Last night saw the opening of an exhibition of 12 new paintings by Chára Nagle. The Haystacks Series created using tempera grassa on large board, captures the essence of the Irish country landscape at harvest time, inspired by the Kildare farm of her mother’s youth. Each painting captures a different mood, with low horizon lines and animated cloudscapes, shafts of golden light and inky night time skies reflecting the mercurial nature of the Irish weather.

Brendan O'Connor opening the exhibition with Fergus O'Mahony of the Warren Gallery (photo Liam Madden)

Brendan O’Connor opening the exhibition with Fergus O’Mahony of the Warren Gallery (photo Liam Madden)

Originally from Cork, Chára Nagle graduated from NCAD in the mid-nineties. She is best known for her widely acclaimed Moments 1 collection, her flamboyant, sensuous figurative paintings, capturing the excesses of the Celtic Tiger. She later worked as Artist in Residence at The Curragh, where her dynamic equestrian and horse-racing scenes were in huge demand and now sit in public and private collections across the world.

Haystacks No.2 - An Irish Sky, Never a Dull Moment

Haystacks No.2 – An Irish Sky, Never a Dull Moment

The exhibition is open to the public at Merrion Private, Heritage House, 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, March 7 – 21, 2018