Orla Barry


    • Female

    About the artist

    2003-2007: Dublin Institute of Technology - 2.1 Degree in Fine Art


    My practice currently explores spiritual symbolism through animals and nature. I work with acrylic paints and paper on canvas. I combine images with pattern; contrasting bright and dark colours with shimmering and metallic hues. Specific images are chosen for their representational significance.

    My work exists in juxtaposition to modern life and consumption. It embraces the beauty of the natural world expressing its atmosphere of magic and enchantment. Putting flat areas of block colour side by side with areas of three dimensional perspectives gives the works a naïve, simple appearance to emphasize their meaning. My paintings are intended to bring a sense of peace and balance to the people who look at them.

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