I have been engaged in painting Irish motifs for a long time. Due to my great love for this mysterious country I was thinking about how I could paint original motifs using an authentic domestic medium and pigments to get a specific Irish style.
I came up with the idea to paint with something that was produced in Ireland, which is recognizable by every living soul on the Emerald Island.
I lived in Dublin 8 close enough to Guinness brewery to constantly smell that magic fragrance that is spread over several districts of Dublin while the cereals are prepared and cooked in the process of making beer.
Years later I moved to a small heritage town called Roscrea in the heart of Tipperary. I was lucky to rent a well known legendary old Irish pub called Hennessey’s Bar. The pub still gives me a feeling from that time, of course. I turned this pub into my Art Studio but it still did not lose its magic, especially since I learned that once Bono came in this very pub and drank a pint of Guinness.
So it seems to me this was destiny and all the signs around me were pointed to Guinness but I did not notice it then.