Irene Osborne

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Artist Statement

My passion for art reaches back to my school years. The pieces, created over the past four decades, include figurative, landscape and abstract paintings and drawings. The diverse subject matter of my art seems, at first glance, to be unrelated. However, each series is connected by a working process that is based on intuition rather than theoretical ideas.

Colour, shape and composition evolve from an emotional state of working.

Each piece develops as the work progresses and builds to a conclusion. The spontaneity allows my imagination to wander and invites outside simulation to work its way into the art. Natural sights and sounds, memories and thoughts, for instance, each play a pivotal role in how a painting or drawing takes shape. While the final subject matter is often deliberate, sometimes it isn’t. An inner vision, a somewhat trance-like state, or the interpretation of something heard but not seen, such as music, is really what my work is about.




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