I had a high summer.
17 years ago, I shingled the south side of Paddy Doyle’s Hotel and added to the windowsills and trim. They got a couple coats of paint, and I moved back into the studio to work on exhibitions.
17 years later, the windows needed a lot of love. They are just over 180 years old. This was their year. So up on a scaffold, and up on a ladder I went. Summer of 2022. Every few years you just need to putty a window light or scrape a knot. Seal it and paint it again. Time well spent.
I am back on the ground now, and happy to be so. Looking after an 1841 Hotel is a privilege.
You will be hearing from me soon, as we document a new body of Art called “the Find” for the web site. A trove of really good work found in a storage shed. More soon…
Harlan and Maureen too.