The Clock Tower, Enniskerry village (oil on canvas 76x51cm)
This is a recent painting of mine of the iconic Clock Tower in our picturesque village. The Clock Tower was built, at the expense of the 6th Viscount Powerscourt, to commemorate the centenary of the creation of first Viscount in 1743. The monument was presented to the Village on St. Patrick’s Day 1843. An interesting feature of the monument is that its base is shamrock shaped.
I’ve always admired the Clock Tower’s dominance as the village centerpiece. I visualise a time-lapse sequence in my mind of the clock hands rapidly spinning since it was built 169 years ago and the village evolving around. It’s as if the tower was the timekeeper overseeing its workforce. I was also surprised how few paintings I’ve seen of the Clock Tower so I decided to give it a go – I’m pleasantly pleased with the result.