My art work based on the poem of Eva Gore Booth, The Dreamer, Acrylic on Canvas, 30cm x 30cm. Available online via Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.
On external exhibit at the MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland), Dublin till mid March. This is an invited artists exhibition of 93 women artists to respond to the life and work of Eva Gore Booth. The exhibition will be touring abroad to the Irish embassies around Europe some time late March.
I have a small piece on my website about how the poem spoke to me on a personal level and also on my art process of how the painting came about further down my homepage
This came about on the top of Scarr mountain a few days ago. Looking out over the valley and onto the distant hills and forests. I followed the line of trails with my eye like a virtual map in front of me. Trying to work out my surroundings and where I was in relation to what I saw.
Plein air drawing in charcoal on cotton rag paper.
My trails, my ventures, my paths, my presence. It calls to mind a sense of living and where I’ve been in life up until now. Time has no presence, its hard to comprehend sometimes.
Plein air drawing is something I am doing a lot more of lately. It has no comparison to drawing in the studio. I get a sense of place in the studio and I work from memory. The studio forces me in to draw without a subject in the room and work from memory. When I draw out in the open, something else happens. It allows me to connect in the moment and respond there and then when something that catches my eye. In the studio I recall those moments but to bring back an image of my interpretation unlike a captured photographic image, reinforces a strong connection to the landscape and how I see it.