Meet Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell at The Hayfield Manor Hotel

Pic: Gerard McCarthy

The Gallery Kinsale is proud to announce The Light Of Other Days, a solo exhibition of Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell at The Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork.

The exhibition, O’Farrell’s second at The Hayfield Manor, will feature 10 new works and is on view from 10th October through to 29th October 2017.

‘The Light of other days’ refers to the imagery that Roisin O’Farrell has drawn from Irish country Life. One generation away from her Cork roots and now living in Co. Wicklow Róisín O’Farrell’s work has been influenced by great Irish Country Houses such as The Hayfield Manor, Killruddery House, Ballyfin Demense and many others.

Associations and illusions resonate in these paintings. Formal drawing rooms bathed in light, colourful families of welly boots by the kitchen door, loose landscapes in fully saturated colour. The work explores light, time and space within the setting of the Irish country home with both memories of the past and hopes for the future.

Róisín says of her work, “It’s about life, it’s about story – these old houses have their stories written all over them, where nothing is perfect or pristine.

“My experience of family is a very warm one, but it’s not a perfect one and I think that is true for many of us.

“My work is a reflection on the idea of ‘beauty in imperfection’. That both can co-exist together; more than that, that the beauty is found in the imperfection of family, of home and of us.”

Róisín O’Farrell, is one of Ireland’s most successful working artists, exhibiting with established galleries in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US. Her work explores the idea of family and home and in her practice O’Farrell paints often large, highly textured oil paintings with palette knife and brush.

Her work is in numerous private collections, hotels and has been featured in print, TV, Film and is currently featured in the RTE Drama, Acceptable Risk.

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