Esplanade Series 2012 - 2014

In the late 1980s I made a series of paintings at Ballyholme beach in Bangor, County Down.

I remember struggling with the shifting light, the wind and fast-moving clouds, chasing momentary fluctuations, the fleeting, temporary things. Much of this work was unresolved so I returned in the Spring of 2012 in an attempt to come to terms with all this once again.

These images are a reflection on my personal experience on the Esplanade.

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Esplanade, View towards Redhall
Oil on Canvas
48x60 inches, 2013
Opening Sky, Ballyholme, Oil on Canvas
16x20inches, 2014
Sunset, Ballyholme, Oil on Canvas
14x16inches, 2013
Una, Ballyholme Beach
Oil on Canvas
16x20inches, 2014
Man and Dog, Evening, Ballyholme
Pastel Painting on Paper
23x33inches
Stormy Afternoon, Bangor
Pastel Painting on Paper
23x33inches, 2013
Una, Late Afternoon, Ballyholme Beach
Oil on Canvas
48x60 inches, 2014
Silver Seascape, Ballyholme
Pastel Painting on Paper
23x33inches, 2014
Storm Clouds, Bangor
Charcoal on Paper
23x33inches, 2012
Cold Evening, Ballyholme
Charcoal on Paper
16x23inches, 2012
After Rain, Ballyholme
Charcoal on Paper
16x23inches, 2012
Sunset, Ballyholme
Charcoal on Paper
23x33inches, 2014


Sunny Afternoon, Ballyholme
Charcoal and Chalk
16x23inches, 2012

 
   
   
  Christina, Summer Evening, Ballyholme (Detail)
Pastel Painting on Paper
16.5x23inches, 2013
Down to the Beach
Oil on Canvas
16x10inches, 2014