About the Artist
Martina Furlong was born in Co. Wexford in 1974. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1996. Martina moved to London in 1999 but returned to live in Ireland in April 2015. She is now based at The Paintbox, in Oulart, Co.Wexford. . She paints landscapes and abstracts and works in oils and acrylics. With both subjects she creates textured scenes where she transforms reality by mixing it with memories and imagination. She exaggerates colour and experiments with texture by applying layer upon layer of paint using various items as well as brushes which leave visible marks on the canvas and allow her to scrape back into the paint to reveal the layers underneath. Martina has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in America, Italy, the UK and Ireland. Her work is in private collections across the world.
GalleriesThe Kenny Gallery, Galway
The Gaslamp Gallery, Gorey, Co.Wexford
Gallery 1608, Bushmills, Co.Antrim
The Quay Gallery, Westport, Co.Mayo