Art

Social share:

Gretta Bowen’s exhibition opens on the Antrim Road tonight at Emer Gallery.

Though fundamentally a naïve if not primitive artist this work has a particular charm.

Gretta – mother to the clebrated Irish artist George Campbell came late in life to painting.

There is a wonderful playfulness about it in its colour , composition and disposition.

Art connoisseur Dr Robin Hyndman draws my attention to a really nice ‘piece’ by Gretta Bowen which came up for sale some time ago in Rosss’ Auction rooms.

It portrayed children skating.

It had a wonderful ambience bringing to the viewer the natural unbridled joy of children playing.

Thanks to Pauline, Michael and Eimear Flanagan for keeping ‘the fire lit’ in these gloomy days.


Social share:

About Author

Eamonn Mallie

I am a regular contributor to discussion programmes on TV and radio both at home and abroad. An experienced political editor and author specialising in Politics, Security and 20th Century Art.

Comments are closed.