ROSS STEWART Solo Exhibition of new work
May 26 - June 12. 11am - 5.30pm daily.
Mob 086 813 4597
Ross Stewart is an award winning director and art director of animated film and visual artist and has worked on 4 Oscar-nominated movies SECRET OF KELLS, SONG OF THE SEA, PARANORMAN, WOLFWALKERS and THE PROPHET.
His semi abstract paintings inspired by the Irish land and culture are exhibited throughout Ireland and the UK and held in collections world-wide.
ROSS STEWART says of his work "Since finishing production of our feature film 'Wolfwalkers' last year I have returned to my painting studio after a long break. It has been a therapy and almost an exorcism of the rigid processes of animation. These art works are part of a continuation of my explorations of composition and linear abstractions of landscape. I am interested in taking elements of landscape studies and reducing down to simple shapes, whilst keeping a level of atmosphere and mood of the original study.
"I work in animation and am always struggling with keeping traditional media approaches to an ultimately digital end-product. This ties in perfectly with my painting which is predominantly as organic as possible–probably as a reaction against the constraints of animation.
"The creative process involved is spontaneous and very intuitive - In my work I tend to let the environment set the mood of my painting. I react to the place, the atmosphere, the mood and create from that. Most of all, this last year has been about rediscovering the freedom of a blank canvas and paint.
Joan Clancy Gallery
Discover a new view of art and a new view of Ireland at this extraordinary gallery overlooking the sea in Mweelahorna, Ring in the Waterford Gaeltacht 10k from Dungarvan and the Waterford Greenway.
Experience the perfect union of culture and nature at this uniquely located art gallery, which showcases some of the country's best painters since it opened its doors in 2000.
Enjoy a personal tour from the vivacious owner Joan Clancy, who is a fantastic storyteller and very welcoming of people to her gallery adjacent to her home.
An exclusive thrill for visitors is to see photographs and hear highlights from her late husband Tom Clancy's TV, movie and recording career, including his time in famous folk band The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem.
Joan Clancy Gallery is a nice place to drop in to if you are visiting West Waterford Festival of Food 2022 - Ross Stewart Solo Exhibition is featured on the Festival Art Trail, or visiting the paistí in Coláiste na Rinne up the road.