‘Over Blasket’, Oil on Panel, 61 x 81 cm.
Delighted to welcome new artist Tom Rickman to Greenlane!
Tom’s primary interest is in the quality and atmosphere of light. How a certain moment can transform a place into something that goes beyond the visual. A brief gap of time and place. There is a progression of movements within his work where light and colour are compressed above horizons as time moves towards night. This resonant, sometimes sublime moment marks a poignant time of the day that Tom strives to capture in his work.
Tom first visited Dingle in 2016 to look at a boat that was for sale, a Cornish Lugger, that he’d first seen ten years previously. He was immediately struck by the immense beauty of the place and ever since has been making regular trips out to the West to study and absorb Dingle’s landscape.
‘Great Blasket Edge’, Oil on Panel, 14 x 20 cm.
Tom said of his first experience of Dingle; ‘it hit me in the gut, or rather softly grabbed me and I was smitten with the place. I have always been fascinated and drawn to the West and Kerry seems to be on the edges of edges. I discovered the area around the Blasket Islands resonated with something in me that I’d overlooked in my work for some time. The sheer magnitude of its presence and the open light that shines in from the ocean is something I have always sought out in my work. The sublime view I found as I turned that corner hit me like a bell being struck; a sensation as clear as the air and the light that shone in from the ocean.’
For full details please visit http://www.greenlanegallery.com/artists/tom-rickman/
‘West – Blasket, Tearaght, Inishtooskert’, Oil on Panel, 61 x 91 cm.