Seán McSweeney's paintings come out of an intimate contact, keen-eyed observation and lasting delight in the west of Ireland landscape of Sligo. Wetlands, trees, shoreline ? it is invariably the meeting of sky, land and water that captivates the eye. Of the three, the artist is best known for his depictions of bogland pools; semi-abstract microcosms reflecting the changing seasons, these works are characterized by their bird's eye perspective of the subject. McSweeney has an innately sensuous feeling for paint and commands one of the richest palettes in Irish painting. He is a member of Aosdána.