Tomorrow, I will be fulfilling a dream that I have had for a long time. I am leaving for Ireland for three weeks. The trip will consist of four days in Dublin, five days driving around the south and then twelve days touring the west coast.
I have had a provocative relationship with Ireland for many years. It has been calling to me through books, movies and stories for at least two decades. I am adopted and it was about that long ago that I found out that my father was Irish.
I have put the trip on the back burner for a long time, but about six months ago I decided it was time to go.
So this will be part soul journey for me, part just exploring a very interesting culture and being curious how the wet and green environment there will influence my painting.
I really want to pay attention to ancient symbols and figures that I will see. I want to look at Irish art, the landscape, the sea and the cliffs. It will be a total contrast to New Mexico.
I don’t plan to paint while I am there. I just want to absorb everything that is around me. And I want to be an adventurist.
The photos on this page are some of the sites I will be visiting.
This will be my last post until I get back in June. I will let you know how it went.