Phil Irish, is a member of the Elora - Fergus Studio Tour, and will be one of the fabulous artists opening up his studio to meet the artist and see his work up close and personal. This particular piece, is one that I viewed during the Insights Show, and I have to say it BLEW ME AWAY..it was magnificent and intriguing.
For Phil, the practice of painting has become a way of exploring the world, stimulating imagination, and of sparking deep exchange with others.
In 2007, his work was shortlisted for the Kingston Prize, Canada's National Portrait Competition.
There are many reasons this piece blew me away, one of them being that it was gloriously large and the colour was breathe taking.. what kind of art give you that feeling of being blown away, is it size, colour, the message, the detail, the illusion, the technique? Love to hear your thoughts.