West Cork Artist
Foxgloves Poppies and Aubergines
Alyn Fenn is a painter living and working in
Schull, West Cork.
She studied art in America,
earning a BFA Honours degree from the
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and an
MFA Honours degree from the University of Delaware.
She has had a varied career including arts
administration, mural work, street theatre, running
an arts festival in Schull, and teaching art in
prisons in America.
She has exhibited in America, the UK and
Ireland, with one person shows in Cork, Galway,
Armagh, Bray, Cashel, and Limerick.
She paints still-lifes in oils and watercolours,
depicting objects such as fruit, flowers, shells
and books, all brightly coloured and richly
patterned. Her work is intended as a celebration
of beauty and to bring an experience of joy to the
viewer, an uplifting of the spirit.
Alyn places the objects carefully within the space
of the canvas, giving thought to the intervals of
spacing between and around the objects.
She uses an underlying geometric grid to inform
these decisions. Complementary or near
complementary colours are often used, so that
a painting may be based on a harmony of oranges
and reds with touches of blue and green; or of
yellows with blue-purple. Alyn then fine tunes
the painting in terms of composition and colour
until the visual experience of the painting