Jill Mulligan: Interpretations of a landscape
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council would like to invite you to the Higher Bridges Gallery for the launch of Fermanagh artist Jill Mulligan’s solo exhibition “Interpretations of a landscape”. Jill Mulligan won 1st Prize in the 2015 1 FT SQ exhibition and this show is her accolade her work was selected by the co-ordinator of Sliabh Beagh Arts Donna Bannon, Renound artist Philip Flanagan & Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s Arts Officer Diane Henshaw.
Interpretation Representation Intuitive… these are words Jill Mulligan uses to describe her evolving style of work on Fermanagh’s diverse landscape. The artist’s aim is to create compositions that capture mood and atmosphere that is quintessential to Fermanagh. Using oils, Jill creates layers of flat colour with linear graphite lines defining field, mountain and road. Even more, my purpose is to push the boundaries of the oil, at times thinning them to mist like watercolour, creating a softness in the compositions against bolder flat areas of shape.
Jill Mulligan is a Fermanagh-based artist born in Enniskillen 1961. Graduating with a BA hons degree in Textile design from Dundee Art College 1984. Jill worked in the design industry and then completed a PGCE in art and design from Cardiff Art College 1991. Jill continues to teach in local schools and adult community group workshops and has exhibited in Belfast Dundee Edinburgh Sligo Donegal Leitrim and Fermanagh. Gallery1608 Bushmills Co. Antrim showcases Jill Mulligan landscapes.