Reporter David Medcalf was welcomed to KIlcoole by painter Kelly Hood who brings humour to her paintings of cattle and wildlife that have become popular across the globe

Artists may be divided into two broad categories. There are the ones who lock themselves away and expect their work to speak for itself – think of Vincent van Gogh. And then there are those who let the world know about their existence and do not shy away from attention – think of Salvador Dali. Kelly Hood is certainly not a starve-in-a-garret sort of gal.

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