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December 2022

Great to be included in various group shows this month alongside many interesting artists.

I have a large charcoal drawing - the biggest I have made to date - titled ‘At Times Like These’ in Art @ The House Group Show, which opens this week.

Winter Exhibition 2022’ opens on Saturday 3rd at SO Fine Art Gallery, where my ‘Treasure of Memory’ will be in good company in this gorgeous space. Always worth a visit.

I also have work in The Hamilton Gallery Invited Artists Group Show in Sligo, and some smaller pieces in The Doorway Gallery Christmas Show (‘Deerpark Group’).

I’m looking forward to visiting the RUA Annual Exhibition this month - delighted to have a piece included in this prestigious show. ‘Here & Now’ has been selected by Dorothy Smith for the next ArtNetdlr Open Submission Exhibition opening in Walters on the 12th.

And, meanwhile, I’m kept busy with some local commissions... deadlines looming!

September 2022

Plenty of new work going on here in the studio, some almost finished, and a few taking their time to resolve. One well-behaved piece (although it took four months, and a lot of tweaking, before it finally got some manners) called ‘destination’ has been accepted into this years RUA Exhibition in Belfast. I’m delighted - it’s great to be selected. This show is always well worth a visit, and it opens to the public on 14th of October.

Meanwhile, and closer to home, I will have two pieces included in this years’ Dublin Painting & Sketching Exhibition, which takes place in Windmill Lane, Dublin 2, at the end of September, and Art Netdlr will have a new show ‘Pause’ opening in Walters, Dun Laoghaire in October.

My piece ‘The air is still’ has been selected by Rachel Joynt.

I’ll be busy in the studio for the next two months getting new work finished off and framed in time for various Winter shows... where did the summer go?!

May 2022

I’m delighted to have ‘Field of Dreams’ included in the 192nd Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, open free of charge to the public May 23rd - July 24th 2022, Ely Place Dublin 2.

Always a great exhibition, well worth a visit, loads to see in this beautiful gallery space.

Also delighted and very grateful to hear that  I’ve been awarded a Bursary from Fingal Arts Office, who are consistently supportive to artists, musicians and writers in the Fingal area.

In early June a small group of invited artists, including myself, will take part in an exhibition titled ‘Lapis Lazuli’ at The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo . My ’Old Civilisations I & II’ will be included .This exhibition will then travel to China to be shown at the Irish Embassy, Beijing. Very exciting!

Meanwhile, I’ve been busy getting work ready for Art @The House Spring Exhibition, and I am really enjoying  working with talented Irish poet Sonya Gildea on illustrations for her chapbook ‘The Nine Beats of Owenrea’.

November 2021

Very busy here getting work finished off , tidied up, and into to the framers.

I’m delighted to be an Invited Artist in various Winter Group Shows in Dublin, Sligo and Waterford.

I will be bringing ‘ remains of the day’ into Catherine at SO Fine Art Gallery, Dublin 2 this week.

Cathy Boyle will be hanging the Winter Show at The House, Howth, this week, I will have four pieces  in this, including ’Winter Duo’.

Later in the month I’ll be travelling to Sligo to leave five pieces into Martina at The Hamilton Gallery, including ‘Tree Island 1’ and ‘Tree Island 2’, then on to The Quay gallery in Waterford with ‘Distant Copse’.

It was great to see such interest and footfall at this years RHA Annual, with plenty of red dots including one for my piece ’this day,this promise’ which I was delighted to see sold on the Opening Night.

Looking forward to visiting these,and other interesting exhibitions, over the next few months, great to see such a lively interest in the visual arts at the moment !

137th Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition

I'm delighted that two of my drawings have been selected to be exhibited at the 137th Royal Ulster Academy of Arts exhibition 2018/19

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Sorca O'Farrell - award winning landscape artist

Sorca O’ Farrell is a landscape artist from Howth, Co. Dublin.

She attended D.L.A.D.T. and N.C.A.D., receiving an honours degree in Fine Art, and continuing to complete a H .Dip, with distinction.

Recent awards include the Drawing Prize at the Royal Ulster Academy exhibition 2017, and the Hamilton Gallery award at Cairde Visual 2016.

Her work has been included in the exhibition ‘A Celebration of Drawing’ at the National Gallery of Ireland. She has also exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy s Annual exhibition (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015) , the Royal Ulster Academy 2018, 2017, 2016), and many other group shows.

‘Re-Visits’ was the title of her most recent solo show at The Hamilton Gallery Sligo in 2017.

In 2018 she was short-listed for the Royal Academy Annual Exhibition in London.

Her current work is a direct and emotional response to the landscape close to where she lives, a place with many memories.

Her work is represented in the public art collections of ; The National Gallery of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank Collection, The Office of Public Works, Dunlaoghaire/Rathdown County Council , The Department of Transport Northern Ireland, along with many private collections both in Ireland and abroad.

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