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Andrew McIlroy - New South Wales

Andrew McIlroy is one of a new wave of highly regarded, mid-career Australian Romantic artists.  His elemental paintings are evocative visions that are deeply personal and embedded with individual experiences. Painted in strong saturated tones, they beautifully portray expressive seascapes with tumultuous seas and stormy skies.  

If the essence of McIlroy's paintings went only this far, they could be viewed as outward looking, non-sensual depictions of nature. However, there is something deeper going on.  From their composition and palette, the paintings capture the artist's mood where he promotes a strong sense of emotion, illuminating the still ever present forces of nature.