In this new body of work, Shinnors has revisited the motif of the lighthouse.  Other motifs, the artist has explored in the past, include the kite, Friesian cows, boats, locks, buildings, and roadways.  In his paintings, Shinnors demurs from conveying a narrative or depicting complete representations, opting instead to present the viewer with partial glimpses of the object.  The paintings, as their titles can suggest, convey a playful relationship between language and the quintessential nature of things.  John Shinnors was born in Limerick in 1950 and studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design.  He has had regular solo exhibitions and has exhibited in many group shows since the 1980s.  His work is represented in many public and private collections and has received a number of awards.  He was subject of the RTE documentary Spilt Image - John Shinnors.  He is a member of Aosdana and is involved in the promotion of the arts through the Shinnors Scholarship and the Shinnors Drawing Award.  He lives and works in Limerick and is represented by Taylor Galleries, Dublin. This exhibition is running in the Limerick City Gallery of Art until 2nd November.