Early Morning by Maureen Burke
I am a visual artist based in Dublin ? I have a Fine Art (BA) degree, incldung a Masters from IADT and a PhD in Art Education from NCAD.
Working with a variety of materials, including acrylic, oil and pastel, charcoal and print, I frequently draw inspiration from countless photos on my mobile phone ? photos that are fleeting in nature but take on new meanings when manipulated with charcoal or paint.
Typically, I work in a considered, reflective style which is multi-layered and takes some time to complete, whether it is a drawing or mixed-media painting, a portrait or a landscape ? this layered process allows for several contemplative changes and stages before I am finally happy to let the work speak for itself.