'Above the West' | Michael Gemmell


  • Schoolhouse for Art Ireland

At 'The Schoolhouse Gallery' inaugural exhibition we welcome Irish artist, Michael Gemmell, to showcase a collection of his abstract paintings derived from imagined aerial views of Ireland's spectacular rugged West.

My work is like a bird’s eye view of the unique landscape of the West of Ireland. I paint the bogs, fields and islands with slabs of oil paint. I concentrate on the effect rather than merely depicting the scene. I believe this achieves a delicate balance of abstract and representational imagery through hues of colour, tone and form.
— Michael Gemmell