At Orso Major’s online gallery, we are proud to present four paintings by an exciting artist whose background in stained glass influences her electric use of colour. Emerald Dunne’s four paintings titled Fission, Natsu (Summer), Tir na nOg and Storm Energy explore her depiction of circles, a shape that she began to use during her time in Japan. Dunne’s works are also inspired by her childhood by the sea, and the beauty and comfort she extracted from the landscape.
Dunne’s four paintings are an explosion of colour; her use of mixed media gives them an incredibly tactile and explorative quality, with the addition of gold leaf and Japanese paper adding to her powerful and dynamic creations. Natsu’s rich oranges and yellows denote the warmth and vitality of summer, whilst the darker and heavier blues and blacks of Storm Energy hark back to her childhood by the sea and the time she spent gazing over the waters to the lighthouse that has become such a comforting image for her.
During her time in Japan, Dunne visited Koyasan, a monastic centre for Buddhism that sits at the top of Mount Koya. Here, the thick forest of cedar trees that surround the vast graveyard create a place for reflection with the Buddhist belief in reincarnation being paramount; something which has stayed with Dunne since her visit there and is shown in the prominence of circles in her work.
These works by Emerald Dunne are original and one off pieces painted on canvas or linen.
The works vary from 50cm by 70cm to 183cm by 70cm and are available from Orso Major at www.orsomajor.com, Prices range from £450 to £1195