As an artist, on my journey through life, it is a constant battle with observation and light, trying to capture that elusive colour, find the ambiance and balance, bringing life to canvas and paint.
Each new project of photorealism demands perfection and challenges the manipulation of paint and colour, to enable me to bring form to metal, glass, leather and introduce a dimension of speed onto canvas
As a release from the intensive focus of photorealism, it’s a pleasure to work with freedom and spontaneity to capture movement and sound with the use of a vibrant colour palette.
I hope my work reflects my commitment, dedication and continual desire to create a piece of work that will give joy and pleasure.
Born in, and still lives in Banbridge, Co Down.
Whilst recovering from illness, Adrian studied at UBIFHE, Banbridge, attaining ‘A’ level, going on to a foundation course in Art & Design at Lurgan College and post ‘A’Level UBIFHE.
As an avid motorsport fan, his earlier works concentrated on capturing local sporting legends such as Joey Dunlop MBE, OBE and Formula One star Eddie Irvine. Not wanting to focus just on motorsport, soon to follow was, George Best,(Football) , Brian O’Driscoll (Rugby), Peter Canavan (GAA), Darren Clarke (Golf) and the latest editions is that of Snooker World Champion, Alex ‘HURRICANE’ Higgins.
Each of the originals where reproduced in Limited Edition Prints and where possible, individually signed by the subjects.
Many of these limited edition prints were sold into private collections both at home and worldwide.
With a desire to explore back into the Fine Art field in which he first studied, his later works are more figurative, some based on the female form, in ballet capturing the elegance and movement. Jazz scenes also are a favourite, giving the opportunity to bring colour to music, atmosphere, warmth and expression.
His current works are abstract in nature, displaying a finely honed sense of composition, and a deep understanding of the workings of colour.
Again, using bright and vibrant colours. bold brushwork and spontaneity, injecting positivity into movement.
He has taken part in many group exhibitions in Belfast and Dublin.
Earlier in 2015 he was included in a trio of local and cross border artists in a very successful exhibition at Ranfurley House in Dungannon and was televised for IrishTV. He has also had some work used in an Artists Collective Publication.
Foundation Course in Art & Design
Self taught in the use of Airbrush Techniques
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