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Artist Sorca O’Farrell

“Towards the Light”

Exhibition runs from Monday 17th November’14 until 7th December’14

“For many years Sorca O'Farrell has walked the hills of her native Howth and with this impressive new collection of work she brings us along with her. Her visual exploration and extensive research of her subject matter draw us into her world, where we are taken on a journey from darkness to light. The eye is drawn from the blackness of the foregrounds to glimmers of colour and light towards the horizon, conjuring up the phenomenon of new growth after mountain gorse fires. This transition also suggests possibilities for hope and reinvention, the drawn paths and fields leading towards and through the vividness of sunlight and wild heather. O'Farrell has developed a technique of building up her images using a process of adding and subtraction - layering on and erasing marks using charcoal and paint until the final surface texture is arrived at. This gives us highly personal works of great depth and tension which summon up images of windblown grass, changing landscapes and her well-travelled path.”

Una Sealy A.R.H.A.


  • Born; Dublin, Ireland 1960
  • Graduate of I.A.D.T. Fine Art Diploma
  • Graduate of N.C.A.D Fine Art Degree [Honours], Teaching Diploma [with distinction]
  • Lectured at 3 rd level; Dun Laoghaire School of Art & Design, [Drawing]
  • St.Patricks College Drumcondra [Drawing & 3D]
  • Taught at 2nd level; City of Dublin V.E.C. Parnell Square, St. Fintans High School
  • Up-coming Exhibition; ‘Art at The House’ Solo Show November 2014 ‘Towards the
  • Light’
  • Previous Exhibitions; National Gallery of Ireland( Celebration of Drawing)2009
  • Kildare Artists Notebook 2007
  • Cow Parade 2004, Solo Show Howth 2002,Guinness Hop Store 1989
  • Mini Print Exhibition 1986,Grapevine Arts Centre 1984
  • Collections ; A.I.B. Art Collection, Trinity College Dublin(Professor Anne Crookshank)
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Office of Public Works
  • Recent Commissions; Portrait of Emily O Reilly for Office of The Ombudsman(2013)
  • ‘ Map of Howth ‘ for Howth Tourism(2012)
  • Attends weekly Life Drawing sessions at R H A Dublin 2014,2013,2012



“My current work is a direct emotional response to the landscape I walk in. I use various materiels and elements;paint & charcoal,light & dark ,to build up a visual description of the feeling of moving through the fields and paths around where I live.”


Sorca O’Farrell