I always listen to music when painting. If I am painting detail or something gentle I
usually listen to classical music or laid back folk or guitar music. If I'm feeling more
energetic or working on something a bit 'looser' then I listen to electronic or house
music. I prefer music without lyrics as the words tend to distract me from my painting.
This photo is of my time at the Cill Railiag art retreat in Kerry, west of Ireland. The
studio cottages are close to each other and I thought it best not to upset the neighbours
...hence the headphones which I don't normally wear.