I had a fabulous, very short trip to Manhattan in July 2016. I had such a good time, and I want to go back for more! I’m hoping to go for nearly a month this Autumn. To see the ‘fall’ colours, to visit more contemporary galleries in Chelsea, and hopefully to paint, if I can find some studio space!
Here are some photos of street views and some favourite works I saw in galleries on my last trip, and a few of the paintings of mine that came out of it
Matisse and Degas
The High Line, diptych, each canvas 80cm sq, private collection
5th Avenue, small oil sketch in paper made ‘on the road’
Homage, one of a pair of 80cm canvases, available through http://www.velveteasel.co.uk
I’m off to Portugal!
Dreaming of bluest skies and whitest sand
Remembering journeys of childhood and ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ & ‘Can I have an icecream’
Flying on friday, 80cm sq
Wings, 80cm sq
Are we nearly there yet, can I have an icecream? 2
Are we nearly there yet, can I have an icecream – 1
100 x 80cm
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From Carrickfinn sunsets to trees in West Wales
Such stunning winter scenes
All viewed through the rush and blur of Christmas
On the move
Filled with sugar
Rich with relatives
My exhibition at An Grianan Theatre, in Letterkenny, county Donegal is next week and I’m making the final selections for the 50 paintings that will be included
The show is in 4 sections: Donegal, Ceide Fields (Mayo), Venice and Nepal, reflecting on the wonderful adventures I have had in the last 2 years
Here are a few paintings from each section to give you a flavour:
Mayo (stones of the Ceide Fields)
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these ones from Donegal mostly, with one showing a swollen orange river in Tavira, Portugal after heavy rain
dont know why I am thinking of fireflies, and bright sparkling lights on water, and warm evenings
perhaps because its hailing and theres snow on the mountains
perhaps because in Portugal it was 19° at this time of day
peehaps because the warm reds and golds popped through the blues and warmed my soul
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St Frances Church in Tavira
I’m hoping to go in here in a few minutes to listen to a fado concert. Fado is a special type of mournful singing traditional in this region of Portugal
Couldnt resist this house for its unbelievably yellow yellowness!
these tree berries ( sorry, dont know the tree name) catching the clear January morning sunshine in Tavira, Portugal,
remind me of Van Gogh’s painting of Damson blossom. Same blue perhaps.
so fantastic to have 2 paintings in Barcelona at Workshop in Raval. Opening on Saturday night was fantastic, with a great 3 piece band and a warm welcome from Kat Penney the curator and Sara Gibbings, directir at PadiProductions for the documentary they are making, Brand Irish.
I arrived slightly earlier than expected, rather flustered, straight from my flight from Dublin. Thoroughly overexcited like a kid on Christmas morning!
Went on a 4 hour ramble through the backstreets of Barcelona this morning (Sunday 9th November 2014). Amazing graffiti, even building sites are cool in Barcelona!
After a good wander round the Barri Gothic, came back up to Raval and into the c alm beautiful courtyard of the old hospital building which now houses a library, and where there were some great statues, this one particularly lovely with her Barcelona style adornments!