Sunday I'm off to a month long residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland. Alex and I were in Ireland once for a weekend and in that short time I realized I needed to get back to paint. There is a real magic to the place, the colors, the night sky. The weather changes in a way that makes you aware you are at the top of the round earth. It's pretty incredible. We didn't make it quite as far north as County Mayo last time but experienced the Western coast (photo above from the Dingle peninsula).
|Pat Harris, The Channel, 2015, oil on linen, 90 x 115 cm, courtesy of Taylor Galleries|
|Nick Miller, Nature and History II. 1998, oil on linen, 12 x 137 cm. Private collection, London|
And of course looking forward to pints of beer milkshake (as we call Guiness yum). I'll be off the grid for a bit and so looking forward to it...