Beware of the artist!

empty sky by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Too stressed to write this week. Well, almost. There’s a time in the lead-up to an exhibition when EVERYTHING has to be decided. Picking the right image for the invitation. Rewriting the artist’s statement. Choosing the title for the show. Thinking about the publicity. Who might open the show for me? Who will be coming to the opening? Will you? Will he? Will she? Oh me, oh my, I hope that little lady goes by…

Yes, it’s a bit crazy. And I just want to lock the door of the studio and keep everyone out. I’m still working. I still have half a dozen possibilities. With these last few paintings, this one (maybe) or that one – could be the masterpiece. It’s always the same – maybe this time, maybe this time…

So what’s my solution? Yes, lock the door! (I’m sorry)  Danger, keep out!  Beware of the artist!  “Diaspora” is the title of the exhibition.  I’ll tell you more later. For now, a couple of recent works, possibles for the show. You do know that your comments here are very much appreciated?

painting of sky by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

painting of sky by Eoin Mac Lochlainn




  1. Hello Eoin, I do like the three you have shown in the post, they have a Caspar David Friedrich quality to them. The balance you achieved with your recent show on Inis Oirr with the ’empty fireplaces’ would be great to see reproduced in Dublin, best of luck for the build up.


  2. I go with the star Eoin. It represents hope to me and maybe to others. Your show will be wonderful. Wish I was there.
    Aunt Charlotte


  3. Love these Eoin! Seriously love them. Danm you man! Stop making me want more art around me! I can’t afford it. xxx


  4. Ciúin. Ciúin. Agus brónach.

    Silent. Silent. And some sadness.

    Strangely evocative. As always in your work.

    Have to say, whatever about the stress that may be arising for you at the moment, it certainly doesn’t show in your art, mister.

    Bail ó Dhia ar an obair,
    ag tnúth go mór leis an oscailt,


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