My Influences and Interests

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to my blog, that’s directed at both you and me! Whatever you read, the experts all agree to make a blog interesting and keep readers engaged you must write consistently. So what does Kate do, write once a week for 8 months, build […]

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016

The Hennessy Portrait Prize is currently on show in The National Gallery. Now in it’s third year, the competition aims to highlight and encourage interest in portraiture. That’s what the blurb says at least. For me it is a fantastic showcase of contemporary portraiture in Ireland […]

New Year…Great!?

New Year…Great!?

I love Christmas! I’m sure you are thinking, good for you, it’s over, move on. The reason I am telling you I love Christmas is to premise the fact I have finally reached the conclusion, I don’t love New Year. There is so much pressure […]

Other Voices – Creativity in Co Kerry

Other Voices – Creativity in Co Kerry

Every year, I say I will go, and every year I don’t. 2016 was to be different. In July, my little sis said we had talked about this enough, she was booking a house in Dingle and we were all going to Other Voices. Gosh, […]

Creative Ireland 2017-2022

Creative Ireland 2017-2022

The other day I had a chat with my dad about how art is not really appreciated in this country. We both agreed that we are taught so much about the written word in school and art is definitely left to the few. There is […]

The Kids are Alright!

The Kids are Alright!

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso.

Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk

Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk

I have been dying for this book to hit the shelves as let’s just say, like most of us, I have an inner critic and he is a massive jerk! I am a big Danielle Kryza fan, really enjoy her blog The Jealous Curator (link […]

RDS Visual Arts Award – Limitless

RDS Visual Arts Award – Limitless

Anyone who went along to any of the graduate shows this year will know the insane levels of talent that was on display. The RDS Visual Art Awards team longlisted the best 131 artists. By a process of application and a judging panel of five this was […]

Imma Collection – Freud Project

Imma Collection – Freud Project

I love the work of Lucian Freud, I love how raw and honest his portraits are. I’m not alone in this as he is regarded as one of the greatest realists of the 20th century. IMMA have a 5 year loan of 50 of his […]

Goals & Gratitude

Goals & Gratitude

It’s been a bit of a funny week. I visited my bestie for the weekend, she used to live down the road from me but now she lives all the way away in Co Down. We had great fun, long walks in the fabulous Mourne […]