Residency at Cill Rialaig

February 2023 saw me on a residency in Ireland. A period of intense, focused time at Cill Rialaig has been deeply inspiring. This remote pre-famine village was renovated and redeveloped as a retreat for artists, poets, writers, film makers and composers of national and international repute as part of the Cill Rialaig Project founded by Dr. Noelle Campbell Sharp. It is set high on a cliff in the Gaeltacht area of Co Kerry, Ireland. A very special place indeed, it provided me with the perfect creative headspace. A real privilege to spend time painting there.