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Fergus Smith, Turmoil, 2019, 2020 , oil on canvas, 53 x 79cm.

Photographed at the Rua Red Winter Open Exhibition 2019/ 2020 ,Group Show 20 December , 2019 – 24 January 2020

 

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Fergus Smith,  Soft Day, 2017 ,oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm.

Purchased by the Office of Public Works, June 20th, 2017, for the Irish State Art Collection .Photographed at the  O P W cross border exhibition  Rathfarnham Castle.

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Fergus Smith, Emigrant, 2017,oil on canvas, 72 x 82 cm.

Photographed at the 2017 Degree Show ,NCAD , a sellout show on the opening night with further sales in the pursuing week.

Purchased June  21, 2017,by the Department of Foreign Affairs for their International State Art Collection , and selected for the Irish Ambassador’s residence in London.

 

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Lockdown , coronavirus.

Fergus Smith , April ,2020, bringing sea scenes on our back garden wall, to keep our heads straight,wall  paint on garden wall , some acrylics.

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Fergus Smith,Plan B , 1/5/2020, if Leo didn’t let us out. Wall paint on? Wall some acrylics

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Today

Made the sign of the cross today,  I trampled grass,till down it lay

In isolation I flattened  it out, these are lonely times,not a sinner about

A prayer for those who passed away from the corona virus that’s having its way, this invisible threat in each worrying day

statistics say, most will survive, but there’s so much loss so many lives,

The news each day says it won’t last, somtime soon, be a thing of the past ,    

like the trampled grass grows back and hides the outline of my sign, subsides,

but the hope’s still here , we’ll be together in healing, in love in fairer weather

we’ll shake hands and simply say hello hug each other and not let go.

26/3/2020
Fergus Smith

Ode to painting

Working On It

Painting pouring brushes knives

Sponges rags whatever applies

Removing paint to redo

Linking layers the painting through,

Underpainting part exposed

Like memories partly decomposed

Another link to time or place

An eroded shoreline or mountain space

what was what is what might have been

within the paintings

Is the theme.

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