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Archive for May 27, 2013

Irish Boglands and Peatlands

Sam Mateer

Back In 2004 I attended an art exhibition held in our local friary hall. The exhibition titled Currents was being shown in many locations in the republic of Ireland and The North of Ireland during that year. I was taken by many of the artists ( I will come back to some of them in future posts) but for me one stood out above the others, this being Sam Mateer and his paintings of the Irish Bog-lands.

Over the last few years I have visited and photographed these areas of the country and aim to continue doing so.

Since the start of the year I have also been considering returning to some landscape painting and drawing, so what better subject areas can you find that these unique and magical places.

The set of images below are just some of the many photographs I have taken in order to start to get to grips of this project.

Irish bog lands 1
Fujifilm X100

Irish bog lands 2
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Irish bog lands 3
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Irish bog lands 4
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Irish bog lands 5
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Irish bog lands 6
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Irish bog lands 7
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