Saturday 14 May – Saturday 25 June 2016

Stuart Irwin:
“I look for scenes that might otherwise go unnoticed and may not have been captured before. I am drawn to the ephemeral and trying to capture the passing moment in nature and all the paintings are first sketched in the open air before being refined later.”

“There is a strong emphasis on clouds within each composition to help convey something of the ‘ordinary’ – a brief moment in time. They always form an integral part of the work. The challenge of balancing the chiaroscuro, patterns of light and shade, and creating a realistic depiction of depth are the most enjoyable parts of the painting process.”

More information on the gallery at http://www.domby-gallery.co.uk/ and at Stuart’s web site: http://www.stuartirwinart.com/

Domby Gallery,
2A Portland Street,
Southport, PR8 1JU