Thursday, 19 December 2013

Nearing the end of my time at Cill Rialaig

And so my time here at Cill Rialaig is drawing to a close, I feel a sadness. I have become accustomed to waking up the most glorious view of the Skelligs from my window and even now sitting on the stone steps watching the moon lighting up the sea with the distant amber lights twinkling from Waterville. I feel lucky, I feel blessed and humbled to have been part of this great legacy. I look forward to completing the works that I produced here. It is has an extremely productive time. 10 small oil studies, 7 medium size landscapes in oils , 7 watercolours and three graphite drawings. I can be a cold , distant bird that lives in my own world a bit, but even my emotional inarticulacy can sometimes find it within myself to thank all who have ever supported and encouraged me to never give up being an artist.
Thank you 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

There is big storm outside. The fire is aglow and I am going nowhere. I have my books borrowed from the meeting house for tonight's reading. I am listening to John Martyn a lot. No watercolour
paintings of little donkeys today, just oils.I have eaten no meet since I have been here which is bliss. I hired a horse this morning and took great photos for studies towards Valentia and Portmagee.
Been thinking about people in my life a lot. Been thinking about my family. All of them.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Cill Rialaig Artist Residency December 2013

I have arrived at the beautiful , restored ruins of a pre-famine village on the edge if the Atlantic Ocean situated in the Ballinskelligs, South West Kerry. The cottage with studio is in such a wild and remote place it has taken my breath away. It has been hard to leave my little sons and husband but as an artist himself, he has encouraged this residency to go ahead and for this I am truly grateful.
I am waking up late, eating my breakfast outside looking at the waves and the cliffs and the Ballinskelligs.
I have so far worked on 10 small oil studies, 5 medium size oil landscapes and a couple of watercolours that I had no idea I would enjoy doing, ever.
I make sure that I go out somewhere different every day and work on hard into the night.
Much to my surprize, I have mastered the art of keeping a fire going.
The other artists here are warm, we don't bump into each other much as we are here to work alone but there is a beautiful meeting house full of books and catalogues of artists work.
I have never felt this centred nor this rewarded.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Art Toronto 25-28th October 2013

I will be showing my landscapes with Jill George Gallery, Stand 828

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

20-21 British Art Fair

I will be showing my paintings with Jill George Gallery at the 20-21 British Art Fair. Stand 27.
Wednesday 11 and Sunday 15 September 2013
The Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2Eu

For more information on this painting please contact either me directly or Jill George

Details of painting:
Driving at Night (Deer Crossing) study
20cm x 20cm
Oil on Board

Saturday, 24 August 2013


I am participating in ARTWAVE 2013, the visual arts festival for the Lewes district.

The days that I am open are as follows.


Saturday 24th
Sunday 25th
Monday 26th
Friday 30th
Saturday 31st


Sunday 1st
Friday 6th
Saturday 7th
Sunday 8th

Little Bridge Cottage
East Sussex
RH17 7JD

Opening times are 10-6pm.

Please come along and have a look at my work.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

RHA Annual Exhibition Dublin

I went over to the opening of the 183rd RHA Annual Exhibition where my painting hung.
It felt great to there and to be part of this year's show. I met the painter Donald Teskey, I have been a fan of his work for some time. It was a good feeling to be introduced to other artists by him.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

RHA 183rd Annual Exhibition

I have just received news that one of my landscapes has been selected for the Annual Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition, Dublin.
The show is on from 28th May until  August.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

AAF Hong Kong

The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong is on now and my landscapes are on the Linda Blackstone stand.

Thursday, 7 March 2013


My landscapes paintings are showing with Linda Blackstone Gallery on J12.
News just in these two have just sold as a pair.....
Mist Ashdown Forest 1   30cm x 30cm  Oil on Linen Framed
Mist Ashdown Forest 2   30cm x 30cm  Oil on Linen Framed

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

London Art Fair 2013

London Art Fair 2013 opens this week. My paintings are on the Jill George Gallery Stand 43.
Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1. The fair is on until Sunday 20th Jan 2013.