Peter Curling launches ‘Moody Mare’ a wonderful exhibition of paintings by Fethard based artist, Sophie Carpentieri. Fethard Horse Country Experience was packed to capacity for the launch on Friday April 5th where a great array of visitors travelled from near and far to support.

Curling who is very familiar with Sophie’s work described her as a wonderful enquiring mind that keeps getting better and better. Curling added, Moody Mare ‘…reflects the amazing variety of the things she has done’ and thinks ‘we’re very lucky to have her here and have a chance to see these paintings and it’s terrific that so many people have come to see the exhibition.’


Sophie reflects on her work and life in Fethard, noting:

‘If you make every decision based on aesthetic and ethical principles, where would it lead you?

Maybe to a gate lodge in Fethard. Where the sitting room has conveniently become a workshop and the chickens that roam freely will show you the way to the kettle. Where the passing clouds over Slievenamon and the sound of galloping horses dictates the rhythm of life in Fethard as well as the lines on the canvas.

As another blue moon rises, I start to wonder if this is all real and how lucky I am to be part of this wonderful community. So, welcome everyone to my first exhibition!’

‘Moody Mare’ continues in Fethard Horse Country Experience until April 27th, Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.