Since becoming a full time artist in 1996, Senan has produced around 200 paintings a year often working on six or seven paintings at the one time and regularly exhibits in Sol Art Gallery, Gormley’s in Dublin and the Bold Art Gallery in Galway. Last year in October, Senan O’Brien took part with other well known Irish artist like Bono’s pal Guggi, Felim Egan and Paul Kelly, in an exhibition for ‘Operation Smile’ a charity that provides essential operations for children with severe facial disfigurements. The successful event in the National College of Art and Design Gallery and was opened by the broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan..
The test I remember best was climbing a very high mast terrifying for someone like me with no head for heights. There were safety nets supported by a number of thick concrete posts but if any unfortunate faller happened to land on a post he would not be in good shape! I felt and still feel that this test was more suitable for the navy in Napoleonic times. During this course, and indeed all the courses we had to pass before gaining a commission, several candidates failed and had to return to sea duties, retaining the rank of Ordinary Seaman.
Whilst running a hospital in Belgium our colonel told us we were being flown to this concentration camp. We had never flown before, but were put in a Dakota a frightening experience and then trucked to Belsen. It was so terrible we cried ourselves to sleep for many nights in our tents two miles away.
I was first asked to design a water detection system in the late 70 whilst working as for Vikingshaw Products Ltd. Our Mother company Vikingshaw Ltd at that time built computer rooms around the country and Vinkshaw Products supplied them with Power Distribution Units etc. The first systems were simple in there design being DC based with PCBS for sensors and control units with a simple buzzer and lamp.
My first respect for the world of poetry happened sometimes in 1982. I was having a chart with an uncle of mine whom I respect so much for his brilliance and intelligence. I had just gotten an admission into Teacher Training College and at the same time was preparing for my GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations.
She married Dennis LaVarier on August 21, 1965 in Morris, IL and he precedes her in death. Daisy worked as a production assembler at Champion Laboratories. She is survived by her children, Michelle Crooks of Grayville, IL, Sandra (Harry) Black of New Haven, IL, and Jeffery (Deana) LaVarier of Mt.