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, www.themillhousegallery.com, 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.
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.
Mark O’Neill’s Martin.
Included in the exhibition was a tour of the “gardens” and his home.
A picture is worth a thousand words….
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.