The FERN Collection at O' Neill Coffee, Skibbereen.

I am delighted to have my new FERN collection of 7 archival giclee prints up in the beautiful space that is O’ Neill Coffee in my hometown of Skibbereen in West Cork.

Here are the 'Atlantic Hybrid Shield-fern' and the 'Hay-scented Buckler-fern' which are in the back room downstairs at the café.

For anyone that isn’t familiar with the café, it opened 2 years ago and used to be a grocery shop. It was left like so many of the empty buildings in town until owner Colm renovated and opened it as a café. The interior is a really nice mix of original features from the old grocery shop, a painted concrete floor and white walls with exposed patches of the original distressed paint. Such a special place, and the coffee and local treats are so good too. Be sure to call in if you are in the area.

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This feature wall on the stairway is one of my favourite parts of O’ Neill Coffee. I love the mix of old and new and all the layers of built up paint that show the buildings history. You may recognise this ‘Lace Fern’ print- this is a large framed version from a small limited edition. All the work on show is professionally framed and the new FERN Collection is framed in beautiful dark wooden frames.

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There are some framed originals from a different series upstairs as well. Thanks to Colm for giving me free reign and letting me show my work and to my hubby Kev for the drilling and hanging skills. And also to little Emilia as we had to wake her up super early to set up the work before the café opened.