March 2017 . . .
Back in the Studio . . . .
My painting for the Daughter of the Dagda Exhibition at the KAVA Courthouse, Kinvara. This work was inspired by the folkore and stories surrounding both Brigid the Pagan Goddess and the well known Saint Brigid that I came across in my research. White cows or white cows with red ears were seen as sacred animals in pagan times as there was a belief that they connected this world to the next. Also St. Brigid was said to have traveled the land of Ireland in the company of a white cow with red ears and it is believed that the animal not only sustained Brigid but also the poor she encountered on her travels. It was lovely to have been part of this exhibition that celebrated both the Pagan Goddess and the Saint through the medium of art. An exhibition that highlighted the Feminine, Mother Nature, Celtic traditions and Irish folklore. I suppose you could say that with this painting I have now become part of the process of continuing the tradition of passing Brigid's story down to the next generation!
Many thanks . . .
Many thanks to everyone who turned up on Friday last to the opening of the exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon and many thanks to everyone for their kind wishes and support.
Upcoming Exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Opening at 8pm on Friday 20th January 2017 - Aileen Hamilton, Blawnin Clancy and Kaye Maahs
I will have a selection of paintings on show from my current body of work titled 'Uncode all Landscapes" upstairs in the Red Couch Space at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare from Friday 20th January to Saturday 25th of February. Downstairs in the main gallery artist Ailleen Hamilton and artist Blawnin Clancey will be exhibiting their work; please click the link below for more details on their exhibitions. Launch night takes place on Friday the 20th at 8 pm and you all are welcome.
Awarded 3rd Prize at the 1 FT SQ Exhibition, The Higher Bridge Gallery, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Absolutely blown away to have been awarded 3rd Prize at the 1 FT SQ Exhibition at the Higher Bridge Gallery, Clinton Centre, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh for my little paintings. Big congrats to everyone who submitted and big congrats to Wendy Ferguson who won 1st Prize for her stunning paintings and to sculptor Michael Hoy who won second prize fabulous pieces. Also well done to Arts Officer Di Henshaw for all her hard work. A total of 70 artists are exhibiting and 150+ artworks are on show!
We had a fabulous time in Howth; it is truly a very special place and the accommodation plus the food at The House Apartment was just superb. Very honoured to have my work exhibiting with these lovely and very talented artists. TV and Today FM Presenter Dermot Whelan did a fantastic job of opening the exhibition and many thanks to Cathy Boyle for putting this exhibition together.
Very honoured to have my work included in Art at' The House Restaurant Christmas Exhibition in Howth, County Dublin. See http://www.thehouse-howth.ie/ for more information. The exhibition will be officially opened by Dermot Whelan, Comedian, TV and Today FM Presenter on Monday 28th November 7-9pm.
New Works . . .
Cill Rialaig . . .
Some photos from my residency in Cill Rialaig. Truly a wonderful place. So grateful to have been given this opportunity.