'Transitions' Solo Exhibitiohn
What a wonderful opportunity to exhibit my work. I honestly didn't think it would be possible this year. You have no idea how many places never answer phone calls or respond to emails. So when I recieved my contract to exhibit in The Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House, to say I was excited would be an understatement. I was gigdy.
These two were the first paintings chosen. Enniskillen in Blue and Lough.
Enniskillen is my home town where I grew up and this lake is behind my Mum's house where I learnt to swim.
I also knew that my paintings of buildings would be perfect for the corridor. I love architecture. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful buildings. In this exhibition I have included paintings of Hillsborough, Brownlow House and Belfast City Hall.
These smaller paintings are dotted throughout my house. Painted years ago when I was still developing my style I decided to include them as they don't often get shown.
Then of course there is my abstract paintings of circles overlapping. These large colourful paintings are such a constract to the other paintings. Instead of having a fixed outcome to trigger off a memory, these paintings invite you to stare and let your mind wonder around the composition. For these paintings its about creating a mood.
Hill of The O'neill & ranfurly house
tuesday 3rd august - monday 30th august
The set up was another learning curve. It had been 2007 since my last solo exhibition and in group shows I usually just had to drop off my artwork and someone else did the hanging.
I pulled in the help of my sister and with level ruler, screws hooks, step ladder and the hanging system that was provided we had it all up and displayed in one day with the second day for labelling.
My launch was to be a morning coffee and tea grathering with everyone on my mailing list invited and then some good friends.
Now I just want as many people to come and visit while it's still on.