We are delighted to host an exhibition of the latest works by renowned Cork artist Michael Downes. Entitled 'Local and Irish', the exhibition is showing at Hayfield Manor from Friday 13th November to Sunday 15th November, 10a.m. to 8p.m. daily.
The pieces feature a wonderful mix of both city scenes and scenic countryside landscapes, exposing the beauty that is to be found in both the city and county of Cork. The pieces are a mix of acrylic, watercolour and oils.
Having worked closely with Michael to bring this great exhibition to Hayfield Manor, I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand his passion for his work, and have loved learning the stories behind the various pieces.....for a Cork girl I still have a lot to learn about the landscape of my native county!
If you get the chance over the weekend you should pop in and see the exhibition. Michael himself will be present for the duration of the exhibition, and will be conducting live painting demonstrations daily at 11a.m. and 3p.m.
Let him show you the principles of art, and you may even find the perfect Christmas present for a friend or loved one. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit Hayfield Manor and this wonderful exhibition over the weekend - with nothing but rain forecast what else would you be doing!