20 August 2019
Emma Fitzpatrick has been awarded an artist Residency in Ireland's County Kerry for in early 2020. It is part of an artist’s residency programme organised by the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre and she will be staying within a group of stone cottages and joined by a few other creatives.
"This is my first art residency," says Emma, "I am really looking forward to spending time working in this beautiful and special part of the world. I would like to respond to the environment when there and try develop a theme to work with over the following months and also try out things even etching if I can gain access to equipment there".
Emma Fitzpatrick, 'Bullock Harbour'
Emma's landscape paintings are influenced by people, passing time and the environment, which she describes as feeling the 'intricate web of a place's history'. She uses a variety of media including lithography, etching, ink and twigs, watercolour, charcoal and pastel.
Cill Rialaig Arts Centre was set up in 1991 and since then, almost five thousand artists from around the world have stayed there.