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.
Two island artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins, will hold a joint exhibition at the RBSA (Royal Society of Birmingham Artists) in Birmingham from 12th to the 24th June 2017.
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.
I didn’t remember that your name is also Patsy until I saw Anna’s comment! Welcome back! That last painting is awesome! It looks like a photograph! They are all lovely. 🙂
Thanks Patsy, I have a lot of catching up to do!
Good to see you back again Patsy! Sherkin is spreading its wings – two beautiful paintings above. Look forward to seeing more of you again. (And Poppy too maybe, hint hint!)
Thanks Anna! Px
Just .Beautiful. Art .
Both inspired by Island life … Sherkin .. the Ocean …
I really will try and visit and see in person !
Hibernation .. tell me about it 😉
Hoping you’ll share some of your Sherkin magic soon Patsy if you find some time inbetween work and everything else xx Poppy
Ah Poppy, how lovely of you to drop by. Hope you are keeping well. It would be great if you could make it to the exhibition. ☺ Px
All well Patsy thank you x
I take a tentative step and then stall …
Just wanted to say I did manage a visit to see the exhibition ! Brush strokes .. the colours and views of Sherkin by these two artists working in different mediums I enjoyed very much x Poppy