Opening Night at The Aisling Gallery in Ballydehob

Last Friday evening saw the opening of a joint show of new paintings by Donagh and fellow West Cork artist, Janet Murran at the Aisling Gallery in Ballydehob.  Both artists take inspiration from the West Cork rural landscape to create a diverse collections of paintings.  Janet's new work, Garden of Eden, shows the viewer the often overlooked grasses, flowers and ferns of hedgerows.  Donagh's oil sketches feature the less common views of local villages and landscapes alongside his oil painting series, Three Towers, based on Three Castles Head on the Mizen Peninsula.  

The gallery is above Rosie's Bar on the main street in Ballydehob and is open Monday to Friday from 4-9pm and Saturday & Sunday from 2-9pm.  The exhibition continues until Monday 25th September.

 Before the guests arrive for the official exhibition opening, Donagh Carey with Janet Murran and her Garden of Eden painting series

Before the guests arrive for the official exhibition opening, Donagh Carey with Janet Murran and her Garden of Eden painting series

 Friends, visitors and collectors at the opening night

Friends, visitors and collectors at the opening night

 Janet Murran with photographer Dolph Kessler

Janet Murran with photographer Dolph Kessler

 Janet and Donagh at the opening of their joint show, beside Donagh's painting  One Hundred Paces  from his Three Towers series, based on the historic Three Castles Head on the Mizen peninsula.

Janet and Donagh at the opening of their joint show, beside Donagh's painting One Hundred Paces from his Three Towers series, based on the historic Three Castles Head on the Mizen peninsula.