Hughie O’Donoghue (born Manchester, 1953 of Irish decent) is considered one of the leading painters of his generation due to his remarkable mastery of depicting the past. The discoveries events, places and memories from the past, such as his mother’s childhood home in the Irish countryside, or his father’s experience in World War II, have influenced his work. He frequently elaborates on these anecdotes by combining rich, expressionist… Read more
About the artwork
The deep marine blues of O’Donoghue’s work at first glance evoke a gentle night time scene, but beneath the serenity lies an intense emotionality. The artist often focuses on memory and identity in his work, and Moonlight Marine reflects on the sheer incomprehensible wealth of human experience that a solitary night time trip can provoke.