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Finished #WorkingInTheWindow in #Cabinteely Dublin 2017

#workinginthewindow at Sheila Considine Fashion Design, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin

#workinginthewindow was a great experience, thank you Sheila Considine for the opportunity. It was a great experience to talk to people while I was working.

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Getting ready – My easel setup in Sheila Considine’s fashion design shop.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 12th of October 2017, I’ll be painting a still life, in oil in Sheila Considine’s fashion shop in Cabinteely Co. Dublin. This evening I set up the easel – I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m really looking forward to it, talking about art and painting all day – what could be better?

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Exhibition in Dún Laoire

Pumpkins in a Row
I came across these pumpkins at halloween, they had beautiful colours and strong chunky forms, I just had to paint them.

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 exhibition opens on the 14th of February, 2015 – Sadly, I won’t be able to be in Dublin for the opening, but then I suppose such is the life of the diaspora.

It’s part of an ‘all day shopping event’  in Dúnlaoire for St. Valentine’s day 2015 & it’s great to be part of it. The artists exhibiting are Jackie Ball, Kate Bedell, Catherine Considine, Denise French, Denise Hussey, Myra Jago, Mary Kavanagh, Eithne Roberts, Linda Uhlemann and Mary Wallace.

Palette for Where in the World

The wooden dish of fruit in contrast is voluptuous – a week in summer when there was just too much to choose from in the local grocer – I just had to paint the lot. I think of it as a procession of summer, from the figs at the back through the apples and the little gooseberry at the side, all alone!

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After the Show

Coffee and scones the next day

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 – it has a great advantage of having a very good café, in plain sight of the gallery – so there I was the morning after, waiting for my collector and great friend to arrive – coffee, scones, and photos of my paintings on the table. Very nice.

Thank you to all in the store who made us so welcome.

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Tonight’s the Night

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.

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Where in the World

Summertime is great time for finding colourful things to paint. So, with great optimism, I set went down Green Lanes to visit all the green grocers and choose something fresh and bright to paint.

It was impossible to choose – I got home with too much for one painting and all of it perishable. And so then I thought ‘where in the world would you have the privileges of such riches’, and so the painting began.

I don’t always paint in such a linear fashion. In this case it was good to be organised to capture the fruit in full bloom.

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New Collectors

New tubes of paint

This last month brought 2 new collectors. I can replenish my dwindling supply of paint. It’s a great feeling, it feeds the art.

There’s a thrill in the piece on my easel now, an inclination to push the colour and form.

New tubes of paint

This last month brought 2 new collectors. I can replenish my dwindling supply of paint. It’s a great feeling, it feeds the art.

There’s a thrill in the piece on my easel now, an inclination to push the colour and form.

New tubes of paint

This last month brought 2 new collectors. I can replenish my dwindling supply of paint. It’s a great feeling, it feeds the art.

There’s a thrill in the piece on my easel now, an inclination to push the colour and form.

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Something going on

I’m mostly organised in my work, I remember a friend once described it as ‘gross efficiency’, and we laughed.

I’m mostly organised in my work, I remember a friend once described it as ‘gross efficiency’, and we laughed.

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Darker Than December

Darker Than December

Andrew Graham Dixon had a wonderful documentary on BBC4 the other evening, about Still Life – Apples, Pears and Paint: How to Paint a Still Life Painting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ny8wk. What with that, and the terrible storms now battering Ireland, this painting I did back in the winter of 2010 came to mind.