The colourful mind of Seamus Heaney

Portrait of Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright

Portrait of Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright

How can we represent and give justice to the fruitful creative minds of Irish culture?

For me it starts with colour, shapes and texture. An amalgamation of these things with a touch of spontaneity came together to produce this Jackson Pollock-like painting of Seamus Heaney, an Irish poet and playwright. I wanted to capture him deep in introspection, philosophising or processing a creative thought and developing a play or crafting a poem. These precious moments are where creatives ideas begin. Thoughts are captured, collected and developed to form works of art - a slow but incredibly beautiful and intuitive process to witness and portray.

To view this piece on display and see more of my artwork come and visit no. 6 the mall opposite The Model in Sligo or explore my website for more irish inspired illustration.