Friday, February 17, 2012

Deborah O'Keeffe's Oil paintings of Ireland and Hudson Valley on Permanent exhibition at the Quiet Man Pub

I am delighted to announce that some of my work will be on exhibition at the Quiet Man Public House If you do not see what you like there, you can always purchace a painting from this site,or send me a photo and I would be happy to paint it for you. Just send me an, and I will get back to you.  I hope to change the work every few months, so please stop in and see whats new.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Opening Night at the Quiet man Pub and H gallery

What a wonderful experience. The opening reception at the Quiet Man Pub was wonderful. A bit more of a reunion rather than a reception, but I still managed to sell 3 paintings and 2 of them were to people I did not know. Around 70 people attended the evening. It was interesting to have an exhibition in a Pub, but I do believe allot more people came out on that Monday night after the Super Bowl because it was not in a gallery. I think alternative locations for exhibitions is a good idea. Some people are intimidated by galleries, but would have no problem with going in for a drink and then having a look at the art. We converted the Pub into a gallery on Monday afternoon using easels that my Husband Pat made for me. The bar put out a lovely spread of food and pints were flowing. A harpist played Irish music in the background. We finished up around 10pm. The next morning we were up early to take the exhibition down and the walk it all down the street to the H gallery. The exhibition will continue at the H Gallery Steel imagination on 1 south Division Street in Peekskill until the 14th of February.  We had another reception on Tuesday night at the gallery, I am tired but it was worth it. I have decided to leave some of my work in The Quiet Man Pub on display and for sale. I have not lived in Peekskill for 16 years but the people I knew all those years ago made me feel that no time had passed. It was like we continued where we left off. It is a wonderful feeling to know you are blessed with so many good friends, Absence does make the heart grow fonder,