Sublime Reverie - an ongoing series of paintings

which began in 2017 when I thinking about the idea of paradise. I live in an area where the ever-changing perfection of the relationships between sea, sky, land, night, day with their depths of information and infinite combinations has all the marks of a bucolic paradise.
Utopia  "an imagined 'place' or state of things in which everything is perfect." has a twist in that it’s origin is ‘ou topos’ or no place. Inherent in the idea of perfection is a sense of non-existence.
As a painter I have recourse in the space of the canvas. It is my utopia, that area where I can find a perfect form, where I have first and last say in the structure and atmosphere. So the criteria for each piece became that its elements must relate to one another so as to create the exact right or true alignment - for me. 
Sublime Reverie i-ix - shown at the Claremorris Gallery in April 2018
xiv- xviii shown at ‘Experiments and Considerations - The Dream Drawing at Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet in November 2019

All works are 45x35cm or 17.7x13.7"
acrylic on board


Experiments and Considerations - The Dream Drawing and Sublime Reverie- Winter
Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet. November 2019