BIOGRAPHY AND ARTISTS STATEMENT

   

Martina Furlong was born in Co.Wexford, Ireland in 1974, moved to London in 1999 and returned to live in Ireland in April 2015. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1996.

She has had solo and group exhibitions in America, London and Ireland and her work is in private collections across the world

 

ARTISTS STATEMENT                                                                                                                

My landscapes are inspired by the beauty, ruggedness and magical quality of the Irish countryside. My abstracts are influenced by my surroundings and the things I encounter every day;nature, books, buildings, songs, people, etc., In my work I like to mix reality with memories and imagination and paint my own interpretation of it. I exaggerate colour, apply layer upon layer of paint, then work back into the surface with cloths, rollers, scrapers, plastic knives and twigs as well as pallet knives and brushes to create heavily textured scenes. I am constantly experimenting with texture and colour in an effort to make my work more interesting and exciting to create and view.