Oil on canvas
34 x 34 cm
Purchased from the artist’s solo exhibition at The Carlinn Gallery, Carlingford in 2007.
Angela Ginn is from County Antrim. She studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She worked and exhibited in London for a number of years before moving to Belfast. She works in a range of media and is represented in private and public collections across Ireland.
When Angela moved to Belfast she was commissioned to facilitate art projects in hospitals and schools which helped her support her personal art practice. The painting in this collection is from a series of paintings the artist made while staying on Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim. She spent eight summers painting in a studio she had on the island and the impetus for this work comes from being absorbed by the island landscape for long periods of time. This work depicts the exposed nature of the land on Rathlin, and forms part of a collection of expressive landscapes that represent a very creative period for the artist.
Having sustained engagement with a particular place has formed the backbone of her work and she has continued to work in this way in Provence, Pughlia and Tuscany while on international artist residencies. She has also had an enduring relationship with Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan where she spends August each year. She continues to exhibit her work in venues throughout Ireland.