Emma Donoghue is an emerging artist from Co Mayo. This artist initially graduated from GMIT Mayo with a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Art Practises in 2020, followed on by graduating from GMIT CCAM Galway in 2021 with an honour bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Art. Emma plans to develop her carrier by working in the community through art while continuing painting part as a professional artist.
My work is influenced by the coastlines that surround me in north Mayo, where I find myself engulfed by beautiful and captivating colours, patterns, textures, and movement.
My investigation of this landscape has drawn my attention to some of the large-scale buildings that are doted around the coastline. These structures like all manufactured objects are created from materials that originate from nature and are then encapsulated by humans but are then accepted and embraced back by nature.
I Initially photograph and sketch my different observations, followed by developing a suitable colour pallet for the pieces. My paintings are mostly consisting of large scale works on canvas, using oil paint with various mediums.