitor at the London Affordable Art Fairs, 2020 was due to see Padraig’s first show at the New York Affordable Art Fair with the Doorway Gallery – but unfortunately the event was one of the first to be cancelled due to the covid restrictions.
‘Night and Day’ features new work created during the past 18 months and as such is a reflection of the varying moods, light and dark, drawn from the experiences of a challenging year.
Using familiar themes of West of Ireland cottages and old farmhouses, and his signature figurative work, each painting is filled with an abundance of colour and life. Outward looking, bright, open landscapes are contrasted with more personal, inward looking figurative pieces. Each piece drenched in the rich colours of the west of Ireland, from the dark tones and hues of the autumn and winter bogs to the earthy greens and warm summer yellows and reds, all reflected in the unique western skies.
Some of the work will be seen in an upcoming edition of the TV programme RTE Nationwide, which was recorded in June with Anne Cassin and which features an interview with Padraig in his studio and working environment on Achill Island.
Padraig McCaul is a full time artist originally from Dublin and now based on Achill Island, where he lives with his wife Anne and three children. His work is widely collected both internationally and at home.