January Round Up
So here we are in 2022 already with a brief January round up.
The last two years have all been one big blur! Don’t you agree! Thank goodness restrictions are now lifted after this horrendous Covid pandemic or endemic as it is now referred to. We can finally put some semblance of normality back in our lives!
We must embrace our new found freedom, re-engaging with the world around us. I have an urge to paint bolder, braver and bigger with exciting landscapes, shapes and form oozing with atmosphere, vibrant colour and a sense of feel-good – well, that’s the intention anyway! It’s time to shake things up, a new year, a new look, a new painting to transform your home and bring on a whole fresh look to your world.
Shards of Light Solo Show
Despite the pandemic, during the summer of 2021, I managed to have a very successful solo exhibition –Shards of Light– which ran for a month at Ballyroan Library, Dublin. The excitement continued as Art Source, the premier art show held in the RDS Dublin, returned in November, having been cancelled the year before. Over 200 Irish and international artists assembled to put on a fabulous display of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and glass art.
Art Source RDS Dublin
Waterford Healing Arts Trust
I then received the honour of being selected for a solo exhibition by Waterford Healing Arts Trust.
The exhibition would run from November 2021 until 16 February 2022 in University Hospital Waterford. The title of the exhibition is “A Better Place” with the aim of making the hospital a better place for patients, visitors and staff.
I sincerely hope that my paintings continue to live up to the task. This exhibition is kindly supported by the Arts Council.
New Gallery Representation
I joined an exciting new gallery in Stillorgan, Dublin – Gallery Eleven.
The gallery is currently preparing for the Easter exhibition on 10th April 2022. Check it out, there is some beautiful works of art there from some amazing artists. You will also receive a very cheery welcome greeting from the owners, Carrie and John
Fund Raising for The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation
I have just completed three small paintings for the Incognito annual exhibition. This is a fund raiser for a very noble cause – The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. The way it works is that there is an online viewing of the paintings from 1st April and they go on sale 21st April. All paintings are €60 but the identity of the artist is not revealed until the purchase has taken place. This arouses great curiosity and excitement trying to guess who the artist might be – could even be a celebrity! Keep an eye open for this and get involved https://www.jackandjill.ie
All-Star Lifestyle Leader Fine Art Accreditation
I was so pleased to achieve the “All Star Lifestyle Leader Fine Art Accreditation” from the All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF). This is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business. The criteria for the award is based on performance, trust and customer centricity.
You can read the press release here:
Meanwhile and throughout all this time, I have worked on many commission pieces and thankfully, they were all received well. If you would like to have a special memory preserved with a commissioned painting, keep me in mind. Or indeed, if you wish to purchase a very unique gift be it corporate or individual, I’m happy to help,
And so, that’s my January Round Up which comes with a positive outlook for the year ahead. Who knows what lies in store for us.
Thank you for your support throughout the year and I would like to wish you all a very happy new year with good health and happiness along the way.