Seamus McArdle is an artist and author hailing from the folklore rich lands of Louth, the home of the Táin and Cú Chulainn. A world of myth and legend that has inspired and fuelled his imagination. Beginning with a degree in Fine Art from IT Sligo, Seamus started to transition from the classical art to illustrations based on ancient Irish mythology. Currently the artist is working on a body of work based on Irish and world mythology, symbolism and transmutation.
Seamus has exhibited his art in the museum of his home county of Louth as part of a classical and urban take on form, as well as in Dublin. He has written and published an entirely original book that, much like his art, attempts to go deeper, beyond the known and expected. Fully illustrated by the artist, “Origin of the First Fairy” is a genesis of the folklore motif that opens up a realm of enchantment and discovery.
Inspired by myth and nature and the symbolism found in both, Seamus uses colour and shape to describe the many world’s and ideas of the human experience. His objective is to extract the essence of a subject, an idea and describe it in pure tones of colour and form, to take the viewer with him on a journey past the anticipated and on to wherever the road leads.
He is currently working on symbolist illustrations, taking the style full circle to the act of pure expression.
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