Paintings, Drawings & printmaking by Irish Artist

Connor Maguire

Connor Maguire is an irish artist that works in all medium, painting in oils, watercolours, drawing in charcoal and graphite who sketches and draws daily. He also makes limited edition prints in the form of woodcuts and linocuts and has won many visual art awards over the years exhibiting nationwide from London all the way back to Ireland where he exhibits and is represented throughout.


He has exhibited with the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy in 2016 and has been shortlisted for the second time as Artist of the year 2017 in association with Artists and Illustrators magazine where he will be exhibiting in the Mall Galleries, London in Jan 2017. Keep up to date with upcoming events and artwork by signing up to his newsletter and blog.


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Still Life Paintings - Artefacts of a Pandemic 2020

This page is still in progress where I hope to produce up to 25-30 paintings sized 25 x 30 cm completed in oil on linen. A number of woodcuts have been produced as well. I have received support from the Arts Council NI & the Freelands Foundation regarding the current global pandemic of Covid 19. For the support received I had to produce a number of works that reflected the need for funding. I chose to produce a number of paintings that are focused on things that we take for granted from products we use in everyday life and more importantly these pieces are inspired from peoples reaction to the global pandemic.


The exhibition was based on my observations of peoples behaviour throughout the current pandemic. All the products chosen have a certain significance regarding our behaviour patterns influencing eating/drinking and health/hygiene habits during this time. I also sought out certain products due to the colour and text so the items painted were not just random paintings of daily household items but chosen for their significance and how we relate to them during this ongoing pandemic.


Some objects acclaimed notoriety like the most common and undesirable item being the toilet roll, where stocks of these products have vanished throughout the globe. Hilarious but at the same time disturbing seeing people's first instinct and behaviour reacting with panic and greed.


People have started trying to bring more elements of their outdoor life indoors. Working from home has become a major change of lifestyle which increased sales in technology and software. Hygiene items like bleach, sanitizer and other cleansing products have all increased in sale again showing our concerns for keeping safe which questions each others sense of mortality. I started this project last year being 2020 near the beginning of the pandemic so hopefully the paintings strike a chord with you.


All the paintings were painted from life in my studio in oil on linen. Although I consider myself to be more of a figurative painter rather than work with still life objects I wasn't entirely convinced that this was the right path for a project but once started I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it learning new skills in the form of observation and developing my painting skills.

An Exhibition of the work will take place in the Chimera Gallery, Mullingar, Ireland on the 26th March 2021. There will be video footage also of the paintings showing techniques and methods being painted from life. Check back in for new updates of work. Any questions please feel free to get in touch.

 

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Saul Triptych Woodcut Limited Edition signed Woodcut Prints

 

saul woodcut
Available Framed/unframed. 

"Saul" is originally a commission piece made as part of a triptych showing 3 different versions of Saul Church located in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. This piece has 3 seperate woodblocks printed on one piece of printmaking paper of them which is available in editions of 10.

 

The image size is 80cm x 25cm and is signed and numbered.It is also available framed and delivered within a local distance of 50 miles of local location. (Contact before purchase of framed Print)

These prints are printed on rice paper .


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Saul Triptych Woodcut

Please allow 10 days for delivery of unframed /framed Woodcut print. 

Framing Options:

Measurements given specify size of image only. e.g 80x25cm Print is the image size with a 2cm border gap between mount and print.

 

95x45cm is the total measurement of the frame including the mount.All Prints come with a 5cm textured white mount.

 

Black and white wood moulding to choose from for all prints. Please specify colour.

 

Comes either print only rolled in tube, Print mounted and framed. Price options below.

 

Editions numbers will vary pending on stock numbers from 1 to 10. Get in touch to request edition number if necessary.

  

Purchase options
Colour of frame
 
PayPal Acceptance Mark
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saul 2 Woodcut Limited Edition signed Woodcut Prints

 

Saul Woodcut by Connor Maguire
Available unframed and framed. 

"Saul 2" is originally a commission piece made as part of a triptych showing 3 different versions of Saul Church located in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. This is one of them which is available as a single print of 15.

 

The image size is 25cm x 25cm and is signed and numbered.It is also available framed

Postage is available throughout the UK for this print size.

These are printed on fine art 300gsm Fabriano paper .


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Saul 2 Woodcut

Please allow 10 days for delivery of unframed /framed Woodcut print. 

Framing Options:

Measurements given specify size of image only. e.g 25x25cm Print is the image size with a 2cm border.

 

50x50cm is the total measurement of the frame including the mount.All Prints come with a 5cm textured white mount.

 

Black and white wood moulding to choose from for all prints. Please specify colour.

 

Comes either print only rolled in tube, Print mounted and wrapped in Cellophene or framed. Price options below.

 

Editions numbers will vary pending on stock numbers from 1 to 15. Get in touch to request edition number if necessary.

  

Print framing options
Colour of Frame
 
PayPal Acceptance Mark
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saul 3 Woodcut Limited Edition signed Woodcut Prints

 

saul 3
Available unframed and framed. 

"Saul 3" is originally a commission piece made as part of a triptych showing 3 different versions of Saul Church located in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. This is one of them which is available as a single print of 15.

 

The image size is 25cm x 25cm and is signed and numbered.It is also available framed

Postage is available throughout the UK for this print size.

These are printed on fine art 300gsm Fabriano paper .


fine art guild irish art maguire

Saul 3 Woodcut

Please allow 10 days for delivery of unframed /framed Woodcut print. 

Framing Options:

Measurements given specify size of image only. e.g 25x25cm Print is the image size with a 2cm border.

 

50x50cm is the total measurement of the frame including the mount.All Prints come with a 5cm textured white mount.

 

Black and white wood moulding to choose from for all prints. Please specify colour.

 

Comes either print only rolled in tube, Print mounted and wrapped in Cellophene or framed. Price options below.

 

Editions numbers will vary pending on stock numbers from 1 to 15. Get in touch to request edition number if necessary.

  

Print framing options
Colour of Frame
 
PayPal Acceptance Mark
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Arts Show - BBC2 NI

BBC 2 Northern Ireland programme,"The Arts Show" did a feature on my artwork which can be seen 25 minutes into the episode which was broadcasted on the 23rd May 2018. Wonderful to be included in the same episode with Hollywood actor Cíaran Hinds. You can view the full episode by clicking here on the links below.

 

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