The Dialects Of Silence (Portrait of Michael Longley)
by Colin Davidson

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Oil on linen
1270 x 1270 mm

Colin Davidson undertook a BA (Hons) at the Art and Design Faculty of the University of Ulster, Belfast and has been appointed an Academician of the Royal Ulster Academy. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions in Dublin, Belfast and New York and numerous group exhibitions including the BP Portrait Award 2011.

The portrait is of the Irish poet, Michael Longley and was made from life. Longley met the artist at the launch of the new Lyric Theatre, Belfast, where the foyers are hung with portraits by Davidson. Davidson says he strives to: ‘Capture the moment when the sitter is lost in their own thoughts.’

    The Dialects of Silence (Portrait of Michael Longley)
    by Colin Davidson, 2012
    © Colin Davidson