EXHIBITION: Landscape brought to life with humour

Cows in the Hood is a collection of new works by artist Kelly Hood, and the tongue-in-cheek name references the quirky humour to be found in her lovingly-rendered bovine-themed paintings.

16th April, 2011

Hood has studied the old masters of realism and, after experimenting with abstraction and illustration techniques, has applied her keen eye for detail to the animals she loves to observe in West Kerry. ‘‘I believe in painting what I see,” she says.

What we see is clearly the result of an artist with a deep connection to the natural landscape of her home; the disarmingly human expressions found in Gorgeous George or...

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