Monday, June 8, 2015

Finally, it's here! My invite on Facebook for my exhibition in Dooradoyle next week.

Here's the text from the Facebook invite:

I like watching people, speculating about their lives - very innocently, of course. I like sketching them, possibly catching a moment of great importance in their lives. I like the snapshot element that's possible in painting, and how suggestive it is of what might happen next, and how it is open to interpretation. Some of these paintings were taken from drawings and photographs made in other countries, but the people in them could be anyone - someone you know, perhaps. The world is a village, people make their own stories.

Official launch of the exhibition is 18 June between 6.00 and 8.00 pm, but the paintings will be available for viewing from 17 June until 27 June during Library opening hours. The launch speaker is ILoveLimerick.ie photographer Dolf Patijn. The launch is sponsored by The Treasury restaurant, Limerick city.

This exhibition is supported by Limerick Arts Office.

Now to go figure out how to get this sorted on Twitter.

I've also been invited to participate in a group exhibition in Moneygall, County Offaly again, which I'm pleased about. It's a good gallery, and the curator/owner is VERY particular about lights and framing and presentation in general. Now to figure out WHEN I can take the car and get the four little paintings to the gallery, which is an hour away from my house.

As for the book that I had hoped to have ready for the Dooradoyle exhibition: not yet. I have had so many ideas for it, I need to work through them, and pick some that will work together. It's taking on a life of its own, which is rather exciting.

In the meantime, some paintings.