MARKING MAY BANK HOLIDAY
Over the May Bank Holiday weekend enjoy a creative visual feast rich in culture, keeping the festival cauldron burning. Props from the street parade will be found in unusual places. A beautiful community bunting project, Ar Scáth a Chéile, will decorate our peninsula.
Art exhibitions will light up shop windows and outdoor spaces. Hilltop fires will signal the onset of summer. Church bells will fill the silence. Poetry will ring out in shops and on streets. We have put together visual art, spoken word and photographic celebration on giant video screens which will be placed in locations, and run in such was so as not to gather large crowds.
Here is the video of my paintings that will be shown in Dingle & Ventry over the weekend.
Audio by Jenny McCarthy
Original music composed & played by Hilary Byrne
Episode 3 from my studio in Ventry is out now. I'm sharing the best way to hang your painting. A fireplace or side table is always an excellent focal point in a room to display a painting or a group of paintings of the same size. Hanging a group of evenly numbered paintings tightly together allows you to create something that's visually balanced. For example when hanging 4 paintings of the same size, I allow 3cm between each painting across & 10cm between rows. And when hanging 2 paintings one over the other, always place the larger painting at the bottom.
Episode 2 from my studio in Ventry is out now. I'm sharing how I pack & ship my artwork to a customer in San Francisco. They had a holiday in Dingle & purchased one of my Mackerel paintings to remind them of their stay. They were quite pleased to learn that I ship worldwide for free!
Following my recent newsletter a lot of people enquired about the type of paint brushes I use. So I decided to try something new & share the process to create my art, each month. This is a short video showing some of the brushes I use everyday. Thank you for watching!