Fathers Hands
2014
Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Paper
28cm x 40cm
​(Private Collection)

SOLD
 ‘Fathers Hands’ was taken from a photograph of my fathers hands that I had taken a few months before his death. I took the decision to create a piece of art from the photograph after time had healed the original grief. My interest in chiaroscuro is greatly evident in this piece as is my interest in capturing human character and form within my work. The piece emphasises the texture of aging skin, and the blacks and reds in the background express some of the sadness surrounding the creation of this work. 
Observing Light
2013
Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Paper
46cm x 62cm
​(Private Collection)

SOLD
‘Observing Light’ a self portrait that reflects my interest in lighting effects and capturing them within art. The piece can also be seen as a literal symbol of my fascination and focus on light within my work. The warts and all approach in capturing human imperfections in my self portrait was a reaction against the airbrushed culture we now live in, reflected each day in magazines and advertising. The work though highly rendered in some areas has been left looser in style in both the hair and clothing, a method I have used in many of my pieces to prevent things losing their life as the piece progresses. 
Chris
2011
Pastel on Paper
27cm x 37cm
(Private Collection)

SOLD
Fleeting Serenity
2010
Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Paper
19cm x 23cm
For Sale at Gallery 1608, Bushmills
Marianne 
2009
Pastel on Paper
26cm x 36cm
(Private Collection)

SOLD
'Regrets'
2015
Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Paper
70 cm x 56 cm 

For Sale at  Gormleys Fine Art 
'Egg that will never hatch'
2015
Pastel and Pencil on Paper
40 cm x 30 cm 

SOLD
'Fathers Shoes'
2014
Pastel and Pencil on Paper
​20 cm x 30 cm

For Sale at Gallery 1608, Bushmills
'Time'
2014
Pastel and Pencil on Paper

'Sarah'
2012
Pastel and Pencil on Paper
46 cm x 62 cm
(Private Commission)

CATHERINE  CREANEY
‘Regret’ is a portrait where I tried to express the character and feelings of the sitter, not only in the choice of expression but in the choice of background. I have always been fascinated with geometry and have a background in abstract art, and in this work tried to merge both methods of visual expression in one work. Hexagons in particular have always interested me, their appearance in nature and how when divided in three equal parts resemble a cube have given them special significance. They are used in this piece to reflect the masculine mind, with its ordering of nature and interest in constructing cube like forms. The monotone shade and uniformed geometry also reflected the constrained and stifled atmosphere within the sitters situation.