The 1st Kilburn Festival in London, May 2015

The 1st Kilburn Festival in London (link opens in a new  page) is being held on the weekend of the 22nd to the 24th of May. The organisers have arranged an event raffle in aid of the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, and I’m happy that they have accepted my painting of Mount Brandon as a prize for […]

Exhibition in Dún Laoire

I have 3 still life paintings in the upcoming exhibition at the Dúnlaoire Art Gallery (opening St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2015), funky, traditional & large, I like the rustic organic nature of them. The blue violet on the ageing skin of the pumpkins & the whacky height of the brussels sprouts on the stalk. The […]

The Cliffs of Moher, West Clare, Brian Boru and the Considine Connection

I haven’t managed a successful painting of the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare yet. I was happy with the colours & forms in my last picture, but the composition lacks balance. I have a feeling that if I can experience a day of turbulent sky there, I’m sure I can make it work, especially […]

Colours of the Wild Atlantic Way

September 2014 and I turned to a young visitor at Clogher strand and said “where are the waves?”, he spontaneously replied “we were promised them too!!” The water was really still. The air was so calm that I didn’t even need the tent pegs to secure my easel up on the headland. I struggled in […]