Artist Statement by Anastasia O Donoghue Healy
Paintings by Anastasia may be viewed at The Lavit Gallery Cork City, The Gallery Dalkey Co Dublin,The Kenny Gallery Galway, Greenacres Art Gallery Wexford,The Gallery Kinsale, The Loft Gallery Clonakilty, The Hungry Hill Gallery Adrigole, The Narrow Space Clonmel, The Aisling Gallery,Ballydehob and at Rathsallagh Country House Hotel
Since moving to West Cork in 2010 Anastasia continues to develop her practice as an artist. She believes being a self taught artist is informed by her own personal growth and a growing interest in awareness consciousness. Painting out in the landscape places Anastasia to experience it intimately and in the “Now”. She captures her intuitive response by her use of colour and mark making.
The poet John O Donohue mirrors her mission as an artist in the following words, "May your inner eye see through the surfaces and glean the real presence of everything that meets you."
Bonnard, Matisse, Van Gogh , Mary Swanzy , Jack Yeats , Louis le brocquoy and William Crozier continue to inspire and inform Anastasia’s journey as a painter.