After reading History of Art in Western Art and Architecture (M.A.) at the University of Utrecht (1986-1992), with an M.A. thesis on the painting technique of Paul Signac (‘Link in the development of Impressionism to Fauvism’), I followed the path of Conservation and studied at the Department of Conservation of Easel Paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London (1992-1995).
I have worked as a restorer in the Conservation departments of the National Gallery in Washington, the Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Hamilton Kerr Institute in Whittlesford (Cambridge) and the Royal Collection in Windsor, before devoting myself fully to my own artwork.
In 2002 I decided initially to take a sabbatical and started exploring different techniques and methods, such as etching and mono printing (Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch) and found I could build on my extensive knowledge of materials and made the choice to follow the path of my heart.
My work ranges from simple line drawings and watercolours to etchings, monoprints and oils, inspired by my observations in nature, with a great passion for the Scottish Isles and the lowlands of Holland. More recently my subject matter explores the connection and dynamic harmonies between music, dance and visual art.
“Watching the weather patterns of light and shade shift across the clouds, the sea and the land and allowing these elements to dictate my movements and mark-making is the most inspiring experience. I enjoy the pleasure and urgency of painting on site. In here, I sense the fragility of the landscapes and attempt to relate them to their place in the Greater Plan.” – Dòmhnall Fearghasdan
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