åçRegeneration X, a debut exhibition by Knockcroghery artist Alan Tarpy, will be taking place in the Bastion Gallery, Athlone, from August 10-17. The theme of this exhibition is transformation and renewal, a collection of well-known places redone in many unique ways.
Alan relies mainly on the use of Indian Ink on paper, which gives each subject its vibrant colour. He uses big brush pens for large areas, for example, the streets underneath the buildings, and for the sky in some pieces. Water-soluble wax pastels and blocks are used for the sky, giving a rich texture surrounding the trees in pieces based in the Roscommon countryside.
The trees in these pieces are drawn using sketch pens, resulting in their organic feel.