Dancing in The Dark
Size: 107 x 81cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Áilleacht Nádúrtha (Natural Beauty) is a new series of artworks by Kildare artist Jason O’Ceannobháin that focuses on the instinctual nature of Ireland’s wildlife.
“My passion for wildlife art grew from years of observation while exploring Ireland’s magnificent landscape. Wildlife art has an incredible way of bringing nature indoors and as most of our lives have become so fast paced, it reminds us of our connection to the natural world.With each painting, I aim to capture a specific moment in time by using rich vivid colours and textures against deep dark shadows. The subtle tones of the backgrounds allow the viewer to focus solely on the characteristics of each subject.The focus of my work is to capture the spirit and strength of each animal. With this collection of art, I invite the viewer to stop, take a moment, and appreciate Ireland’s amazing array of native wildlife”
Jason O’ Ceannobháin
Jason is a wildlife and portrait artist working and living in Kildare, Ireland.
Born in Dublin 1982, Jason’s young talents were nurtured and encouraged by his close family. At the age of fourteen he was invited to exhibit his work with The People’s Art, Dublin, exhibition and after a successful show, he decided to focus on a career in art.
He studied at Salesian College Celbridge and continued on to Ballyfermot College of Further Education where he received a B.A. (Hons) Degree in art and animation.
Jason has been expanding his skills in wildlife and portrait studies for over twenty years.
During his progression he studied life-drawing where he experimented with different styles and mediums with very lose techniques. Gradually he introduced wildlife and landscapes into his portfolio. Working primarily in acrylic, pencil and charcoal, his technique is characterized by a close attention to detail and realism to accurately capture his subjects and their surroundings.
As a wildlife enthusiast Jason’s work is strongly influenced by Ireland’s native animals and rolling landscapes. He collects his research through fieldwork photography across the country allowing him to not only obtain the reference material needed, but to study his subjects in their natural environment.
Jason is a professional artist and has completed countless commissions for clients from all over the world. His work has been displayed in numerous galleries and auctioneers across the U.K. and Ireland. He continues to work in Co. Kildare and when not in his studio he enjoys the quiet rural village life.