Grainne Cuffe ARE

Celebrating the intense sensuality witnessed in her garden, Grainne's work captures her awe and admiration of a moment in the continuum of nature, articulating the raw energy and grace of a flower’s fragile and transient existence. The sense of being balanced and at ease are essential elements. Absorbing gardening heritage as a way of life, it is the strongest influence in her work .


Her etchings echo nature’s intensity of colour with a series of aquatints. Colour intensity stretches out to a delicate fade, (the finest, lightest of printable aquatints). The holding of light is the main function of a petal; the articulation of light the essence of etching. Compositionally, balance and harmony, calmness and exuberance are equal partners.