My formative experience of colour is of being bathed in the translucent colouring of the stained glass illuminating the rich, theatrical, ecclesiastical, architecture of my childhood. These experiences form the storehouse of my memory. I believe that all factors of my world, my experience, of life on both a personal and wider level are intrinsic to the creative process and in realizing my own vision.
My work is concerned with achieving a harmony and an art balance. I do not force a particular style or look. Instead I allow the work to develop in a visceral way. This process allows my work to be open to discovery.
A strong and integral part of my Art Practise is my drawing and my understanding of the principles of good draughtsmanship, observation, structure and discipline. They form the unseen frame on which I support my painting.
As in music my paintings express the inexplicable. They resonate with the reflective observer demanding an emotional response in the same way music would to the ear. If observed in a sensitive way the viewer will see my work as an expression and a stimulus to the imaginative life. No painting stops with itself. There is no completion as such. Each painting is a continuation of previous work and is taken up and renewed in successive works.
Paddy Lennon was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1955.
In 1980 he received a diploma in Fine Art from the City and Guilds Art School in London.
He has lived in Dublin, London, Connemara, Mexico and Spain and currently resides in Wexford, Ireland.
His works are held in Private and Corporate Collections worldwide. (a portion of which are listed below)
He has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows worldwide. over his 35 year plus artistic career. (Solo shows since 1992 are listed below.)
He is inspired by location, a sense of place,water,bogland, Chinese and Japanese art.
He continues to develop his practice and technical ability in his craft, exploring new themes and processes in the development of new bodies of work.