While on residency at The Ballinglen Artists Foundation, I walked a lot on Lacken Strand. In 6-weeks I only ever met 2 other people on the lovely, long strand. During these walks, ideas would percolate – some good, some bad. It’s hard to know in the solitude of a retreat if you’re on the right track or veering off down (another) blind alley but the constancy of contemplation on these walks helped to refine the  body of work that is ‘The Big Sky’ . Most times on these walks I would document those thoughts in a notebook and it is these ramblings – thoughts and tangents – that underpin this love letter to the world from Lacken.

Oil on Canvas

45cm x 35cm

in Slip Frame