Mary – I’m hoping you’ll stop by some day, here’s the portrait sketch – I’m so looking forward to seeing your sketch of me. I met Mary, an artist who was visiting Gallarus Oratory. We took each others photo with a view to doing a sketch. I think she was from Canada, but I may not […]
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 […]
Lately I’ve been concentrating on portraits trying to consolidate my ideas & figure out the practical side of things. Using a different medium too for working out the layout and colours. Pan Pastels are great to work loosely with – you apply with a foam tipped little plastic knife.
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 […]
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 […]
From my studio I see the New River – neither new nor a river, it was built by the Victorians to bring fresh water into London. It’s home to a lot of wildlife as you can well imagine. There’s a piece on it at the Wellcome Library Collection (opens in a new window).
The Dunlaoire Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition at Brian S Nolan (top floor with lift access) December 2014 We had a great time at the opening, the weather was bleak, but plenty of friends and collectors braved the elements and made it a great night. The exhibition is open daily until into the new year – […]
My first time exhibiting in my hometown of Dublin, Ireland – please come along if you can! Looking forward to seeing friends and meeting the other artists.
A great development this year has been that fineartamerica.com have installed a fulfilment centre in the UK to service UK & Europe, hopefully they’ll extend to the southern hemisphere next year too! I’ve carefully scanned my paintings so they produce quality images, click on the gallery slideshow below to see more. December 16th Last […]
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 […]