#workinginthewindow was a great experience, thank you Sheila Considine for the opportunity. It was a great experience to talk to people while I was working.
Tomorrow, Thursday the 12th of October 2017, I’ll be painting a still life, in oil in Sheila Considine’s fashion shop in Cabinteely Co. Dublin. This evening I set up the easel – I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m really looking forward to it, talking about art and painting all day – what could be better?
This year I’ve been developing my own prepared wood panels for my paintings. After a lot of research and experimentation, (thank you Lathams – timber specialists), I’ve settled on higher grade 3mm 3 ply Baltic Birch (low formaldehyde). It’s a fine balance of weight and rigidity that works particularly well for working outdoors. I use 16mm solid core Baltic Birch for bracing the panel, it’s rigid and strong.
I’ve hung these paintings for sale in Sheila’s shop in Cabinteely, Co. Dublin along side her wonderful fashion designs.
Each painting comes ready gift-boxed.
See Google map below for details.
I have 3 still life paintings in the upcoming exhibition at the Dúnlaoire Art Gallery (opening St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2015), funky, traditional & large, I like the rustic organic nature of them. The blue violet on the ageing skin of the pumpkins & the whacky height of the brussels sprouts on the stalk.
The exhibition opens on the 14th of February, 2015 – Sadly, I won’t be able to be in Dublin for the opening, but then I suppose such is the life of the diaspora.
It’s part of an ‘all day shopping event’ in Dúnlaoire for St. Valentine’s day 2015 & it’s great to be part of it. The artists exhibiting are Jackie Ball, Kate Bedell, Catherine Considine, Denise French, Denise Hussey, Myra Jago, Mary Kavanagh, Eithne Roberts, Linda Uhlemann and Mary Wallace.
The wooden dish of fruit in contrast is voluptuous – a week in summer when there was just too much to choose from in the local grocer – I just had to paint the lot. I think of it as a procession of summer, from the figs at the back through the apples and the little gooseberry at the side, all alone!
The Dunlaoire Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition at Brian S Nolan (top floor with lift access) December 2014
We had a great time at the opening, the weather was bleak, but plenty of friends and collectors braved the elements and made it a great night.
The exhibition is open daily until into the new year – it has a great advantage of having a very good café, in plain sight of the gallery – so there I was the morning after, waiting for my collector and great friend to arrive – coffee, scones, and photos of my paintings on the table. Very nice.
Thank you to all in the store who made us so welcome.
My first time exhibiting in my hometown of Dublin, Ireland – please come along if you can! Looking forward to seeing friends and meeting the other artists.