Brian Ballard Irish Artist
Irish Artist Brian Ballard studied at the College of Art, Belfast and at the College of Art, Liverpool. While he has spent most of his career in Belfast he also spends long periods of time living and working in his house on remote and rugged island of Inishfree off the coast of Donegal.
His contemporary approach to painting alternates between figurative treatment of nudes, landscape and expressionistic still life, all of which he practises in equal measure and intensity.These genres have enabled a spontaneity of approach that has endured for the artist and yet within this diverse range of output, each composition bears the instantly recognisable stamp of Ballard.
A Painter of the moment, capturing light and form with confidence and spontaneity. If Brian was to paint the same subject matter 1 hour apart, slight variations in light and the artists mood would result in a very different outcome, this is the beauty of Brian Ballards paintings, he recreates his very own moment in time.
Quality is in abundance. His paintings hang in prestigious collections throughout Europe and deservedly so. A modern day master of paint and brush, his paintings oozing individuality.
Castle gallery Lisburn have been exhibiting Brian Ballard paintings since its opening and proudly so.