“Tansey’s pictures advance or recede, each acrylic colour activated by its neighbour. The paintings seem to buzz and hum like old radio sets. This is not rainbow colour used with spiritual consequence as Rothko used it. It is space age colour, the honky tonk downside of the microchip.” – Patrick Gallager, Sunday Independent.
“Tansey, one of the most exciting prospects in Irish art.” – Sean Scully
“Sensational interaction of brilliant colours that dazzle the retina and reverberate with repeated after-images on the mind’s eye.” – Patrick Murphy, ‘The Sensational Paintings of Francis Tansey’ – Irish Arts Review, Vol. 4, No. 1.