Since my return from Berlin, I’ve been really struck by the Irish skies and change of light (perhaps something you don’t notice as much when you live here permanently). My eyes were drawn again and again by the sheer scale of the landscape and beauty and vastness of the sky. I began (rather obsessively) to document scenes and this has led on from creating miniature worlds and people while I lived in an urban landscape, to instead responding to the wider landscape around me when I moved to a more rural setting. You can read more about my current practice here.
I’m a bit late posting this, the painting below is included in the invitation and in an exhibition of works belonging to the German art collector Olaf Schirm. The exhibition is currently showing in Berlin.
The show runs until the 11th of October and there will be a talk with Olaf Schirm on Thursday the 8th of October at 7pm. All the details in the official invite, or gallery website below:
My third solo is coming up this August 26th and will run until September 23rd. It’s taking place in the Toradh Gallery which is in Ashbourne, Meath. I will be showing a mixture of paintings and small sculptural works in wall-hanging boxes which I’m busy working on right now (which is why this website and blog has not been updated often enough).
The 2014 Toradh programme can be found here for dates of this year’s other exhibitors.
I recently exhibited as part of an exhibition organised by Heather Brett as part of the National Student Poetry Awards held in Cavan Crystal. Along with showing some existing pieces I created two new works for the show Snow Red and Empty Nest.
I took part in the Parallax Art Fair 4 in Chelsea Town Hall, February 2012. My exhibit was two digital photographs mounted on aluminium Pearly Gates and Saucer of Milk.
I also opted to display the subjects of the images, i.e. two small sculpted figures, one small topless figure with brown hair and a wistful expression and the second a vampire with blue hair, limbs sculpted to create a the appearance of twisted tension, as if she has just been caught in the act of doing something she shouldn’t.