FRANK O'SULLIVAN, from Effin in County Limerick, is the latest artist to exhibit at the Town Hall bar, which curator Margaret Nolan has transformed into a congenial and busy little gallery space.
O’Sullivan studied at Limerick School of Art and Design and graduated with a Diploma in fine art printmaking in 1998. He has participated in numerous group shows around Limerick and has had four previous solo exhibitions - at the Friar's Gate Theatre, Kilmallock (2010 and 2015 ); The Ruby Lane Gallery in Limerick city (2009 ) and previously at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway (1999 ). He has also exhibited on a number of occasions with the Limerick Printmakers.
Frank has also completed a number of community art projects including a large-scale urban mural for the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival and another in Newport, Tipperary. His work is featured in private collections in Ireland, the UK, Egypt, Canada, Switzerland, and Australia.
He works primarily in oil on canvas, creating whimsical urban landscapes and characters using bold colours and graphic lines. With their colourful immediacy and cheerfulness his painting are reminiscent of artists like Beryl Cook and Graham Knuttel and one can readily imagine them adorning the walls of a café or other such amenity.
The exhibition at the Town Hall Theatre features a collection of new work in a similar vein, influenced in part by his recent trips to Japan and Korea. It runs until June 15. A gallery of the artist’s work can be seen at www.frankosullivan.com