I am a visual artist, painting nature in a naturalistic style using oils as my preferred medium. My work is inspired by the wild and wonderful landscapes and seascapes which surround me in the West of Ireland.
'Soft Day, The Flaggy Shore' Oil on Canvas Patricia Kavanagh
"And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
And the light are working off each other
So that the ocean on one side is wild
With foam and glitter, and inland among stones
The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit
By the earthed lightening of a flock of swans,
Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white
Their fully-grown headstrong-looking heads
Tucked or cresting or busy underwater.
Useless to think you'll park or capture it more thoroughly
You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open".
'Soft Day, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare' Oil on Canvas Patricia Kavanagh