Invisible Lines

February 28, 2012

I like lines. Horizontal better than vertical. A painting with telephone lines in it places my work into the modern age.
I’ve posted 3 recent paintings on the subject: Deer and Data, Mary Leaves a Message, and She Spent Her Afternoons on Facebook

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Heritage Week

August 21, 2011

The exhibition Building Stories: Interpretations of County Kerry’s Built Heritage was opened last night (20/08/2011) in the Kerry Literary Museum in Listowel by Minister Jimmy Deenihan.¬†The event marked County Kerry’s contribution to the nation-wide Heritage Week. Building Stories was conceived and curated by Rosaleen Crushell, a heritage architect based in Dublin and Kenmare (¬†Eleven works […]

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Past Midsummer Magic

June 26, 2011

Midsummer 2011, the shortest night of the year, passed by with little ado here in Ireland. There was no holiday, just a brief note in the calendar that the midpoint in the waxing and waning of light came. The Irish Examiner did report that some persons in East Cork part took in the ancient Viking custom of burning bonfires on the night. Jumping over the fire 3 times will clear you of sins and sickness for the upcoming year it is said. But there were no reports of wild dancing around flaming heaps of gorse by Kerry maidens engaged in love and fertility rituals.

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Dark Trees

May 29, 2011

I used to know all the species of trees growing in Finland. Here in Ireland I have struggled to get to know the names of even a few of the trees I have encountered. The ash, for example, seems to morph itself into all kinds of shapes depending on the location and soil. There is a great variety of birches – maple, oak, beechnut and alder all grow wild.

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Showing at Cleo, Kenmare

May 17, 2011

Happy that Helen has reopened her lovely space @ Cleo, on Shelbourne St, Kenmare. On show at the moment are woolens, ceramics, unique artwear, funky chairs, drawings and paintings – mine amongst others! Do go in and take a look. The selection is evolving as more items are added. Cleo is open every day.

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