Monday 22nd-Tuesday 30th August Sherkin Island Community Hall 12noon-6pm
We moved to Sherkin a year ago from the mountains and woodlands of Kerry, and it’s a whole new and wonderful experience to live on an island.
One thing that strikes me is that the skies are just so vast…there’s an uninterrupted horizon-line, a bit like being on top of a mountain where you can see for miles, except you’re down with the sea at the same level. And often the skies are completely clear, and the sea and sky merge together in endless tones of blue, getting lighter and lighter. There’s such peacefulness in clear blue skies.
Another thing that strikes me is how we are so aware of the tides and the weather and live so closely accordingly. I find that immersion in nature and the elements completely enveloping, and a privilege to live by.
This is what I’m trying to capture in my paintings of Sherkin.