This is me at Hambly and Hambly gallery with my painting ‘Fermanagh Days’
This is my submission piece for the John Richardson French Residency Award 2021
The decision of the judges will be announced this evening.
I am so thrilled to be on the shortlist of 40 finalists for the award of a 10 day residency in France in April 2022
I wish all the shortlisted artists the very best of luck 🍀 There are 3 places available, and the winning artists will be hosted by Ciara and Nick Hambly and mentored by the Aosdana artist Eamon Colman
I’ll let you know 🤞🍀
PS. Not me! Congratulations to painters Katarzyna Gajewska and Gary Robinson 🙌
And Musician Clara Marie
As we wind down to the end of this year I am starting to review my works, and think about shows and placements for next year
These two in the image above were part of a large series of about 20 paintings, still ongoing, called ‘Who’s Watching’
It’s still possible that some of them might end up in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, as it was Mark of Mark Borghi Fine Art who encouraged me to make these large paintings, and had originally asked for them for his gallery for March this year, but with the ongoing difficulties with the Covid pandemic, that still hasn’t happened
They might go to Hambly&Hambly for a solo show in 2022, but again, I haven’t got dates for that either.
I have an art residency at CillRialaig in County Kerry starting on 8th January and another residency at Tyrone Guthrie in County Monaghan in June
My gallery, Hambly&Hambly in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has a fabulous exhibition, HARK!
Celebrating the season with a beautiful selection of new works from me and of course many other brilliant artists from across the island of Ireland and further afield
To celebrate the season and to thank all my great followers, collectors and friends at Hambly&Hambly there is a very special offer available on these new works
The offer is to buy one of these two big pieces shown above (‘Tide’ and ‘Breathe’) at a special reduced seasonal price, and receive TWO of these smaller works below FREE as a gift and a thank you from us to you 🎄
Please contact Ciara Hambly at the gallery on
+44 7808 010327
Or email Ciara@hamblyandhambly.com
These photos popped up in my Facebook ‘memories’ from my trip with daughter, Hannah to Kathmandu in 2013
They seem to be wiggling their way into my consciousness
Maybe they might seed them idea for new writing, or a painting maybe
I’m on the train from Belfast to Derry, after a few weeks over in Wales visiting family. Back in the studio tomorrow I hope
Delighted to announce that my work is featured in the new issue of Painterstubes magazine
My painting ‘Peripheries’ is on the front and back covers
Here’s the painting hanging in a house in Westport, County Mayo
This installation is for an episode of an interior design show on Irish television. More news soon!
Newly stretched and available through Green Fuse Gallery
Peripheries is a large bold piece, oil on linen, c. 90x250cm
I thought I would bring together some of my large works from the last few years, here in a post, and remind myself where they are now.
All these paintings are between 150 and 300cm long and up to 140cm deep. All were made on unstretched linen, stamped to my studio wall, then stretched afterwards, either here or at their destination after they were sold
This is ‘Tower’ just under 3m long. It was a huge challenge getting it out to its new home, by boat, onto a little island off Donegal
This is ‘Voyage’, about 100x190cm, shown at Mark Borghi Fine Art in New York, and placed with a client over there
Me with ‘Lugh’s Portal’ on the opening night of my show at MBFA last year. The painting is still there in their inventory
This is ‘Due West’ in my solo show of the same name two years ago at GreenFuse gallery in Westport. It’s home again now
2 new works on canvas in the studio today