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 […]
Contemporary Irish Artist
My Influences and Interests
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 […]
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 […]
It has been a pretty hectic September for me so far, with lots going on. I am just back from San Francisco. It was one of those once in a lifetime things where Ken was going on business, I offered to carry his bags, and he […]
I think it is fair to say that Electric Picnic is my favourite weekend of the summer! It is sad when it arrives as it means summer is over but it is one hell of a way to say goodbye for another year. The music […]
Everybody seems to love Vincent Van Gogh. Last weekend I was lucky enough to get to Amsterdam for a few days and anyone I mentioned I was going too, made sure I had plans to go to the Van Gogh Museum.
The first time I encountered performance art was in an episode of Sex & The City, when Carrie goes to Chelsea to see a woman not talking or eating for 16 days.
When I was researching my High Hopes series, I came across the work of Swiss born artist Pipilotti Rist. I love how she addresses topics but it was not until recently I saw her work in ‘real life’.