If the twinkle in Rosie McGurran's eye has notched up a degree or two, put it down to a hectic fortnight she spent in the US this summer.
The Belfast-born artist is best known for her work inspired by the abandoned island of Inis Lacken off the coast of Connemara, where Gerard Dillon lived in the 1950s.
Her interest was sparked by reading James McIntyre's Three Men on an Island, the story of his life...
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