So I'm just looking back at one of the busiest and most rewarding weeks of my art career. This year, despite Covid and all that goes with it, I decided to take the plunge and take part in the greatest Art Fair on the Irish calendar. I had been working on putting together a new collection and I though this would be the perfect time to launch it.
Art Source in the RDS has been running yearly in November for a number of where better to showcase a new painting series?
My new Elemental Collection is based on my staycation trips to the Hook peninsula during the summer. It is a stunning landscape where all the elements of fire (sun), water, wind and earth combine and interact dramatically. As with all my work I like to present the experience of the sea up close full of movement and spectacle.
Oil on canvas, 50x70cm
Oil on canvas, 25x30cm
Oil on canvas, 50x60cm
Putting together a 3 day expo like this was a challange. From renting a van ( I've never driven one!) to bulk ordering frames, getting prints ready and and sorting out somewhere to stay, the painting was the easy part.
I loved every second of it. The reaction to the work was mind blowing with old and new collectors popping in throughout the show. I got to talk to and be inspired by other brilliant artists, make new contacts and connections that will keep me busy for the next year too.
I really can't wait to do it all again next year!