Two distant views
I have been drawn out of blogging hibernation. So, with a big yawn and a stretch, I bring you a story from Sherkin Island.
The title of the exhibition is ‘Two Distant Views’ and is the third in a series of two person shows by the two artists who share a love of Sherkin Island and the West Cork coastline. The fourth show will be held on Sherkin from the 6th -25th August 2017.
The work will show the two artists’ joint preoccupation with the sea, from looking down on the shoreline and across the surface of the water to studies of what lies beneath the water and views out to the horizon.
Sherkin Island artist, Majella O’Neill Collins, works mainly in oils, and her approach is intuitive and expressive.
Jo works mainly in acrylics and her approach to painting the sea is underpinned by observation and drawing.
Originally from Birmingham, and now dividing her time between London and Sherkin Island, Jo Ashby has a long-standing connection with the RBSA and is an elected Associate Member of the society.
What is lovely is that I spent 19 years living in Birmingham and am also a member of the RBSA. I have been beating the drum for Sherkin Island as ‘Island of the Arts’ for some time now so I am very excited to be supporting this event with some publicity to help put Sherkin Islands’ creative community on the map. Sherkin goes to Birmingham!
If there are any Midlands-based bloggers who would like a closer look at the island and the ever-changing seascapes of Roaring Water Bay, do go along to this exhibition.