"Paper Dreams" by Connor Maguire
My painting entitled "Paper dreams" has been selected for the 141st RUA - Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibiiton which will be exhibited in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Co.Down, N.Ireland. Very fortunate and honoured as always to be selected to exhibit in this years prestigous exhibition which opens to the public on the 14th October 2022 and finishes on the 4th January 2023. I have been overwhelmed and beyond grateful to the RUA where I have been exhibiting in this show for the past number of years.
Here is some progress shots of my painting. It measures 90 x 90cm. The linen was purchased unprimed so I had to stretch it using rabbit skin glue. This process was applied a number of times on the fine linen and then primed. Stretchers were constructed and the linen was wrapped around it. I always make my own panels as the cost is cheaper and I can make a custom size stretcher which you are unlikely to find in a retailers shop.
Here are some photos of the private opening on the night of the RUA - Royal Ulster Academy 2022. Great night once more meeting up with familiar faces I have gotten to know over the years. Also below is a video showing the construction of the frame which shows just how much work is entailed from creating th epainting to final finishes making the frame. You can check that out below which is linked to my Youtube channel.
I am also creating limited edition Giclee prints of this painting so if you fancy one you can have a look on my online store which is entitled, " Art Shop" on the upper right hand side of this website. Otherwise you can click this link here instead: ART SHOP . Thanks for checking the work out:)