Gallery: Magherafelt artist’s stunning Belfast landscapes

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Magherafelt artist Adrian Margey’s 2014 exhibition series will culminate with a major solo show at the Culloden Estate & Spa this week.

The eclectic exhibition will run from Thursday evening (30th October) through to Sunday 2nd November.

Adrian Margey's painting of Belfast's famous bars

Adrian Margey's painting of Belfast's famous bars

This will be Margey’s fifth consecutive year exhibiting at the Culloden.

Renowned for his depictions of iconic landmarks, this latest exhibition will place a strong focus on the city of Belfast and the landscape and landmarks of the Ards Peninsula and North Down.

It has been a busy 12 months for Margey. On top of holding a series of high profile solo exhibition across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this year, he received a doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast back in July for his research into the concept of entrepreneurship in the creative industries.

“I am really looking forward to returning to the Culloden this week with a new body of work, much of which takes its inspiration from my time spent in Belfast.

“I have used bold colour, strong shapes and expressive texture in an attempt to conjure up moods and evoke an emotional response from the viewer.

“I have employed palette knife, brush work and finger-painting techniques in this body of work and hope that visitors enjoy the mix of pieces on show,” he added.

Self-taught and working from his Kilrea studio, Margey cites the Fauves, the Irish Impressionists and the indigenous artists of South America among his key influences. He combines a kaleidoscope palette with lazy brushstrokes and expressive knife work to create his distinctive work.

The exhibition opens Thursday 30th October: 6pm – 9pm and continues Friday 31st October & Saturday 1st November: 11am – 8pm and Sunday 2nd November: 11am – 6pm. Admission free – everyone welcome. To find out more information about the exhibition, logon to www.adrianmargey.com or search Adrian Margey Art on Facebook. Alternatively, telephone the Kilrea studio on 028 79 418087 or 07841593762.