My life in a few paragraphs:
Iris O'Connor, born in Germany, moved to Ireland 20 years
ago, now married to himself (Mr. O'Connor) with dog (Jack) and cat (Mouse).
Don't work 9-5 as I can not imagine doing the same job day after day
but try to help himself buy food for the animals by having a few part-time
One of them happens to be Sunday work in a second-hand bookshop, my
very own library so to speak.
I am entirely self-taught and that self teaching started at an early
age (so I'm told) and is an on-going process.
It all began with stones. I collected them, washed them and painted
them, gave them away to good homes and when I moved to Ireland I discovered
slate. The result can be seen on the 'Slate and
Stone' page on this website.
My line drawings started in school (where else?) but developed seriously
later on. Because both the pebble work and the drawings are very controlled
I thought I needed to 'let go' a bit and that got me onto the mixed
media paintings I'm creating now. It wasn't easy, believe me! In
the beginning we had a few arguments, the paintings in progress and
me, because of my reluctance to hand over above mentioned control. But
eventually I started to listen to my intuition. Hope you like the result
of my learning experience.
And then there's the photography. I've always
had a camera but didn't take it seriously until about 3 years ago. Still
plenty of room for improvement, but I like some of them a lot. Hope
you do too. I'll keep trying
I won't even talk about the digital stuff.
LOVE IT. And there are hundreds of images sitting on my computer waiting
to be released into cyberspace.
That's it in a nutshell, now go to the top of the page and put your
mouse over any one of the pretty pictures to get inside the site and
have a good look around.
Thanks for looking at my creations,
hope you like them as much as I do!
I'm still trying to fill out my
website with words, so please excuse the empty spaces. Just thought you
might like to see my work. I promise to put some effort into the site
whenever I get a chance.