Local Creative: Adrian Margey

Local Artist Adrian Margey

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Adrian Margey.  I’m a visual artist working from my gallery and studio space in Portrush.  I use a combination of finger painting techniques and brushwork as well as palette knife to create contemporary and traditional depictions of landscape, iconic local landmarks and musical traditions.  I stage a number of large solo exhibitions across the country each year and work on commissions for private collectors and corporate clients

Have you always worked as an artist?

I gave up my day job in Corporate Communications over ten years ago now to focus on my art.  Since then I have also completed a PhD from Queen’s University where I explored the concept of entrepreneurship within the creative industries.

What are your influences?

I am probably best known for my contemporary pieces which are highly coloured.  This facet of my work is influenced by the Fauves and the indigenous artists of South America.  I enjoy using bold colour, strong shapes and expressive texture to bring a fresh perspective to familiar places and cultural traditions.  In my more traditional work I have taken inspiration from the Irish impressionists and take great satisfaction from conjuring up moods and a sense of movement in my work.

What inspires you?

I am primarily inspired by our country’s stunning landscape – particularly that of the North Coast where I now live and work.  From striking headlands, deserted beaches and lively harbours to intriguing ruins, mountains and woodlands…the North Coast has just about everything a painter could wish for!  I lived in Belfast for ten years and am still very much drawn to cityscape and the built environment as themes.

Where people can find your art?

A good selection of my original pieces and limited edition prints are available from my studio and gallery ‘Margey & Bjöurson Art’ at the junction of Mark Street and Main Street Portrush.  The gallery is open to the public on Saturdays all year, this is extended to Friday – Sunday during the summer season.  I share the space with my wife, fellow artist Evana Bjourson.

My next solo exhibitions run at the Slieve Donard Resort Newcastle Friday 23rd – Monday 26th August and the Culloden Estate & Spa: Thursday 31st October – Sunday 3rd November.

Portstewart Prom
Portstewart Prom
Causeway Magnificence
Causeway Magnificence
Whiterocks Vista
Whiterocks Vista
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