Orla Barry – Ireland

Orla’s practice explores symbolism through nature and animals. She works with acrylic paints on canvas. Orla combines imagery with pattern; contrasting bright and dark colours with metallic hues. Specific images are chosen for their representational significance.

Her work exists in juxtaposition to modern life and consumption. It embraces the beauty of the natural world expressing its atmosphere of magic and enchantment while drawing influence from sacred art, mysticism, surrealism and fairytales.