Alicia Boyle RBA, RHA (1908-1997), Rocky Peaks
As we discover more works by Alicia Boyle we are increasingly impressed by her work. A hugely talented and yet overlooked Irish artist, she produced paintings over many decades and exhibited widely in her lifetime. She exhibited with the Leger Galleries in London in the early 1950s, as well as with the Royal Academy in London, at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in the 1950s. Her work was shown in numerous exhibitions, either solo shows or in group exhibitions. She exhibited regularly with the Society of British Artists, of which she was elected a member in 1958. Her work is now in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Ireland, the Crawford Art Gallery, the Ulster Museum, as well as many institutions in the UK.
This painting, though dating from the early 1980s, looks completely contemporary. We have had it framed in a black-stained wooden frame without glass. The tall peaks of a fantastical landscape catch the evening sun, while wispy clouds brush through and in front of them. The brightness of the yellow and orange appears almost gold, in contrast to the dark cliffs, adding to the supernatural feel. Her trademark light brushstokes make up the sky, with unusual angular criss-crossing in the foreground.
Dimensions (excluding frame) 51 x 61cm. Originally purchased from her studio sale, deVere's Auctioneers, September 1998.
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