Marie Carroll

Marie Carroll began painting with works of an impressionist character. Her interest in primative painting led her towards a simplification of form which was to take to a new level of expression. Marie has achieved an extraordinary spontaneity in her exciting paintings. She uses variations of style and motifs and explored the techniques of alla prima, a style of painting where, instead of building colour up with layers, the painting is done in one session while the paint is still wet. She exaggerates form and movement with rich and intense colours. He paintings depict crowded streets, cafes full of life, interiors, landscapes and seascapes. She draws her inspiration from the people of Ireland, its customs and pastimes. Her reputation is rapidely growing internationally and her work can be found in some of the most important collections at home and beyond. “At the moment I am absorbed in landscapes amnd interiors. My brush strokes are heavily laden. I hit the canvas with irregular touches of the brush which I leave as they are, patches of thickly laid-on colour, creating a sense of movement, a flickering light, the freshness of an immediate impression”

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