Monday, November 7, 2011

Failte Ireland to Use "A Soft Day, Achill" in 2012 Campaign

Thank you to everyone for their support at the Art Fair in the RDS last weekend. It was a busy weekend and great to see so many people attending the show, even if sales were a little quieter all round than last year. It's certainly becoming a more challenging economic climate for any artist to survive in, but as long as we keep the standard high and people come to see the work then there's always the possibility of success!

Star of the show for me was "Castletownbere" - 100 x 70cms, which received an amazing response (and was a personal favourite of Irish Time's Fine Art correspondent Michael Parsons), and I'm happy to say it sold - as Michael predicted it would!

Another piece that continues to find admirers is "A Soft Day, Achill" which sold at the Wexford Opera Festival and went over to the UK. Failte Ireland have asked permission for the image to be used in their 2012 promotion campaign. I've no idea how it will feature or what exposure it will get (it will be among hundreds of other images they may or may not use) but it's nice to think that it just might help in attracting some foreign visitors over to the West of Ireland. And of course it will be following in the footsteps of Paul Henry whose iconic images were used all those years ago to promote the beauty of Ireland. Not that I'm suggesting in any way.....


  1. Congratulations on your success with Fáilte Ireland...what a fantastic way to showcase Achill!

  2. thanks Roisin, not sure what exposure it will get but it's great to have it selected.