Henry McGrane (b.1969)
The virtuosity of Irish painter Henry McGrane is evident in several genres, including landscapes, still life, figurative genre-scenes and portraiture. But perhaps landscape painting best reflects both his love of nature and his outstanding painterly skills. The latter is exemplified by his mastery of perspective, compositional structure and daughtsmanship - each of which would require its own in-depth article to explain and illustrate. His Summer Evening in Slane is a special masterpiece. See the larger version on McGrane's website, and marvel at the way he creates a magical snapshot out of an ordinary piece of road. I got so absorbed in it, that my Internet connection expired. In my opinion, this is what real art is all about: creating beauty from the world around us. It's also what makes McGrane one of the best Irish artists. (For other modern painters based in Ireland, see: Contemporary Irish Artists).
Review written by Neil Collins (Editor) www.visual-arts-cork.com
Born in 1969, Henry started his successful career, having studied art in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. He started working with O'Sullivan Bluth Animation in Dublin. He went to Phoenix, Arizona in 1995, where he worked for 20th Century Fox Studios. He furthered his career whilst in Arizona by studying oil painting under the tuition of renowned artist Joshua Fallik. This then inspired him to study portraiture under the famous American painter Diane Leonard.
Having gained experience in most aspects of painting, Henry left the United States in 2000 and went to Norway for one year. Having gained extensive knowledge on the international scene, he returned to Ireland where he started to paint earnest. He currently spends much of his time in Andalucia, Spain.
Henry has gradually made a name for himself in art circles in Ireland, United Kingdom and United States, where his paintings are much sought after.
Henry is currently tutoring painting classes for beginner, intermediate and advance artists in his new studio near Navan, Co. Meath. STUDIO MAP BELOW.
Please note that Henry has set up five week art courses for Autumn 2020. They will take place once weekly (three hours per class). Henry also has courses on Wednesday , Thursday, Friday and Saturday but they are subject to available spaces. For more info call 0872808130 or email email@example.com
The schedules are as follows for Autumn 2020
Please note: Henry also has courses on Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning but spaces are subject to availability only.
Simply click on any of the links below for directions or type the (Eircode) C15XVP1 into Google or Maps to get the exact coordinates.
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NOTE: Google Street View (middle) has yet to be updated. If using it, you will be brought to the correct location, however, this is showing the field where the house (above) now stands.
Fruit sellers, Havana, Cuba 80cm x100cm
Dolls & China 20 x 24
Red & Blue 12 x 16
Cathelines China 16 x 12
"Buttercups and Glass" 80cm x 100cm
The shallow stream 24 x 14
Tending the Ponies 80 X 100
Towards the Fair Green12 x 16
The Grand Canal, Venice
Slane 12 x 16
Boyne Valley 12" x 16"
GAP OF DUNLOE, KERRY 75 x 100
Passing Shower Wicklow
Thaw 12 x 16 inches
Navan Station House 14 x 18
The Last Page 14 x 18
If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, please contact Henry at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 087 2808130
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