Chris Quinlan was Born in 1968 in Co. Tipperary,
Ireland and now lives and paints in Kilbeggan,
Co. Westmeath. As a child, Chris demonstrated a
flare for drawing, painting and creativity. His hometown in Templemore provided the foundation for his artistry and his love of travel and nature has
also hugely influenced his work.
Chris is predominantly a self-taught artist, studying art in his own time, attending exhibitions, art fairs and many other art events. Regularly exhibiting his work himself, he relishes feedback and criticism from viewers and uses it to develop his style and discipline. His artwork has evolved overtime, leading to a unique and original chromoluminarism/divisionism impressionistic technique of painting with an eye-catching blend of rich colours and bold textures. An inviting and vivid style, sensitivity and atmosphere that envelops the canvas.
My paintings are the result of my desire and passion to paint. The challenge and discipline overwhelms me before I even begin. Oil Painting gives me the privilege of creating my own order to things, to reflect who I am on this colorful journey of self discovery and be unafraid to share what I find.
My intended goal is to capture and communicate life's experiences, moments and memories and convey my painted definition to the viewer. To draw the viewer into the piece and to stimulate and inspire them with its textures and colour.
I am influenced by everything I see, feel and experience. I am in awe of and thoroughly inspired by the old impressionists, particularly the works of Monet, Van Gogh and Sargent with their play of objects and light.
When I begin a painting, it feels unnatural, unorganised and unbalanced, I seize the moment and completely let go. I find my way out of the unfamiliar territory and stand again on solid ground. Then with the knowledge of a new and colourful path, I excitedly await my next adventure.
2017 Artsource - RDS, Dublin, Ireland, Nov 10th 11th, 12th
2017 Ideal Home Show - RDS, Dublin, Ireland, Oct 27th 28th, 29th, 30th
2017 Connections Art Fair - Raddison Galway, Ireland, Aug 12th 13th
2017 The People's Art - St Stephens Green, Dublin Ireland, Jun 23rd 24th 25th
2017 Bridge Centre - Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, April 19th - May 26th
2017 Artloft at House - RDS, Dublin, Ireland, May 26th 27th, 28th
2017 The People's Art, Group, St Stephens Green, Dublin Ireland, May 5th 6th 7th
2017 Incognito, Art Initiative - Group, Solomon Gallery, Dublin Ireland Apr 24th
2017 Chocolate Cafe - Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Ireland, April 20th - May 26th
2017 Midland Framing - The Mall, William Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly, April 18th- June 20th
2017 Artbox Projects - Competition, Basil 1.0, Basil, Switzerland.
2016 Mullingar Festival - Solo, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
2016 Kilbeggan Festival - Solo, Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Ireland
2016 The People's Art - Group, St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Kilbeggan Festival - Group, Westmeath, Ireland
2015 The People's Art - Group, St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Kilbeggan Festival - Group, Westmeath, Ireland
2014 The People's Art - Group, St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland