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To print or not to print

October 27, 2014

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Following the positive response to my first ever public showing of two-dimensional work, I’m faced with a dilemma on whether to include prints as part of my income generating art. It’s an issue which I have some history with, because the private galleries that I have shown with all these years, have never taken a blind bit of notice in my drawings, apart from the occasional rude rejections. Ironically on the back of this recent exhibition I have sold a number of prints and they have met with a favourable reaction and a level of engagement that has touched me. My drawings are intimate and there is a raw honesty to these works which gives them an unguarded authenticity. Through these works I offer all that I have to give in the hope that I can share my feelings as an artist and I have battled through so many obstacles to get to here. It’s a special place for me and I believe it shines through my work and whilst my work is subject to ongoing developments, I feel that I can afford to feel good about it, very ocassionally.

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My two-dimensional work forms a picture of my broadening approach to art and constitutes a large collection of images which display my varying approaches to art. Each image represents a personal challenge, a question asked, in the hope of learning something new each time and with each drawing there is always a struggle.

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Behind each drawing or print there is serious intent and I try to address all the issues that concern me in as interesting and engaging way as possible

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Some of the work is biographical

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Much of my drawing is speculative, a complete mystery to me and it is here where I dig deep to find the courage to make work that I do not understand at the time of creating.

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Well of course I’m an anarchist too, because with art there are no rules 🙂

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Oh and did I tell you that I have always adored cats

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And I’ve always been fascinated by bulls ever since studying Minoan art

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These images are ones that I have printed up to A3 in size, using the giclee method

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I have many thousands of drawings

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Which reflect my approach to life

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Some are crazy,

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Some are scribbled

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But they all have one thing in commom

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They are heart-felt ❤

6 Comments
  1. Hi Eoghan! Long time no see! I was wondering what you’d been up to today and went to have a gander…only to find you were unreachable on facebook! Have I been removed and blocked or did you close down your facebook page? Slight paranoia setting in here LOL. I couldn’t find Sabrina either….???

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    • Hi Lee, it’s lovely to hear from you 🙂 I deactivated my account two months ago because the format of FB was winding me up, maybe Sabine did the same. I think we creative types can be a bit temperamental, I may reactivate it again one day and see if I can learn to cope with the pressures of social media. For now I just write my blog and really enjoy the format, because it suits my writing and imagery. Eoghan 🙂

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      • Thank God for that 😉 I thought I’d committed some heinous crime and offended somebody. Facebook can be a real wind up at times. Glad to see you tootling along though, work looks great 🙂 I shall follow your posts here as I also have a wordpress account for school and one for the stables. Happy creating Eoghan 🙂

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  2. As usual I forgot to say that I love your prints! I wouldn’t be afraid of diversifying….since when did some up himself gallery owner dictate the direction of an artist? 😉

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    • Hi again Lee, thanks 🙂 I’ve spent my entire adult life at the mercy of the private gallery system, I have one or two great contacts but I have also had those who chose to judge and steer my output of work. This is partly why I’m in my current dilemma of finding a path thet feels truly authentic, though I feel I’m close to realising it 🙂 Bye for now Eoghan

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  3. silly me, I meant SAbine 🙂

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