‘The Big Sky’ collection was inspired by a residency at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation in North Mayo. During the 6-wk residency, I spent a LOT of time walking by the sea. There is – for me – a conflict between being inside and outside the studio. –  I always want to be working. Of course, in this instance walking is working.  The constancy of the tides is so calming and invariably that made it’s way in to this new, looser work. As did a lightness of touch (and spirit!) also manifested in the pink and peaches of the landscape. It was time well spent: Time in wide open spaces = cardiac care.


Oil on Canvas

35cm x 45cm

in Slip Frame