The latest solo exhibition from Ennis artist, Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh, entitled The Cliffs, displays his classical skill and use of light.
The exhibition, which features over 30 original paintings, explores his journey through the landscapes of the West of Ireland. These include many views of County Clare, from Lahinch to Ennis. The exhibition hangs at the Atlantic Edge Exhibition Gallery at the Cliffs of Moher until the end of the month. This is his 14th solo exhibition.
Born in Limerick, Tomás spent much of his childhood drawing and sketching with pencils, crayons and charcoal. As his family had a number of small boats on the edge of Limerick City, his usual subjects were ships, boats, water, people and buildings by the shore.
He works in a wide variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels and conte crayon, but his principal focus is portraiture and figure painting, for which he favours oils.
His unique brand of representational art is represented in numerous art collections around the world. He is also an outstanding illustrator in watercolour and other media, as exemplified by The Book of Clare, a captivating impressionist journey through the county.