Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Exhibitions 2012

'Bog cotton, Achill' - 40x30cms
Summer is here. Somewhere, under the clouds and the rain! Let's hope it appears again before next week as I'm off for a week's holiday in Kerry with the family. Can't wait for the break as it's been a busy couple of months - and it just seems to be getting busier.

The 3x3 exhibition finished up in Newbridge last weekend so I drove over to pick up my paintings on monday (I was delighted to hear that I'd sold one of the bigger pieces!). Special thanks to Brian O'Loughlin and everyone involved in the exhibition for putting on such a strong exhibition and for all the energy and work they put into it.

Brian produces beautiful Bog Oak sculptures and had some amazing work at the exhibition. You can check out his work here - 
Perhaps it was seeing his work that inspired me to rework an old bog cotton painting of mine - 'Bog Cotton, Achill'.

Before I head off on holidays however I have to get some paintings out to my galleries for their summer exhibitions.

"A Quiet Moment, West Cork" - 80x80cms
I have just sent some new work down to the Lahinch Art Gallery in Clare and am busy finishing paintings for The Hungry Hill Gallery in Cork.  Then, in July I will have an exhibition running in Whites Hotel, Wexford from the 4th to the 31st. One of the bigger pieces I will be displaying there is  "A Quiet Moment, West Cork", 80x80 cms.

From Wexford it's only a short drive to Waterford, and Ardmore Pottery, where I will leaving some work for the first time. FInd out more about Ardmore Pottery here