Exhibition : : Signal Open 2015

I have 2 paintings in this year’s third annual open call show, ‘Signal Open’ 2015 at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. The exhibition runs from August 4th to August 16th, with a formal opening Aughst 7th at 7PM – 9PM. All are welcome! The two paintings chosen are ‘Memory Loss’ and ‘Here One Day’

170715 : Immersed  

From today.  Work in progress 170715: I’m almost there with this piece. My hike the other day up Wicklow mountains, where the sky practically met the earth has influenced this in a big way. Along with yesterday’s torrential rain that fell solid and heavy on my studios thin roof as I painted. It was asContinue reading “170715 : Immersed  “

New Canvas

New canvas, new work!  I get most of my canvas stretched to my own specs and preferences. It’s important to me that the canvas and stretchers I work on are of best quality, hard wearing and really thick and strong. This means that my several layering, texturing and mixed media applications last permanently without weakeningContinue reading “New Canvas”

Today  : : 180515

 Today’s location of inspiration. Taken on my iPhone, here a few clips of what excites me today. They will most likely become part of some of my next pieces. The atmosphere was stark and warm and the only sounds were of nature itself.        

Work In Progress # ‘stop point’ 

This is a work in progress.. I never know where a painting will go when I begin and sometimes I wonder more for the finished ones.. It’s hard to put a ‘stop point’ on a work at times. I think it’s more organic than that.. It’s interesting how the dialogue changes through creating a visualContinue reading “Work In Progress # ‘stop point’ “

Footbridge :: new painting 

A new little piece finished today. I think It should be titled ‘footbridge’ … Inspired by a trek in the Wicklow mountains at the back of the Djouce woods where the top of powerscourt waterfall begins. There was a footbridge.. it brought thoughts to mind.. Finding my feet and introducing myself to a new surrounding.Continue reading “Footbridge :: new painting “

Places I Go #2

Here is an example of the atmosphere and environment of where I love to spend a lot of my time. These places in nature fuel my art when I get back to the studio. I think a short video, even just from my phone captures an idea of the experience. The sounds, movements and visualContinue reading “Places I Go #2”

Something From the Past

Something from the past.. A sketch I did last year from memory. I photographed it using a shallow depth of field f2.8 on my camera lens. Then I uploaded it to my computer and manipulated it with some textured layering on photoshop. The original drawing was a gift to my brother for his civil partnershipContinue reading “Something From the Past”

Places I Go #1

This is something I came across recently on a walk out in the Djouce woods nearby. Another image to fuel my visual memory. What appealed to me here was the forest edge in the background and the tree stumps leading to it. It brought a profound sense of self awareness and the reminder that weContinue reading “Places I Go #1”

Platform for Art

In this ever growing age of the internet, art is finding a strong platform on the internet and it seems the way for the future for artists who constantly get turned away by art galleries. Finally there is good opportunity for artists to get their work out there and to be seen and appreciated byContinue reading “Platform for Art”