East End Food Market in Riverhead is a project of East End Food Institute, held at 139 Main Rd, Riverhead. The Winter Market runs through April 30, 2022 on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The Summer Market takes place on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Visit the market to see EEA Member art work while you enjoy local farm, food, wine, and craft vendors as well as music and activities in partnership with other local nonprofit organizations. The market is a terrific first stop on your day trip to the East End, whether you plan to visit the North Fork or South Fork. Chat with vendors, staff, and volunteers to explore and learn more about our community!
'It's a Long Way from Clare to Here" by Tricia Kelly
Market Saturdays - April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30
Visit the artist in person at the EEA Artist Table on Market Days!
My collection is titled It's a Long Way from Clare to Here, which is the chorus to an Irish folk song. Clare is a county in the west of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way, an area where I find much inspiration and Here refers to the North Fork and lands northeast.
In my work, I am drawn to light and shadows. The North Fork and Ireland have some of the best natural light, which creates stunning photos with dazzling beauty. I work from these photos to create my paintings. My life lived on the North Fork and the time lived and visited in Ireland inspire me to re-vision these settings to capture this feeling of the land, people and animals that I love. I am drawn to American realist painters and also to the skies and landscapes of Irish artists such as Paul Henry, Emily Grace Mitchell and Jack B. Yeats
About the Artist
I am a North Fork of Long Island based artist. Born and raised on Long Island to a family of 4th generation farmers, specialty grocers and farm tractor/car designers, who immigrated from Ireland and Germany. I was educated in New York, Massachusetts, and in Dublin, Ireland. I am a contemporary landscape artist, specializing in acrylic and oil paintings of my beloved North Fork and Ireland.
All my life, I have loved to express myself creatively through drawing, sketching and screen print-making first as a teenager and then finally focusing on painting as an adult. I have worked in the legal field most of my life but have also worked as an educator and small museum director. My life took an unexpected turn in March 2016, when I was involved in a car accident in which I sustained major injuries that led to my return to art. Painting was an essential part of my healing process.
My work focuses on light and color but also details, whether I paint rural landscapes, seascapes or figurative work but am primarily a landscape painter.