An oil painting of a young man at work on a laptop. He is wearing black, and his head rests in his hand. His sleeve is rolled up and we see a tattoo on his forearm
Kathy Tynan, Over Heavy Seas, 2019. © Kathy Tynan / Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.

Kathy Tynan

Over Heavy Seas, 2020

Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Over Heavy Seas is a portrait of the artist’s brother Luke, as he sits at their mother's kitchen table, looking at his laptop. He has lived in various far-off countries since his youth. This scene depicts a rare moment when he was on the artist’s side of the screen looking in, as opposed to on a video chat. The artist contrasts the dark lines of the sitter’s tattoo with gentle pastels and soft brushstrokes to convey the delicacy of this moment. 


Go back to the shortlisted works

Related content: