Dun Laoghaire Through the Painter's Eye

Local Association Event
Monday, March 6, 2017
St. Patrick's Hall, Monkstown

This event will consist of an illustrated talk by artist, Peter Pearson. Pearson is best known for his evocative paintings of cities and architectural subjects, principally of Dublin, his native city. He has however other strands in his painting including landscape and seascape, and an element of symbolism and the surreal are also sometimes found in his work. Many of the city subjects depict the changing city, portraying decay, loss of identity along with haunting beauty of the older houses and buildings. Cranes and traffic, often painted in winter light or by night are favourite features, and give the pictures a contemporary character.

Pearson's pictures evoke the mood of the city and celebrate its historical symbolism and heritage issues, which the artist has been campaigning to protect for over thirty years. His first significant solo exhibition was in Venice in 1978 where he had been studying on an Italian Government Scholarship for painting. He has been exhibiting his work continuously ever since and his paintings are to be seen in many public and private collections.

The talk will take place at 8pm on Monday 6th March.
Admission is €5.

Info: 087 9537959

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