Painting the Himalayan Range Sarangkot, Nepal
This is the first painting I have attempted since my return from Nepal. Continue reading “Painting the Himalayan Range. Nepal”
The Nepalese are a very friendly race of people with beautiful smiles.
Their traditional greeting is “Namaste”someone and
The spiritual leader, the Dali Lama fled from Tibet to India in 1959 and a guerilla movement fought the Chinese along the Nepalese border up until the 1970’s. The Dali Lama has been barred from visiting Nepal for fear of offending the Chinese, however, there is a considerable presence of Tibetan refugees living in Nepal. The Dali Lama and the exiled Tibetan government are based in India.
The weaving of Tibetan carpets and handicrafts has become a great source of income for both the Tibetan and Nepalese communities.
When in Pokhara, we came upon a lovely Nepalese lady with her sister and child crossing a suspension bridge. We exchanged Namaste and with a natural friendliness, got talking to her. Who would believe that she lived in Ireland, not too far from where I live and worked in city centre, Dublin. She was back home in Nepal visiting her family. What a coincedence!
Nepal is a poor country and the average life span is 65 years. The average literacy rate is 65%
Art + Travel Adventure to Kathmandu
Discovering the allure of the Kathmandu valley with its ancient history is all-embracing. It is small and compact covering an area of 220 square miles. There are seven World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO which is a number unrivalled anywhere else in the world. Continue reading “Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Kathmandu”
Art + Travel in Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, founded in 12th century, is the ‘city of devotees’ and looks just like a medieval city built of brick and ornate wood carvings. It is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu valley and is considered a cultural gem.
The Shades of Diversity Solo Art Exhibition
Ballyroan Library, Dublin is coming to a close shortly.
The Intriguing adventures of a Plein Air Painting – Art In the Open Wexford 2014
The sun blistered the landscape and diamonds of light rebounded along the River Slaney, Co. Wexford. I took in the wonderful vista of Wexford town from across the river and decided, today was the day that I would produce a masterpiece at this international painting festival, the biggest in Europe – Plein Air Painting at Art in the Open! Continue reading “The Intriguing Adventures of a Plein Air Painting at Art in the Open”
Receiving this award of excellence was heavenly:
Award of Excellence
from Four Points Contemporary 3rd Biannual Competition
with my painting entitled Gateway to Heaven
This Competition was juried by Flavia Cosma, the Executive
Director Int’l Writers & Artists’ Residency Quebec, Canada.
Delighted to receive an art award and the recognitionward of Excellence from Four Points Contemporary
with my painting entitled Evening Catch
This Competition was juried by Flavia Cosma, the Executive Director Int’l Writers & Artists’ Residency Quebec, Canada
Thank you for visiting the Open Air Art Exhibition in St. Stephen’s Green last weekend. Here is a reminder, a short video of the
The Morning After
– People’s Art Exhibition May in Dublin
kindly put together by artist, Pervaneh Matthews.
It is now the morning after and despite torrential rain never before seen in the lovely month of May, we managed to keep our spirits up along with the umbrellas, tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, pegs to hold everything down and anything and everything that gave shelter from the unrelenting Irish monsoon.
I could whinge and nobody would say a thing but then, this is Ireland, it is said:
there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!
(my poor paintings wouldn’t agree)
‘Think I’ll start lining up Statues of Prague for the next exhibition on 20th -22nd June!
What d’ya think??