About the Artist
Originally from Dalkey, Co Dublin, Oonagh Latchford lives and works in county Wexford.
Her practice explores the depiction of light and in particular the effects of high contrasts and over saturation produced both by strong sunlight and artificial lighting at night. She is concerned with how strong light distorts both shapes and colours, creating new narratives. Photography plays a vital role in her work, which is informed in particular by a fascination with bokeh photography. Figurative elements see her continue to explore an area that has been a significant part of her practice in recent years. Latchford has a keen interest in portraiture.
Her paintings are held in the collections of Wexford VEC, IT Carlow, Kelly’s Resort Hotel, AHEAD Ireland, The Ashdown Park Hotel – and in many private collections both within Ireland and the USA.
Latchford works with the Wexford Arts Centre as a facilitator of both adult and children’s workshops, within their Visual Arts Education programme. She is on the current panel of artists for the the Arts Department of Wexford County Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme and has facilitated workshops within National Gallery of Ireland’s education and outreach programme.
Latchford graduated from Wexford Campus School of Art and Design, Carlow IT, with a BA (hons) in Art. Her work has been featured in Studentzine, an online publication for contemporary art and her writing has been published in Paper Visual Art Journal. She was the recepient of County Wexford County Council’s Tyrone Guthrie Award 2014 and was awarded a residency under the auspices of The Living Arts Project 2014/15.