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Drawn to Print - a solo show in UAC

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In such strange times – and as there won’t be an official opening reception – I thought I’d put a few words together about this show; “Drawn to print”.

First of all, let me fill you in a little about the background to all of this.

 

Putting the tin hat on things...

Well it was a long long lockdown and things were beginning to open up and get back to some sort of normality when things went horribly wrong. I had the paper ready for editioning a new print and was looking forward to being productive in the studio. On the garden front, Marcus and I were halfway through creating a new patio “room”. On Wednesday Marcus had gone to Kinsale to do some work and I thought I’d tidy up and plant a few things around the patio as a surprise for him when he returned.

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Thoughts on lockdown.

I started (and abandoned), the blog below in January, but since then everything has changed with the arrival of this dreadful virus. When I first heard we would be in lockdown, I imagined that I could get lots of work done, what could be simpler? In my studio with no distractions, no visitors, lots of notebooks to work from and the lengthening of the days. But I couldn’t have been more wrong:

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Mr Morris's wonderful wallpaper

Today, I’m starting to edition the first print I’ve made this year.

Mr M's wonderful wallpaper

   

P.S. from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

After an absolutely fabulous time here at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, where I did over a months drawing in a week, I am so annoyed with myself that I never had the courage to come here until now. What a wonderful experience!

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