Padraig McCaul is a full time artist originally from Dublin and now based on Achill Island, where he lives with his family.
McCaul's paintings are inspired by the untamed landscapes and coastline of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Achill Island, which is located off Ireland’s western seaboard has had a profound influence on his paintings, which are inspired by the natural beauty and colour of the surrounding landscape. Padraig says ‘’It has everything that a landscape artist would want, there is the sea, the mountains, the rolling bog, and the sky and the light that changes every hour of the day. There is no reason to go beyond it, there is so much here to inspire painting’’.
In his paintings Padraig uses primary colours; blues and reds and crimsons, in broad strokes, to depict houses, roads, farm buildings, country lanes in simple, uncluttered compositions.
Image 19x19cm presented in a cream mount, Total size 30 x 30cm