Artwork Description: ORIGINAL 60cmx60cmx10cm Acrylic on Canvas
Martina Shannon is an entirely self taught artist who has been painting for many years and much of her work has been sold privately but she has chosen this year to have her first solo exhibition in the Naas Library Gallery.
Inspiration for Martina comes from a variety of sources.
"Through the use of colour, fabrics and texture, a childlike innocence is born but woven into this simplicity is a deeply spiritual message," said Geraldine Whelan of Naas Library.
"She is a versatile contemporary artist and her styles cover a broad range of palette and technique The work is spontaneous, evocative and thought provoking. It challenges the viewer to question the norms of our society and to seek the truth for themselves, to look deeper, and not to accept traditions of men as being the foundation for faith and leave to chance the outcome of this folly but to take responsibility for their own beliefs."