The day I visited on May 25, 2008 there was an exhibition called "Stars" on display which opened earlier that week. It was described as "An exciting portrait exhibition of the famous, ingenious, talented, hilarious, depressing, past and present 'STARS' seen through the eyes of a selection of our gallery artists. "
Most remarkable to me were some incredible ceramic mosaics on board compositions made by the UK artist Ed Chapman.
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From his biography on the Green Gallery web site:
"Ed strives to create intricate photo-realist portraits set against contrasting bold colour backdrops, forcing the viewer to question if his mosaics are, in fact paintings. Each work comprises thousands of ceramic tile pieces, all cut and fastened by hand, and impeccably finished."
More examples of his work can be viewed on the Green Gallery website here
Other artists works were also on display in this exhibition, and on the left below was a portrait of Sinead O’Connor; a composition of oil on canvas board by Mark Baker. More of his works can be viewed at this link.
At this point I was informed that no photography was allowed, as you can also see by the notice between the two paintings above, so to see more of these, and other contemporary Irish artists works that are for sale at the Green Gallery you will have to check their web site.
From time to time I'd love to bring some more of our vacation to Ireland back to my blog and show some of the wonderful things we found during our visit that I didn't have time to show before in my Ireland posts. I hope you enjoy it!