Monday, April 12, 2010

RECENT HISTORY New Paintings by Thomas Mullany

 r.h.ballard gallery in Washington, Virginia presents an exhibition 
of Rappahannock artist Thomas Mullany.
April 10 - May 2
Thomas Mullany, who has lived in Rappahannock County with his family for almost 15 years, has absorbed the visual cues of this beautiful landscape and translates those cues into his own vernacular.  This exhibition, consisting of oil paintings, concentrates on this regional landscape.  All the works in this showing are expressive of his unique vision, yet sit within the context of American realism, using his extensive talent and control of the medium.                                         
Mullany’s work continues to be a master an advanced understanding of paint and light reminiscent of a number of his historical mentors, e.g. Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School, as well as such 20th century American masters as Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.

Robert Ballard, who has been exhibiting Mullany’s work for the past seven years, states, “It never ceases 
to amaze me how Tom can consistently mine imagery that is both unique, varied and timeless and represent 
his ideas so fluently.”
A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art, Mullany lives here with his wife Kerrie (also a Corcoran graduate and an accomplished artist) and two boys, Will and Sam. They have a thriving decorative arts business, Mullany Art Studios, in Washington, VA, and are continually sought-after throughout the region and United States for commissions, murals, sculpture, and faux finishing. 

Mullany has exhibited his work throughout the U.S. in numerous one-person shows in Washington, DC, New York City, and Charlotte NC.  He has received a wide range of public commissions as well, in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, New York, and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I quite like these themes and the artist's style.
    His technique makes his oil paintings look like egg tempera (at least online), which is something I like.

    Kind regards,