Local artist, Patricia Kelly is holding a workshop this Saturday, October 14th at Waterways Ireland from 2pm to 4pm.
Growing up on a hilltop farm in Fermanagh, Patricia Kelly, talks of how she has enjoyed panoramic views encompassing the Cuilcagh Mountain, Lough MacNean lakes and the Sligo and Leitrim hills which has become an inspiration for her work.
She was also involved with the landscape in a physical and tactile way through the work of haymaking, turf cutting, etc.
Patricia talks of her practice as such, “I believe these past labours are why my work is now so tactile in nature and the process of making so physical. The ever-changing colour of the skies and the texture of the Irish landscape have been a constant source of inspiration to me. I am constantly pushing my work in new directions.”
Patricia Kelly’s exhibition was launched on October 4th at Waterways Ireland, and continues to run until October 31st.
On Saturday, during the workshop she will discuss how she explores selected images in paint and the final realisation of her images through the medium of fabric. The textures of natural materials are essential in capturing the richness of the scene as well as the use of hand stitching of the natural materials.