in the company of resident artist LINDA GRAHAM ‘Scratching the Surface‘
at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry.
Friday 30th December 2016
Reception 12 noon
To those who are new to the work, welcome, I hope you find some connection to these images; to old friends and collectors, I miss you all and think of you often, and the times we have shared in Dublin and Kerry, London and America.
I hope all is well with you and those you keep in your heart.
As for my work, I have been ill for some time and unable to paint as I would wish, but the images still burn like fire in my mind and I know that nothing has been lost.
I have always communicated visually with the world and the frustration of not working is intense: this show I hope is rich with stored emotions. Thank you for all your kindness and support over the past years and during the difficult times I am facing now. I appreciate it more than I can say and always look forward to hearing from you if you have a comment or question, or just a hello. The work continues alive and intact inside; I think it is unquenchable. The heart still beats.
The brain is mostly still working, or at least as much as it ever did, and the body is the same cluster of leftover bits from the end of a production line that it always was. “