Mark O'Neill's Tom

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  ~Leonardo da Vinci

We recently went to the Mill House Gallery,, for a Mark O’Neill exhibition.  The gallery and gardens are located at Kilcarry Bridge, Clonegal, Bunclody, County Wexford, about 2 miles from Brow Cottage.  I thought you might enjoy his on line gallery and some of my pictures from the exhibition.  His work is, of course, best viewed in person but these pictures should give you an  idea how good he really is.

My favorite is called Band of Brothers.

O'Neill's Band of Brothers

The artist’s world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on his doorstep.  ~Paul Strand

Martin is considered the “Face” of Ireland and I had an interested conversation with him at Osbornes’ Pub in Clonegal.  I did take his picture but unfortunately I did not have the flash on and the picture is very dark.

Martin in Orbornes Pub

Mark O’Neill’s Martin.

O'Neill's Martin

Included in the exhibition was a tour of the “gardens” and his home.

Mark "O'Neill's Home

O'Neill's Home

A picture is worth a thousand words….

O'Neill's Paintings

O'Neill's Tall Venetian

Mark O'Neill's paintings

Window in O'Neill's Home

Brow Cottage Old Window

I like windows…

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.  ~Oscar Wilde

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.  ~George Scialabba

I will also take this opportunity to up date you on the Irish election (see last post ICP vs Silly Party).  Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny will be the new taoiseach.  You might ask…who…and you would be right.

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One Response to Imagine

  1. Fiona jordan says:

    u did a portrait of my uncle jim,his picture is titled tom i could not believe how life like it was ! It was a brilliant painting along with your other paintings.

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