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Changes

I think its fair to say that 2020 was a year of changes, and 2021 will no doubt continue the process of change. As well as the pandemic and all it brought, 2020 saw the death of my mother, my retirement from ‘working’ life and a serious back operation. So, 2021 sees me in a different space, the positive is that I have more time to paint, and more time to work at showing my work.

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Lockdown

Who would have guessed we’d have a lockdown like this. Not me! No galleries open, no exhibitions scheduled, nothing! This is time to get real about digital marketing. The only place available to show my work is online. Check out instagram (booley_art) or facebook (booleyart or Micheal O Fearghail) – but this is not enough. I must develop a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. Watch this space.

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Home Gallery

I am not using this website that much at the moment. I am posting my work each week on facebook (Micheal O Fearghail) and on instagram (booley_art). Consequently I am not selling that much art at the moment, though the summer exhibitions were good for me. I have decided to create a gallery space at home, really to protect my framed work – they’re safer on the wall than lying around in my studio. So this is my HOME GALLERY. If you wish to view my work send me an email, and we can arrange something. My home is near Kilkenny, in Ireland. Eventually I will get this website sorted, and it will be more functional.

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Closing

Just a note of thanks to Nancy Paton, to Chrissy Shanahan and everyone involved in organising TCAF19. I was great to be involved. Thanks to my co-exhibitors in the Den – Mairead, Janet, Megumi, Fran, Evelyn, Nicola, Chloe and Lee. I hope to be back next year , hopefully with a new range of paintings – working on those right now.

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Opening

Tomorrow – 9th August – Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
TCAF19 – Thomastown Creative Arts Festival –
Many (wine assisted) openings on the schedule – check TCAF19 on FB.
Try to get to the Scouts Den for 2pm – see my Irish Coastal Landscapes there – and join me in a glass of wine. Lots of other lovely work there also. Do come along.

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Scarecrows at THE GALLERY

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2019 is in full swing. It ends on the Bank Holiday Monday. Don’t miss it. There is an Art Exhibition in the Community Hall on the Kilkenny Road – see five of my paintings in there. Lots of other lovely work also. Well worth a visit. If you like my stuff – a bigger selection will be on display in the Scouts Den in Thomastown during Arts Week (8th -18th August), under the banner of TCAF19, Thomastown Creative Arts Festival.

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Carrick on Suir.

Thanks to all who organised the Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art last weekend. I was really happy to be there. Great to meet Nicola, the Duggans, Yvonne and Bettina who were all exhibiting in the Brewery Lane Venue.

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Exhibition

Hi, this is the June Bank Holiday weekend, 2019. I am having my first exhibition in the Brewery Lane Venue, Carrick-on-Suir, ast part of the Art Trail, in conjunction with the Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art.

I am exhibiting eleven water colour paintings of Irish coastal landscapes, scenes from the south coast mostly.