It is said that when people are told they are going to die, they see things differently. That was certainly the case with me. I came out of the hospital and truly saw how beautiful the world was for the first time. How blue the sky, how green the grass. Everything looked more than real. To me, it still does. Hyper-real.
A vintage Victorian-style plate with more realistic birds, this is one of a series of paintings to be exhibited for the first time in August’s “Birdsong” exhibition at Ballymena Library.