No Shade in the Shadows, Colin Crotty
The paintings in this well presented show had a dream-like timeless quality, yet still felt current and contemporary. Flashes of pastel colour and subtle iridescent paint skillfully floated like gossamer layers, seemingly hovering just above the canvas surface. Areas of precise detail were balanced with expanses of colour and painterly marks that felt like a notion being formulated or a musing on a lazy sunny afternoon. There is a gentle tension in this ‘something about to be realised’ and ‘timeless musing’, both in the subject matter and the treatment of the paint. They are skillful and a delight to behold.