A photograph I took of artist and dear friend, Pauline Bewick was in the Sunday Independent today. She has been an inspiration to me during all the years I have known her. Creativity is her life and not a job. She thinks with her pencils and brushes and loves with all her heart. She is a realist, not a romantisist and has a lust for learning that even now at this stage in her life is a joy to be around. You laugh, you debate, you rethink your life when in the presence of this magnificent, humble woman. I took this photo especially to mark her 80th birthday. We drove into the Kerry mountains and she proceeded to scramble bare footed across the gorse and heather to sit on her favourite rock.
Pauline will be in conversation with Niall Macmonagle at Listowel writer's week on Saturday 2nd June at 5pm in the Plaza centre. Tickets can be booked through the writers week website.
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