Delighted to have my work on exhibition from November 13th-15th at the Edinburgh Art Fair with The Chimera Gallery.
Two of my favourite paintings (among others)are on display at the art fair.
'Remembering' was painted on 11/11/2013 on Veterans day while I thought about my many veteran friends and my Grandfather and the hidden wounds that they carry on their souls. This image was used in the Calor Gas Garden at Bloom in the Phoenix Park in 2013 as part of Dawn Aston's award winning garden.
'Flowers of Hope' is one of my all time favourites. It has a story behind it and I always wonder can people feel the energy that went into it and the love, as it seems to be one everyone is drawn to, without ever hearing the story.
'Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate' - Exhibition by Hazel Revington-Cross
My phone was hopping yesterday evening with texts saying sorry I can't make it so I was a bag of nerves by 7 o'clock wondering would anyone be there. Well as it turned out it was packed to the gills and the best part was there were so many new faces who had never been at one of our nights before and they had a brilliant time. An unbelievable amount of food was dropped off for the Simon Community. There were lots of lines bought for 'The Irish Mammy' painting. I had my lovely friend Kim looking after the sales last night so I could go around and talk to people and I need to go out and look this morning but I know there were red dots going up all over the place and I saw bundles of Jonathan's art going home with people last night & a lot of craft work. I have some really beautiful photos taken which I will try to send them on privately. A huge thank you to our musicians. All night people were commenting at how brilliant they were and there's nothing like it when your job is actually to be stuck in the middle of a big party & dance while you work! Thank you so much to all who were there & to those who were sending me good wishes who couldn't make it. Now I need to go out and try and get rid of the smell of alcohol and do some cleaning!
It was wonderful to be one of the 33 artists that took part in this project. Artists were asked to submit a recipe for the book and create a painting around the recipe. The cookery book is now finished and can be purchased through The SCOOP Foundation to raise money for this great charity.
The official launch night is Thursday the 10th of September. The Scoop Foundation are are running a night of art, wine (from Coppinger Row), Orpen's cider, lovely live music from Whistle and a wonderful atmosphere on Smithfield Square and in Third Space, the venue for the exhibition.
All artworks, plus a further 67 on show at the Lighthouse Cinema, will go under the hammer on the 30th of Sept at the 6th Annual SCOOP Art Auction.
I have just finished hanging an exhibition of my work in Purple Raven Art gallery in Crowenstown. The pieces will not be priced, apart from a reserve on one very large one. I am leaving it open to people to make me an offer of what ever they can afford. 50% of the price will be donated to charity.
I am purposely leaving the title of the exhibition and the name of the charity out of all posts and all the information is in the gallery. The surprise element! What I can tell you is that heart and soul went into each and every painting, they are all quality pieces and that the charity does amazing work!
I would like to acknowledge Westmeath county councils sponsorship of the artist bursary award 2014
As part of culture night 2013, an exhibition of my new collection entitled ''Bog Bodies'' will be on display in the Garden Gallery. There will be a talk on bog bodies by director of the Meath Heritage Centre in Trim, Noel French who launched his book 'Clonycavan man' early this year.
Our local Ecologist, Marcella Branagan will have an information stand on bog ecology and conservation.
This is only a small part of what we have planned for culture night
I am currently working on a new exhibition of 'bog bodies'. What possessed you to do that? I hear you ask. I don't know is the answer. I just felt this really strong pull to paint them and that I needed to do it. I am not certain when it will be ready. I am painting from the heart, so I can only paint them when they come to me.
In between I will continue to work on the pieces that I know people love, like the ponds and the flowers... just so you don't think I've completely lost it and given up on the paintings that people want on their walls!
I'm very slow at updating what's been going on with my art...but better late than never. I've had a few pieces published over the past couple of years...in Vol 3 , Vol 4 and Vol 5 of International Contemporary Artists publications.
First there was the ponds in Vol 3.....
.....Then there was a couple from the Lariam collection....a bit like a sneak preview before my exhibition 'Larry'.
...And the most recently were these paintings from my exhibition 'Larry', inspired by two amazing people, to which I'll always be grateful to, for sharing their stories.
The opening of 'The Road to Recovery' exhibition (Larry)
is Friday 21st of September 2012
in The Garden Gallery Delvin, Co Westmeath
This exhibition really tugged at my heart strings. It was originally part of an exhibition entitled 'the road to recovery' for New York, which I hadn't planned to exhibit here and then it was renamed 'Larry'. It's definitly been the most difficult one emotionally I've worked on yet!
(For culture night, there will be lots going on in the gallery, including mosaic workshops, pottery work shops, a special performance by Actress Mary McEvoy and a huge variety of new art on the walls from other artists. Defenitly a date for your diary! )
* For the soldiers who opened my eyes. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. There was nothing easy about telling them. You all know who you are xx
If you know somebody, a brother, cousin, uncle, friend or neighbour who went abroad with the army to a malaria area and came home with insomnia, agression, hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, memory loss, depression, suicidal tendencies (amongst many other possible things) and they have no answer as to why they feel this way, or what has happened to them.....google Lariam, It's the anti-malaria drug that was used by the military in many countries. You might find some answers and be able to help them.