I have just started some work on a project that has interested me for years. I have always love the idea of the streets of Killorglin and representing them in various paintings. I lived away for years in London, I would come home regularly but no matter how often I came home and would drive up through the town I would always be looking for and always notice something had changed. I am sure this is true of any little Irish town. It was that feeling of change at home that I found comforting. Everything is evolving and changing.
So the other day I started to sketch and add some watercolour to my first pub front, Falveys. (Image below)
This is the beginning of this project and I will move onto oils soon enough but working with watercolours gives me a different freedom to work quickly and also to work in a smaller space!
Puck Fair Pop Up Shop
My first little craft shop was for the local festival of Puck Fair. A very interesting experience. There are people from all walks of life walking through the festival so it was a great way to get a variety of people talking about some of the work.
I have maybe always secretly loved the colour pink. It is only in the last few months really that I have noticed that it has had a big part of my work. Influenced by my Barbie and Fashion Wheel obsession growing up! Reliving my childhood!
Salvador Dali was a big inspiration for me before I went to LSAD. His story fascinated me. Please read the link below to read more about his life and work;
Dali's clocks were one of the most significant thing for me within his work and what they represented; Salvador Dali uses sarcasm in the title of the clockspainting, Persistence of Memory to add a darker meaning to the painting. as we've discussed, the clocks are losing their power in this dream world. They are literally melting away, and thus seem anything but "persistent" in Dali'sdepiction.