Ailbhe Barrett


Artist Biography

Ailbhe, is a self-taught artist who was home schooled in her native county Limerick until she was eighteen. Primarily a painter of landscape, Ailbhe has mastered the art of printmaking over the last decade.

Her images are not however the landscapes of a locale or a particular place, but rather the suggestion of a mood, the evocation of a place that captures her imagination. It is not surprising that Turner was an early inspiration in the way he transformed the world into something far more atmospheric than it is by his bravura manipulation of paint. So too with Ailbhe. Two trees side by side, hedgerows and fields, a bend in the river, distant mountains shimmer in a haze of memory made manifest by her mastery.

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