Spiritual affair flowers with lilies

Arecent exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery in London showed Hughie O'Donoghue at his most transcendental.

1st June, 2013
Hughie O'Donoghue used 21 different lilies for the windows of the Lady Chapel of Westminster Abbey. Photo: FXP London

Arecent exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery in London showed Hughie O'Donoghue at his most transcendental. The works included a new monumental canvas, The Owl Run, and four carborundum prints: Rioba Drum, Verdant Field I and II, and Night Swimming.

But the major component was a series entitled A Need for Gardens, 19 works on paper, each portraying the essence of a lily in a way that is at once voluptuous and otherworldly.

The colour seduces, but...

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