Pausing to ponder (my visual arts practice).

The Visual Artists of Ireland commissioned me to write about my arts practice a few months ago. The latest publication has landed, and I am in very good company. Writing poetry, stories, and articles is fine, however when it came to talking about my own arts practice it was a challenge to condense over 20… Continue reading Pausing to ponder (my visual arts practice).

The Visual Artists of Ireland commissioned me to write about my arts practice a few months ago. The latest publication has landed, and I am in very good company. Writing poetry, stories, and articles is fine, however when it came to talking about my own arts practice it was a challenge to condense over 20…… Continue reading Pausing to ponder (my visual arts practice).

Blackberry picking and listening to poetry

In honour of the season and of one of my favourite poets, I recorded ‘Blackberry-Picking’ by Seamus Heaney. Listen here: Blackberry-Picking BY SEAMUS HEANEY Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You…… Continue reading Blackberry picking and listening to poetry

Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.

Which came first, the picture or the poem? In this case, it was the painting. I painted this a few years ago, and wrote ‘Clíodhna’s Call’ in 2019. CLÍODHNA’S CALL Through crunch of shingle and bubble of foam You know the sound of my breathing I am liquid stillness and roaring waves Soothing and scary…… Continue reading Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.