Over 30 years ago, I did a Diploma in Legal Studies at the College of Commerce, Rathmines. I rented a room in a house-share with art students from NCAD and Mountjoy Square. Life as an artist was something I’d never have dreamt of for myself, for a multitude of reasons, not least because I lacked talent. But I liked Art and had taken it for the Leaving Cert, my ability to answer the written parts of the exam compensating for my poor attempts at Still Life.
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