Artist Statement of John Cullinan

John Cullinan considers himself as much a colourist as a realist. Working in oils, his bold brush strokes aim to create ridges to catch the light while simultaneously capturing the gesture be it a landscape or nude. He is constantly exploring the duality of the brush and the paint in order to create textures, shapes and combinations of colour. Painting full time, John moved to Waterford. His profile rapidly expanded resulting in numerous solo exhibitions and his work is now held in many collections both private and public. Cullinan is currently an active member of Waterford Live Art. His name also appears in the latest edition of "Whyte’s Buyer’s Guide to Irish Art". When asked about the need for the Artist to meet the demands of consumerism John said 'to paint honestly and remain true to yourself, you hope your audience will keep pace with the development in your painting.' Clearly this is a recipe that works.