Felim Egan was born in lreland in 1952 and studied in Belfast and Portsmouth before attending the Slade School of Art in London. He spent a year at the British School at Rome in 1980 before returning to Dublin where he has since lived and worked at Sandymount Strand on the edge of Dublin Bay.
He is known as a painter of restrained eloquence, who sparingly deploys a vocabulary of hieroglyphic motifs over monochromatic expanses of colour. His paintings are built up slowly with layers of thin colour applied to the surface and stone powder ground into the acrylic.
The work is universal in spirit and emotionally intimate. His paintings are epiphanic, in that they convey to us the essential nature or meaning of something of which we were p... read more