Studio News

I worked in the studio every day of January -April 2021. I produced new paintings and submitted work into online virtual exhibitions and physical ones. I am also half-way through a 7-week creative class with UAS in England. It has been challenging but very worthwhile. Some sketches…and me in the woods sketching.sinéad-ní-chionaola- contemporary-irish-artist-studio-news-april-2021 (1)

I will be participating in the West Cork Creates 2021- Home Ground exhibition, in August in Skibereen, Participate | West Cork Creates list of the participants

Looking forward to showing with www.theholyart.com  for the next show, FAÇADE a physical exhibition April 24th -28. 2021 because of Brexit and covid I will be sending a mounted print of my work to this show.

https://www.theholyart.com/nostalgia-room-3

A virtual exhibition with two paintings “Step into Silence” and “Moments in Time”. This was one of the coolest virtual exhibitions I have ever seen, not to mind be in.  The gallery was very professional and friendly.

NOSTALGIA – ROOM 3 (squarespace.com) this is the catalogue if you want to have a look.

6th Annual Artist’s Choice Art Exhibition – April 2021 | Fusion Art

https://youtu.be/KBGE8oK3NEs?t=253 (at 4.15)

“Birds Song” was selected for this exhibition

2021 ALL Paintings/Drawing Winners — Contemporary Art Gallery Online Exhibitions

My painting “Always present” was an Additional winner in this competition

2020    “10th Anniversary” Art Exhibition 2020 – Painting & Other Media | LightSpaceTime.Art Special recognition for my painting “On Pause”

2020 3rd Women Artists Art Exhibition – September 15 – December 14, 2020 | Fusion Art (fusionartps.com) “Ripples of emotion” was selected for this exhibition.

Poem by Michéal O' Cionnfhaolaidh

Grá in am na Cóibhide

Ó thosach na cóibhide
Tá an saol cúngaithe
Agus tá sé éasca bheith caillte
Fiú taobh istigh de chiorcal sriantach
De chúig chiliméadar.


Ach tá mé tar éis titim i ngrá!
Tá mé ar thóir eachtraíochta
Mo shúile leathnaithe ag féidearthacht


Thit mé i ngrá inné
Le seangheata ar shiúil mé thairis go minic
A d’oscail radharc, nach bhfaca mé cheana,
A lean síos go dtí Iarnród ar bhruach abhann,
An t-ór-ghaoth ag séideadh ó na ráillí
Trí shlua feadán ag luascadh.


Laethanta iad seo gan dáta gan ainm.


Caithfear an fothram
A fhágaint i do dhiaidh
Lorg an úire sa chríonna.
Déan dearmad,
Foghlaim as an nua.


Caithfear titim i ngrá arís

Love in the time of Covid

From the beginning of Covid
Life has narrowed
And it is easy to be lost
Even within a limiting circle
Of five kilometres.


But I have fallen in love!
I am in search of adventure
My eyes widened by possibility


I fell in love yesterday
With an old gate I walked past often
Which opened a view I had not seen before
Which lead to a railway on the bank of a river
The gold wind blowing from the tracks
Through a crowd of reeds swaying.


These are days without date without name


One must leave
The noise behind
Look for the fresh in the old
Forget
Learn a new


One must fall in love again