This time last year I held my first solo exhibition in the Craft Granary in Cahir. I thought id reshare the photos for the you all that haven’t seen them. It was such a great experience for me and I would really recommend it to everyone to break free and go solo at least once!
The main influence for this solo exhibition ‘Over the Fence’ came from travelling Asia and Africa and the other outdoor pursuits I indulged in over the last few years.
On these travels I got to be really close to amazing animals such as elephants and zebras. In 2013 I wanted to challenge myself so I signed up for climbing Kilimanjaro in Africa. In the year training for this I spent many mornings climbing Slievenamon mountain or taking long walks in the Comeraghs.
What I noticed most about these treks was the amount of times I stopped to take photos of the beautiful scenery or the lovely animals who were poking their heads over the fences or through holes in the bushes. While part of this was an excuse to stop walking.. (suprising lazy for a person who loves to be out doing things..) I found that no matter how sore you are from long walks nothing can make you happy quite like the goofy face of a donkey and nothing can make you move faster than jumping over a fence and being ‘chased’ by cows!! (Ironically they kind of scare me when they get too close..)
These silly little donkeys and cows gave me just as much joy as the elephants and lions i was lucky to sneak a peek at on safari.
I had a ball having this exhibition and a year on I still have extremely fond memories. Thank you again to all my helpers and friends and family that popped out to see the show. I have included my gallery of the day below. Most of the paintings are sold but there are one or two that are available just pop me a message.
I really must get planning another show 🙂 I am thinking next one might be life drawing focused!