Artist Statement

Elaine Somers-Cashen’s work examines contemporary Irish landscape through the lens of a constantly evolving rural farm environment by focusing mainly on the trees that are a staple on all farms and land throughout the Irish countryside. 

This body of work sees Elaine exploring large-scale drawings on fabriano paper that is coated in layers of charcoal. Her chosen medium of charcoal is importantly sourced from the native trees on the farm she lives, using a method of erasing to construct her imagery. As a fourth generation inhabitant of this land, she aims to document and make visual the subtle and ever evolving and changing cartography of the environment that surrounds us.

Elaine Somers-Cashen is a visual artist based in county Wexford more information about her work can be found on her Instagram page, @elainesc_art .

'First View' - Garter Lane

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