Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Vote for TRUTH

I am pretty disinterested and disheartened by the lies that we continue to be told by the UK  government. Please even though you may feel there is no point to vote in this 'snap election' ...please vote and consider Labour....We are a collective, a community...all is One. The latest from Russ....

Friday, 24 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Vicky Smith
Vicky Smith is a visual artist and also manages Galway Print Studio.  Her work is predominately  installation based  exploring themes of womanhood in the contemporary world. She founded Galway Arts Education Agency and is involved in many projects within schools, universities and colleges across Ireland.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017


This was created for a private customer. Specific details were asked and the idea is based on a self portrait by Iris Tree.
It also gives me the opportunity to tell you that my current web address is ... I keep getting emails from different people who ask if I want .com back... what a strange business to buy and sell web addresses...Sigh! 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sunday, 5 March 2017


'A cave is the archetype of the maternal womb' 
A place of initiation, contemplation and rebirth...caves feature in many myths and fairytales. I love drawing caves into my artwork...they give me a feeling that the dark space is a passage way taking you through the paper to somewhere beyond the image. Caves are sacred places where one can experience complete darkness, held in the womb of the earth. This picture is from the Aliwee Caves in the magical Burren West Coast of Ireland. Just moments after I took this picture the lights were turned off and we stood in the darkest dark I've ever experienced. Shapes appearing before me like a brain trying to register any kind of light.

 The cave is thought to be closely related to the symbolic HEART, and is often a place where the self and ego unite

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Ivor Browne

I watched this whilst I was in Galway.  I thoroughly recommend it.
to HEAL is to make WHOLE

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

good craic

My month in Ireland is almost over. I have had such a great time here...I've met some amazing people, made some good friends and been inspired by the landscape. I've been printing in the Galway Print Studio is a small selection of the work I've produced over the month.
Guiness and oysters!
Thanks a million to Galway Print Studio for hosting me at their studio.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Wild Atlantic Way

Been on a road trip with my new friend Diana who is travelling from Brasil...we hired a car and followed the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway , stopping at the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula and Killarney and the surrounding mountain range... 
Ogham stones
So beautiful...took my breath away! Back at Galway Print Studio this week putting my explorations onto paper and metal! 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Galway Print Studio

This month I'm working at Galway Print Studio. I arrived yesterday and bought myself a bicycle, drank a guiness or two and heard Dirty Old Town being busked in the street, yes I'm def in Ireland! I'm excited to start at the studio tomorrow and get out there and explore the area. The light here is epic!

Sunday, 15 January 2017


I have a dream
I've seen the light
Don't put it out, say she's alright, Yeah she's my sister

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Oxfam Christmas window

Some signage and window drawing I did for Oxfam... Spend your money wisely this Christmas....