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Exhibition of Irish Oil Paintings by ‘Take Five’ Artists

Bluebell Wood by Kathryn O'Reilly
Bluebell Wood by Kathryn O’Reilly

Dear Artist.

An artist is defined as someone whose creative work shows aesthetic feeling and imagination.  That’s all nothing more, nothing less.

I am not an artist.

Yet I am judgemental and critical about so many artistic matters. Moreover, I have even feigned to provide advice to people who are much much further down the road of colours, sounds, shapes and movements than I will ever be.

I simply don’t have the human condition which relates to the known and unknowns that you have. Truly it takes an artist such as you to guide the rest of us on the journey.

I wish I could paint. I really wish I could paint

I consider the displaying of your works at the ‘Take Five’ Artists Exhibition to be a really big deal. I know you don’t expect too much.  I know you don’t really want to part with any of your paintings.

What ever happens, just keep in mind you don’t have to prove anything to anyone, you started painting long before you ever heard of this exhibition, and you will continue to be an artist and make art long after this association has passed, because you get immense personal pleasure from it, and because you are a dream-maker.

Congratulations Mum!

Exhibition by ‘Take Five’ Artists entitled “Points of View”

Venue: Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, Castle Street, Dalkey,

Time / Date: 19.00hrs, 3rd October 2007