Ciara Curtin - Irish Artist
I am an East Cork Artist in love with creating and allowing my heart to explore.
I have floated back and forth from my Art over the years as Life pulled me in different directions but settling with my creative space has enlightened me, has opened the heart and mind, it has found apart of me I thought lost and has rebirth something within that I just can't put words to right now but puts a smile on my face.
It is a form of therapy, a way of looking at reality but escaping through imagination. It's that combination of floating between worlds, creating a flow between life and death, ying and yang, the black and white gradient vs the colour spectrum....
In all to see the Balance, to portray the light and the dark.
This continues throughout my themes that I bounce between depending on the mood.. (See my themes below)
My Art by Theme:
The beauty and teaching's our fellow earthlings give vs the destruction to their lives by human selfishness. To show the aspects within the animal kingdom and the world around us that needs a voice, therefore some of my artwork will not only portray the beauty within nature but the cruelty that is forced upon it. To show the vulnerability in mammals, their instinctively caring and healing ways without forgetting their strength, grace and instinct to survive. To display the creatures at play
I began my passion for art at a very young age,
apologies to those adults whose walls I destroyed
with pen or paint or whatever I could get my hands on :-)
I fell in love with painting more and more with every year that passed.
I did two years in Limerick Art and Design School
where I began my studies in Print.
I continued my Art education solo,
finding more exploration and satisfaction in my work,
to create without boundaries.
My subject matter, when young, used to be mainly animals
but as I experimented with different mediums,
I roamed and explored many topics,
allowing my heart to grow but finding what subjects stimulated my creative passion.
My fingers roamed into Landscapes both near and far,
life-drawings to topics that encourage the viewer to form emotions or/and questions.
To deepen the viewers relationship with themselves.
Depending on what my imagination did with the information it was given,
my heart depicted through the hands to paper or other.
I now work mainly with Oil on Canvas,
Acrylic and Charcoal/ Graphite/ Pen
but do from time to time return to watercolour
where my adventure first began.
I also do etchings when I can gain time in a print studio.
The interest to create and learn also ventures into
Wood carving, clay, pottery/ ceramics and knitting
but these are more for fun and creativity outlets.
My father introduced me to photography as a child which I fell in love with,
that idea of capturing moments in time or the perfect scene.
In my artwork I use them a lot as studies or with imagination bring ideas to canvas.
When asked what inspires my work, sometimes it is hard to answer,
my mood at the time,
to convey a message that I feel needs a voice,
photography of a place or moment,
a book or movie or even an event that creates a feeling or atmosphere.
Irregardless it is a moment in time I wish to capture through my eyes
transferred to paper/ canvas via my hands ….
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