Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

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Large scale paintings from Belfast based Artist Colin Davidson. Colin will be having a solo show entitled ‘Transmission’ at the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.  The Exhibition starts Friday 23rd of March and runs until the 20th of April 2012.  The works on show will include some of his phenomenal award-winning series of large-scale portrait heads of Duke Special, Glen Hansard, Ciaran Hinds, Brian Friel, Roddy Doyle, Paul Brady and many other people.

previous post about Colin Davidson here

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09 Nigel Peake - Surface and SurfaceSome great illustration and graphic design from Northern Irish Artist Nigel Peake.  After training as an Architect in 2005 Nigel worked on various cultural and commercial projects as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer and is currently based in Ireland.

“My observations of farms and the land are from an outsider’s view. Gleaned from observations as I used to sit at my table doing homework watching the farmers and their machines work the land. This book is a record of a quiet place that nearly everyone has visited at some point, and the farmland is part of this—a place where the lanes of farms run along the lake that is beside the hill of trees that is neighbor to open spaces.” Nigel Peake on his recent book ‘In the Wilds’ interview by Rosecrans Baldwin from ‘The Morning News’

Nigel Peake’s drawings and paintings have been exhibited internationally and he has worked on projects for the likes of Hermès, Dwell, Habitat, The Royal Horticultural Society, Brown Thomas, Architecture Review, Icon, Blueprint and Eastpak.  Some of Nigel Peake’s publications are available on his site here and throughout Analogue Books here.

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15 Oliver Jeffers - Surface and Surface

Some fantastic work from Belfast raised Brooklyn based Artist, Illustrator, print maker, designer and writer Oliver Jeffers.  Oliver Jeffers’s diverse portfolio spans figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making.  He has exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washingtone DC and Belfast.

As an Illustrator Oliver has worked with clients The Guardian, United Airlines, Lavazza Coffee, Newsweek International, Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England, and the Irish Times for which he received the Gold Icad Award for Illustration.

His successful picture books are published by Harper Colins UK and Penguin USA. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book Lost and Found was developed into an animated short film narrated by Stephen Fry, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.

“In some ways, Jeffers’s drawing is childlike – almost schematic – but it is never demeaning or condescending. Together, the plangent simplicity of the drawing and the powerful emotions of the boy make these stories genuinely moving. With a gentle humour and an airy touch, free of extraneous detail, he celebrates the emotional freedom of the child whose imagination is not yet weighed down by the limitations of reality.”  Joanna Carey The Guardian 2009

His new book ‘Stuck’ (which I would recommend as a Christmas present to any little person) is available here and his paintings are currently on show in the ‘Holiday Group Show’ at the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery New York.  His presentation for Offset in 2009 is available here.

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