various items (paintings, sketchbooks, props)
The (former) Garden Centre
Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland:
The Phantom Galleries are a project of Bray Arts to
utilise empty shop fronts in the town for the display of artwork.
The aim of this year's Phantom Galleries exhibition is to give
the viewer an insight into the working life of the artist. This
is achieved by recreating a sample of each artists studio in
each window, giving the viewer as much visual information as
possible about how an artist works.
The theme of Phantom Galleries 2011 is Freedom of Spirit
in the Spirit of Freedom in conjunction with the celebration
of 50 years of Amnesty International.
My current and recent work falls into this theme in that I
am exploring life through my own eyes and trying also to see
life through the eyes of an innocent child. The display of
a variety of my sketchbooks and a work-in-progress along with
finished works, gives a glimpse into the development of my
ideas and my artistic process.