About the Artist
21 december, 1968
Chris Quinlan was Born in 1968 in Co. Tipperary, Ireland and now lives and paints in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. His hometown in Templemore provided the foundation for his artistry and his love of travel and nature has hugely influenced his work.
Chris is predominantly a self-taught artist, regularly exhibiting his work, 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 chromoluminism/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.
I will require a thousand lifetimes and a million canvases to paint all the concepts of my imagination.
2018 May - Artloft at House - RDS, Dublin, Ireland.
2018 May - Peoples Art - St Stephens Green, Dublin Ireland,
2017 Nov - Atmospheric Reinvention - The Atrium Space, Council Buildings, Mullingar, Ireland.
2017 Dec - Peoples Art - St Stephens Green, Dublin Ireland,
2017 Nov - Artsource - RDS, Dublin, Ireland.
2017 Oct - Ideal Home Show - RDS, Dublin, Ireland.
2017 Aug - Connections Art Fair - Raddison Galway, Ireland.
2017 Aug - Peoples Art - St Stephens Green, Dublin Ireland.
2017 May - Artloft at House - RDS, Dublin, Ireland.
2017 May - Peoples Art, St Stephens Green, Dublin Ireland.
2017 May - Bridge Centre - Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland
2017 Apr - Incognito, Art Initiative - Solomon Gallery, Dublin Ireland.
2017 Apr - Chocolate Cafe - Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Ireland.
2017 Apr - Midland Framing - The Mall, William Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland
2016 Dec - Mullingar Festival - Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
2016 Jun - Kilbeggan Festival - Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Ireland
2016 Jun - The People's Art - St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Jul - Kilbeggan Festival - Westmeath, Ireland
2015 Aug - Peoples Art - St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Sep - Peoples Art - St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Jun - Kilbeggan Festival - Westmeath, Ireland
Ireland - USA - Britain