"THE PRECIOUS HOURS"

by Jennifer McAuliffe

In association with The Gallery Kinsale, we are delighted to showcase a collection of paintings by Cork Artist Jennifer Mc Auliffe. On exhibit at The Montenotte Hotel Cork until July 2021, as part of the Artist in Residence programme to support Irish artistic talent.

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THE ARTIST

Jennifer McAuliffe is a Cork artist who graduated from Crawford College of Art, Cork in 2003. Jennifer experiments with styles, from traditional landscape to more Impressionistic abstract work as well as plein air painting. The title of her exhibition “The Precious Hours” pays homage to the time spent with her creativity during the Corona Virus lockdowns of 2020.

Jennifer is showing at The Montenotte Hotel until July 2021 in association with The Gallery Kinsale.

THE ART

The inspiration behind the collection as told by the artist Jennifer, "All of a sudden, when everything stopped….there was time. I appreciated, more than ever, precious time with the people I loved, when we were allowed to visit houses, precious time spent in nature, precious time spent in my own creativity finding solace in my art.

My colourful abstract water lilies are inspired by places in nature, but are more about the enjoyment of paint, piling on layers of gorgeous oil paint, watching colours marble together, I added gold for it’s magic, and how it changes in the light. The abstract pieces are about the joy of paint and the peace found in creativity".

THE ART CONTINUED...

The inspiration behind the architectural pieces in the collection as told by the artist Jennifer, " My architectural pieces are a response to Cork City’s treasured places. When I see a beautiful place or building, I paint it in my mind, and I have to get it down on the canvas". Pictured here is Jennifer's painting "Morning FitzGerald's Park", this painting shows a beautiful aspect to FitzGerald's Park, a much loved public park in Cork city. 

The true joy Jennifer gains from painting, "While painting is rewarding, it is also humbling. Anyone who paints knows how easily things can go wrong. You have to accept that the canvas might end up in a skip, it is the precious hours spent painting, which are your reward".

Exhibition is also available to view online

Follow Jennifer McAuliffe on Instagram or Facebook to learn more about the artist and her paintings. 

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