Merging photography with memory and imagination over two weekends.
Through demonstrations, Ann coverd many practical issues such as preparing the surface, experimenting with texture and different painting techniques, gaining more experience with using mediums and she helped inform the students' own intuition when making decisions on colour theory.
Students were encouraged to bring photographs they took themselves in order to study their photo taking instincts for the creation of painterly compositions. They brought any photographic material that is meaningful to them to be used as a starting point to the work.
Weekend One: Prepared the surface, created different forms of texture, prepared photographic source material, started a composition
Weekend Two: Informed and used your own intuition with colour theory, knowing the rules in order to break them, different painting techniques using rags, sandpaper, plastic bags, etc
Born in Donegal in 1978, Ann Quinn received a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art & Design in 2000. Recent solo shows include Taylor Galleries (2016, 2013), Dock Arts Centre (2013), and Ashford Gallery (2009). Group shows include the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition every year since 2004, Claremorris Open (2015), Galway Arts Centre (2010), Pallas Contemporary Projects (2010, 2009).