This exhibition will open on Saturday 3rd July at 5pm
These three artists roam the roads of Clare; no longer with knapsack and easel but driving as we all do, and suddenly seeing something across a field or even in the wing of a mirror.
Mike O'Connor arrives home with scrapes of notes and pencil-drawings, which also may stay pinned in view for many months before being processed as a black and white or multicolour linocut. The need then, since a print is made through indirect stages, is to restore the energy of the first viewing - through varied style / technique of block cutting and hand printing.
Tom Prendergast hunts by road , from Kilkee to Kilbaha, often spending painstaking hours on a postcard size oil painting onto hardboard. Other images are brought home to be formalized into strong, simple elements with cutout paper.