An exhibition of recent paintings by Scottish-born painter Bob Lynn, a former Westport resident, opens this Friday evening, October 20, in Green Fuse gallery, James Street, Westport.
Lynn first arrived in Carrowholly back in 1970 at the age of 30, before the word ‘blow-in’ was coined. Having bought the ruins of an old coast-guard station in partnership with a friend, they rebuilt the roofless ‘cattle sheds’ into habitable dwellings now known as Pigeon Point; an idyllic peninsula looking across the bay at Croagh Patrick.
The next 13 years were spent living between London and Clew Bay before moving to County Wicklow, where he still lives with his wife Morna (nee Kelly), who hails from Cloona just outside Westport town.
Bob’s previous work relied on strong primary colours. These recent paintings are of a more sombre character, mostly landscapes creating some very rich, deep and exiting sensations. Although the first impression is one of recognition of the images, the main interest is in fact the underlying abstract elements already existing with the subject matter.
The exhibition of works by Bob Lynn continues in Green Fuse until November 13. For more information on Bob Lynn, visit www.boblynn.net.