Welcome to The Secret Gallery Blog!
The Secret Gallery is a continuation on the secret theme of, secret gardens and albergues or refuges which we set up along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. So far the Secret Gallery focuses on art in the form of, paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and artist’s books. We intend to extend, elaborate and embellish this, doing creative things in the garden and outhouses, as well as more site specific work. Perhaps getting other artists and creative people involved. So far it is James and I, we call ourselves The Secret Gardeners, we know very little about gardening in the traditional sense of the word, none the less I find it a suitable word to describe what we do! Starting with little seeds and whispering Grow Grow Grow!
At the moment the Secret Gallery looks out on the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. At night, from my studio I can see a lighthouse. It is a perfect location after the semi deserted villages and the dry dusty tracks that criss cross the endless wheat fields of the meseta in Spain where we spent the last three years. There we gave out all sorts of teas and coffee, and a fairly wide assortment of food, ranging from muesli bars and Magdelanas which are little sponge cakes, to elaborate midnight curries and seafood platters to which James would astonish hungry pilgrims with! Here, at least for the moment we will only be feeding the soul and imagination, but food for the body wont be too far away!
If you would like to visit the Secret Gallery in the physical sense, Currently we are located at Luogh North, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland. Please see the map page for directions.