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Abstract in approach, O’Reilly’s work is informed by place and its potential to arrest the senses. Places linked to her work include Glasgow and Cornwall with her current work connected to the rural landscape where its boundaries, enclosures and filmic vistas have the continuous ability to visually excite and resonate in an elemental way.
Working in acrylic, the paintings are produced by a controlled interplay between colour and shape while cultivating the possibility of surprise. Often aerial in perspective, they range from small-scale pieces to miniscule landscape fragments. O’Reilly’s paintings become a way of sustaining the residual effect of place and its effect on the psyche.