Eoin O’Conaill – Artist’s statement

As a documentary photographer looking at the Irish landscape. I have gained an insight and appreciation for the landscape and lifestyle in the midlands. I think just having the time to focus on my work uninterrupted has allowed me to progress this project and myself as an artist and I have produced some of my strongest work to date.

The friendly atmosphere, the studios and living space have been fantastic. The area of Belmont is a beautiful setting and I am humbled by how friendly and accommodating all who I have met and photographed have been.

Big thanks to Tom, Sandy and family for the welcome, opportunity and for working to provide such a great facility for artists and the local community. July 2008