Drawing upon her love of the camera, and the relationship between the camera and the model, Nuala Mulligan creates bold screen prints of strong, beautiful women. Nuala has always been fascinated by the power of storytelling and in term, the necessity to visualise, creating powerful use of the imagination. Nuala has always been drawn to the female protagonist. Strong and conquering, these powerful qualities surfacing into form, into beauty, into heroines.

For her first collection in the UK, Nuala uses block colour to portray iconic figures (Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn) in a new light.

Nuala is particularly inspired by the way that materials can be manipulated in order to strengthen an image. Screen printing, she says “is what you can hide in the dark and bring out in the light. It’s layering colour upon itself, creating solid feel. Nuala loves being in the workshop: putting on her overalls; getting her materials out; using pressure; pushing and pulling to create a piece of work.

Nuala Mulligan Contemporary Artist
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