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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