Portrush exhibit for Kilrea artist Adrian Margey

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FRESH from the success of his debut Dublin Exhibition and participation in an exhibition organised by the Irish Consulate in Shanghai, Kilrea artist Adrian Margey continues his 2013 exhibition series with a one man show at the Ramada Hotel in Portrush.

This will be Adrian’s fourth consecutive year exhibiting at the Ramada. Renowned for his depictions of iconic Ulster landmarks, the exhibition will place a strong focus on the landscape and landmarks of the North Coast in particular.

Vivid interpretations of Dunluce Castle, Mussenden Temple, Ballintoy, Dunseverick, Portballintrae and the Causeway sit at the heart of this collection and are complemented with a number of the artist’s portrayals of Irish dancers and traditional musicians.

Over the past couple of years, the artist’s work has become increasingly sought after outside of Northern Ireland. With the Arts Council of Northern Ireland having supported the promotion of his work in the USA to great effect in recent months, this trend is set to continue.

“I am really looking forward to returning to the North Coast next weekend with a new body of work, much of which takes its inspiration from the local area,” Adrian told The Coleraine Times.

“I have used bold colour, strong shapes and expressive texture in an attempt to conjure up moods and evoke an emotional response from the viewer. I have employed palette knife, brush work and finger-painting techniques to bring a new perspective to the familiar and hope that visitors enjoy the mix of work on show.

Self-taught and working from his Kilrea studio, Adrian cites the Fauves, the Irish Impressionists and the indigenous artists of South America among his key influences. He combines a kaleidoscope palette with lazy brushstrokes and expressive knife work to create his distinctive work.

The exhibition opens Friday, May 3 from 6pm to 9pm and continues on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5 from 11am to 8pm and Monday, May 6 from 11am – 6pm. Admission free and everyone is welcome.

To find out more information about the exhibition, visit www.adrianmargey.com or search Adrian Margey Art on Facebook. Alternatively, telephone the Kilrea studio on 07841593762.