36" x 48" / 91cms x 122cms
Oil on canvas
The soft quality of diffuse light in Connemara and the dominance of water - both below in the sea and the bog; and suspended in the air - makes this a world where light diffracts and splinters in all directions. A land of rainbows and shards of colour where reason dictates none should be. For an artist like Kenneth Webb; who sees saturated colour where only the tiniest hint exists for others; it is an irresistible enticement.
In this trio of paintings; Webb has allowed full range to the spectrum of colours he sees; where countless water droplets refract in myriad forms. The primordial landscape reveals its spiritual identity as it was in millennia past; before humans shaped the world; before sentient life; when the land breathed freely. The divine touch brings serenity; a soulful peace to many; but Webb seeks to suggest a latent force in this landscape; a sense of impending assertion: when will the spirit of this place rise to reclaim its rightful realm?