painting by Michael-Francis Cartwright

King island series – Cill Rialaig, Ireland

Michael Francis Cartwright


oil on linen

73 x 93 cm


catalogue number MFCP13

This series of paintings came from our second residency at the Cill Rialaig Art Project in county Kerry, Ireland. Every morning before sunrise I would leave our old miners cottage perched on the cliffs over looking the ocean to paint the changing colours of the weather coming in from the Great Atlantic. The wind could be so strong it would whip the water up from the surface in little cyclones, like Willy Willies whipping up dust in the Australian outback, they would skip along the coast and scream like banshees.