I’m delighted to say that I have had one of my original oil paintings accepted to be part of the 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition.
It will be on display and for sale at the exhibition in the Ulster Museum from 16th of October 2020 to 3rd of January 2021.
When I started by sketching cars for friends and schoolmates, I never thought that I would turn art into a successful career; and when I was first convinced to put the pencil down for a while and lift a paintbrush, I never dreamt that I would have some of my art accepted into the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual exhibition once never mind twice. Actually to say I am delighted is a bit of an understatement.
Seeing my acceptance notification and the words of congratulations was slightly bittersweet as there was someone very close to my heart who I wasn’t able to lift the phone and tell my news to, but I know she already knew and as I have said many times before she is with me every time I paint that little red signature
This painting is titled “The Fear” …. I know many of you will be able to relate to that feeling of leaving the water heater on
I think Déarbhla will be glad to have this little piece out of the kitchen for a while as it has caught her out a few times thinking that someone has left a switch on … at least I know it is realistic