I made this piece over an Easter weekend in my studio. I wasn’t entirely sure what I would paint but I had recently returned from a residency in Kerry and the view of the ancient famine village at dusk, with smoke billowing from the little chimneys haunted me and found its way into the work. The famine village is located at Cill Rialaig on Bolus Head, on the last road out of Ireland. The location has been central to much of my work here in Ireland. Residencies here provided an essential time and space to immerse myself in the landscape and it’s history – so that I might respond to and develop a sort of language of the land.
mixed media on canvas
148cm X 104cm