A single piece of Valentia Island Slate. The image depicted is what emerged after staring at it for perhaps a year. What eventually emerged was an Image of Charon ferrying across the Styx. However while carving and putting on the Gold Leaf, a radio interview with a family being made homeless by a vulture fund landlord came on the radio and it seemed an appropriate title for the piece.
It can be hung as a low relief sculpture for outdoors or if required framed to hang simply as a painted stone
Noel was born in Skerries, North County Dublin. Although his formal art education was in the School of Art Dun Laoghaire, he considers himself to be a self taught artist. After some years working as a draughtsman / graphic designer / technical illustrator in Dublin, London, and Co. Donegal, he now lives and works in his home town of Skerries, where the maritime traditions of the area are his main inspiration. He works in watercolours, oil, acrylic, lithography and sculpture. Noel has work in private collections in UK, Europe, USA and Australia.
The Iontas Small Works
The Royal Ulster Academy, (RUA)
The Ulster Arts Club, Belfast Annual Open
Numerous Group Shows throughout Ireland
Parachute Café Gallery
Village Art Gallery Skerries
Ulster Arts Club Painting Award 1995
Boyle Open 2015 (3rd. Prize)