From rural Ireland to remote Arctic lands

by Tempy Osborne

As a second generation adventurer and explorer I have always had the notion that anywhere in the world could potentially be seen as home. I live and work in Belgium but grew up in a family of artists surrounded by the sea and mountains landscape of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. In 1989 at the age of five I was taken on a year-long family adventure to the remote Inuit village of Grise Fiord in the Canadian Arctic. Here gleaning the experience of 24 hour darkness, temperatures of -40c and below, dog sled fishing trips, ice camping and the harsh reality of seal hunting, polar bear skinning and sea ice that breaks up a little earlier with every passing year. Since then I have been back to visit the Arctic many times and ideas of climate change, mass culture and fear of the unknown continually to surround my work.

Tempy Osborne-Bio photo (1)

I studied Fine Art specializing in painting at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland from 2002- 2006. Rarely painting on traditional canvas, instead I search for new ways of expression using wood, plastic, fabric and other surfaces.

Tigh, oil on fabric, 10x10cm 2015

Tigh, oil on fabric, 10x10cm 2015

Summer Hills, oil on wood, 3x3in 2014

Summer Hills, oil on wood, 3x3in 2014

About Dawn, oil on fabric, 15x15cm, 2014

About Dawn, oil on fabric, 15x15cm, 2014

Little Boat, oil on wood, 1x1in, 2014

Little Boat, oil on wood, 1x1in, 2014

Arctic Mars Research Station,  detail, oil on fabric, 2014

Arctic Mars Research Station, detail, oil on fabric, 2014

Tempy Osborne-Adrift, oil on wood, 2x3in, 2015

Adrift, oil on wood, 2x3in, 2015

Unknown Limits, oil on fabric, 10x10cm, 2014

Unknown Limits, oil on fabric, 10x10cm, 2014

Big Iceberg, detail, mixed media on board, 2008

Big Iceberg, detail, mixed media on board, 2008

Iqaluit International Airport, oil on board, 6x4in, 2008

Iqaluit International Airport, oil on board, 6x4in, 2008

 

Artist: Tempy Osborne

Website and blog: www.tempyosborne.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tempy-Osborne/157594580975060

Instagram: @tempyosborne, www.instagram.com/tempyosborne

Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaintBoxStudios

 

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One Comment on “From rural Ireland to remote Arctic lands”

  1. May 30, 2015 at 4:11 am #

    Reblogged this on Tempy Osborne and commented:
    I didn’t write a blog post here this week because one was posted for me over at Creative Thresholds, a place that ‘explores the creative potential of borders, boundaries, difference, and limitation. It’s a playground for multiple genres and diverse points of view.’ There are some really great articles on this blog so I was very pleased to be asked to contribute as one of this months featured artists!

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