Got a suprise when I got a message recently from a friend to tell me that my ugly mush is on the cover of the Creative Irealnd supplement in the Irish Independent (10th June 2017). That is me in the top right hand corner - snapped during my recent residency in Our Lady of Fatima National School in Wexford, Ireland. The residency was awarded to me as part of the Living arts project, which is an amazing initiaive run jointly between the arts department of Wexford county council and the Wexford arts centre, in conjunction wth the Arts Council of Ireland. It is a fantastic project which gives fantastic exposure to school children within the county to contemporary art processes and practices - and gives artists such as myself valuable experience in working within the school environment- an income (which we all know is very welcome) and access to their mentoring programme. This year I was delighted to have renound Irish artist Damien Flood as my mentor.
My painting 4am is on the cover of Irish author Paul O'Reilly's book The Girl Missing From the Window, published by Doire Press.
Today is the last day for you to catch the summer show in the lovely gallery in Newtownbarry House in Bunclody, Wexford, for which I was delighted to have been an invited artist.
The Summer exhibition is an exciting painting show of 15 different artists namely Phillippa Bayliss, David Begley, Cathy Callan, Bernadette Doolan, Jim Doolan, Camilla Fanning, Helen Gaynor, David Goldberg, Josephine Grant, Maria Levinge, Bob Lynn, Moira Robertson, Sarah Rogers, Hanneke Von Ryswyk and myself.
Catch it if you can
Follow me on periscope or twitter so that you will recieve notifications of when I will be painting live. You will find me under Oonagh Latchford Art on all my social media. Going forward I will be blogging about my live painting frequently but for now, here is what came out of last nights live painting session
No not me smarty! The video! But seeing as how this blog is new, I want to include it as it was was my catapult into live drawing online (even though this was not actually drawn live, but it is a stop motion film of my process which was exhibited alongside the resulting painting, Maria, in 2014. Click here to see the video
No matter what I do over the years, a common thread that occurs within my painting practice is the connection between it and social media. I keep returning to the socially engaging element that this offers. My interest started witht this back in 2010 when still in college. Rather than bore you with lots of info about it, here is a video made back then explaining my interest in the project and showing some of the resulting images. Click here