Gerard Coughlan continued
Ger was born in Galway, and currently lives here. He has lived in Dublin, Cork and in New York City, where he completed his studies.
Ger is a painter and printmaker. He primarily paints portraits, figurative scenes and landscapes, and occasionally still life’s.
Ger paints primarily in oil, but often in acrylic, and occasionally in pastel and charcoal.
He studied painting under the well-respected artist Hugh Mc Cormick in Galway R.T.C. (now Cluain Mhuire), where he graduated with a Degree in painting and printmaking. He later completed his Higher Diploma in Art Teaching at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. He completed his figurative and portrait studies with Mary Beth Mc Kenzie and Joseph Peller at the Art Students League in New York, and with Dan Gheno at the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Ger has worked as a portrait and mural painter in New York City. He has exhibted in the past in group shows and at the Kenny Gallery Galway, and in New York City. He exhibits with the Galway Art Club every year.
Ger pays particular attention to the fundamentals of drawing, composition and the affects of light and colour in describing his sensations on the mood and character of the subject being rendered – for example, the affect of light on an evening landscape, or a subject posing in an interior setting. His primary objective is to register his sensations about the subject under observation as truthfully as possible in terms of composition, proportion, line, tone and colour to create a visually-unified and engaging work to stimulate the senses.