I went to the last day of Kim Gordon exhibition in the IMMA. One or two of the paintings were okay at best & there was a sign with dead machines written on it. The rest was totally meh. If I'm being honest, rubbish. Saw the Lucien Freud & Jack B Yeates exhibitions. They are proper painters. The could do it all.
i've been watching some of this chap's videos - an art restorer in the states - and they're quite relaxing. there's a full ASMR version of this video, of him just scraping varnish off a painting, if that's your bag:
spoiler alert: the videos can be a bit repetitive.