High up in the Dublin mountains, pockets of snow littered the landscape as the Spring sunshine and shrill winds competed with one another. The harsh winter had been left behind and the only evidence remaining was the rush of Spring water beating a track through the moss coated rocks, deep into the forest.
On 12th January, 2010, twenty miles west of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital was devastated by an earthquake that ripped through the earths surface and claimed the lives of over 200,000 people.
I found myself submerged in thoughts trying to make sense of this chaos – was it God’s doing or was it pure science at play: platelets and fault lines sliding in opposite directions?
My hands worked tirelessly and in unison with my scattered thoughts around the canvas, imagining the secret world that lies beneath the earths surface, trying to understand the angry restlessness that could create such devastation.
takes place this weekend 26th, 27th and 28th June around the railings of St. Stephens Green, Dublin.
This event is organised by a voluntary group in co-operation with Dublin City Council and takes place over three weekends in the year. Other dates to watch out for – 21st – 23rd August and 18th – 20th September.
This always promises to be a lively and colourful event and creates a great ambience in the city, similar to that in Merrion Square (which takes place every Sunday throughout the year).
You will find me located at space number 51/52 on the East side.
Greystones Arts Festival hosted an Arts Trail in various locations around Greystones. An open submission process invited artists to submit their work , which was evaluated by Mary Tuohy and Medb Ruane. Two of my paintings were selected out of a total of 24 chosen pieces in all. This event was supported by Cherrylane Fine Arts in Delgany, Co. Wicklow.