Room 22

Room 22

How did I end up here? Where did the threads fray and the spiral begin? Crawling up the walls and falling into the depths of the low, once more. Looking up from my paintless hands, I remember from someplace within… From your Head to your Heart and then to your Hands. It should be simple. Three simple instructions to use to begin creating again. It should, right?

My Art practice became a dream as opposed to a reality. As my Art fell away, so too did my mental health. I became withdrawn, scared, and afraid and I did not want to be anymore. Room 22 was where I eventually found myself. After decades of sadness, destruction, depression and fear. Within those pebble-dashed walls and numbified halls, I saw through my illusion. The elephant in the room became real and I could not hide from it any longer. I am a painter. It is how my soul speaks to me through colour.

So I began.


11 paintings from Room 22 opened February 2016 in Mountmellick Gallery and Library.


Thios – Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas – 4ft x 5ft – SOLD

A.H. Prints-3
A.H. Prints
Sandoval – Acrylic on Canvas – 4ft x 4ft – SOLD


Van Remi – Acrylic on Canvas – 2 1/2 ft x 3 1/2 ft – SOLD

Smaointe – Acrylic on Canvas – 2 1/2 ft x 3 1/2 ft – SOLD
Faoin Speir
Faoin Speir – Acrylic on Canvas – 3 ft x 4 ft – SOLD
Colapus IV
Colapus IV – Acrylic on Canvas – 4 ft x 5 ft – SOLD
Domus – Acrylic on Canvas – 2 1/2 ft x 3 1/2 ft – SOLD

Room 22 was launched in Mountmellick Gallery on Friday the 5th of February 2016.