The mix of the vibrant lime green and the greys with the light wispish grey of the sky are meant to provide a frission between more so-called rich vibrant alive colours and those usually associated with being drab, boring, muncipal; to express that heightened feeling of energy and aliveness that one often feels after the rain has gone, when the atmosphere is charged with negative ions, and the grass seems to be luscious and excited. After the beating drabness of the rain, the suffocation of possibility comes the energy, the possibilities, the promise…everything refreshed and ready to move. A friend tells me is is menacing, or broody at least, pregnant with threat (perhaps of more rain), these are some possibilities of how to look at it .
Return to “Neddyshire” (Cotswolds)
I have recently been spending time with my parents in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. On a bright sunny Sunday morning I explored some of the winding tracks of a near by village called Chalford and Chalford Hill. Where is that? In the South West-ish of the English Midlands ( see map below). The Parish of […]
“The Quiet Girl” (aka “Foster”) at the BAFTAs
I was absolutely delighted to spot Claire Keegan’s “Foster” (and my painting on the cover) at the BBC’s screen of this year’s British Academy Film Awards, known as the BAFTAs. The Irish language film “The Quiet Girl” was nominated for Best Screenplay (Adapted) catagory. The film’s director Colm Bairead wrote the screenplay, adapted Claire Keegan’s beautiful novella. The moving film was also nominated for the Best Film Not in the English Language.
On the Way to Arranmore
This is a small series of recent paintings focusing on the ferry journey to Arranmore Island, Donegal.
Irish Independent Feature (Expanded Version) Part 1
I am very excited to have an article in today’s Irish Independent on Sunday about me and work by Niall McMonagle. Below is my expanded Q & A interview that was much edited to feature in Niall McMonagle’s What Lies Beneath feature . It’s interesting to see that the online version had a different […]