Oil on canvas

45cm x 35cm

Ready to hang in slip frame

Oró, Oró was painted while on a painting fellowship at The Ballinglen Foundation in North Mayo.  While walking along the shoreline in Ballycastle the tune deeply embedded in every Irish childhood psyche  – ‘Oró se do bheatha bhaile’ – came free in my mind. It is traditionally a rallying call but always to my mind – conjured up the image of rowing across waves, homewards. It heralded (to me!) a new way of painting, that felt much like being on the crest of a wave with home in sight.