Oils on Canvas
The River Swimming series captures moments suspended in time. The dreamlike quality of the figures is water are lost in thought. Paints drips and runs, colours
reflect the trees and sky, enhancing the playful meandering mood. The viewer is invited to submerge, float or watch from the edge. Time overlaps and floats in
and out of reality. These images form a collective memory and the intimacy of being together when the local landmarks consumed your childhood world. River
swimming speaks to simplicity and the memory is evocative of the few short Irish summer days when river levels are low and meandering, the water is warm and childhood is suspended. It speaks to the poetry of a season, a gathering time that in it’s very essence is fleeting. It connects us to the past, the magic of daydreaming, the poetry of sounds and the simplicity of being.