CATHERINE  CREANEY
'Memory'
2018
70 cm x 90 cm
Oil on Linen

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'Self Portrait with flowered wall paper'
2016
60 cm x 70 cm
Oil on Linen

Private Collection
'I See You In Feathers'
2017
66cm x 86 cm
Oil on Linen

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'Introspection'
2015
Oil on Canvas
60 cm x 70 cm 
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Private Collection
‘Introspection’ is a self portrait in oils. I chose to conceal my eyes in the portrait as a means to hide my gaze from the viewer. Keeping something concealed. As an artist our eyes are the most important part of ourselves, they are our means to funnel in the world and a means to express and construct visuals from our feelings and ideas.  Hiding my eyes was a means to express a need to look inwards rather than outwards at the world, taking a moment for self observation. The background was also chosen specifically to express my inner feelings. Oppressive yellows and the flowers reflecting a symbol of the female mind. 
Observing Light
2013
Pastel and Pastel Pencil on fabriano Tiziano Paper
46cm x 62cm
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Private Collection
‘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. 
Self Portraits
I see you in feathers
​2016
Pastel and Pencil on Paper
56 cm x 74 cm

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Loss
2015
Charcoal and pencil on Paper
60 cm x 70 cm 

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‘Loss’ is a self portrait study in charcoal and white pencil expressing a moment of sadness after the loss of my mother who was a very significant person in my life. The photos for this piece were taken a couple of months after the loss and were my first attempt at creating a composition again afterwards. The image for ‘Introspection’  was taken on the same day and there is an atmosphere of sadness in these two self portraits. I find art not only a means to observe and express others experiences but to express my own feelings no matter how raw.