Petria Lenehan paints abstract landscapes from her studio in rural Co. wicklow, as a way to express her deep connection to place and the natural world. She paints viscerally and each work is the result of a continuous cycle of intuitive unfolding – a repeated process of building up and softening. The works have an elusive feeling, revealing layers of past images, memories and tones that drop in and out of themselves. Her expansive gestures, sweeping movements and subtle mark making are translated through large and smaller works into an emotive visual language for the viewer to decipher.
- Photography by Richard Gilligan