Regular walks throughout the Winter are my way of keeping connected to the landscape and the changing of the seasons.
Come January and February I eagerly await the smallest signs of spring that may appear- buds starting to form, green shoots appearing, snow drops, the slight lengthening of days, and, of course, the bright and vibrant yellow of the whin/gorse blossom providing a burst of hopeful colour even on the greyest days.
For my third blog focusing on the Land and Lore exhibition I am sharing a little more about some of the new processes I explored as part of creating artwork for the exhibition and in expanding my own practice.
May Day or Bealtaine, as it is known in the Celtic calendar, brings the start of summer and with it a range of customs and traditions that were practiced across Ireland. My work is closely inspired by the heritage and customs of Ireland. Here I'll tell you a little more about the May customs that influence my artwork for the Celtic Seasons Collection.