Selma McCormack

Selma McCormack lives and works between Spiddal and Dublin. Selma studied painting and sculpture part time for many years before starting to exhibit her work in the late 1980’s. Originally her sculpture consisted of clay and wax modelling and she later exhibited bronze casts of her work. Generally figurative in subject matter, she continues to produce works in bronze, and occasionally in ceramics – especially of the figure in motion and of animal studies. Selma followed her early success in sculpture by developing her own distinctive painting style from the early 1990’s. Her influences include Robert Motherwell, Patrick Heron and Nicholas de Stal among others. Her time is divided between the two disciplines of painting and sculpture. She approaches each with equal enthusiasm. “These paintings have a deep sensitivity suggesting themes beyond the obvious. This is art in motion and can at times be simultaneously formidable and comforting.”