Diary of NEOWISE

This is a new painting I just finished yesterday. I may have mentioned in a past post somewhere here on my blog or on my social media that I like to title work around cosmic events at a given time. I think that is where my previous painting ‘The solar Wind of Comet SAWN’ cameContinue reading “Diary of NEOWISE”

Debris

My recent painting, titled ‘Debris’ Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 40cm x 4cm Detail close ups of painting

Westival 2020

I am really happy my painting, ‘Communication’ has been selected for Westival 2020 launching October 21st and will run for 3 weeks. Due to current times, the show has been moved to the virtual world and can be seen on the link above or on their website https://westival.ie/ This years exhibition was an open callContinue reading “Westival 2020”

Making ‘The Solar Wind of Comet SWAN

I finally got my time lapse video finished of how my recent painting, ‘The Solar Wind of Comet SWAN’ came about. It began with the abstract expressive drawings and washes and the as I went on I began to refine the work. It is a diptych of 2 panels on deep edge extra fine canvas,Continue reading “Making ‘The Solar Wind of Comet SWAN”

Fire in the Sky

I took my camera out again the other night with eager eyes full of hunger, indulging upon our night skies. I was so overwhelmed yet again by the magical light show of wonder as I explored it with such incomprehension. It is because of these moments, which I have experienced throughout my life from asContinue reading “Fire in the Sky”

The Seven Sisters

One more of our milky way taken from Sugar Loaf, looking out over the hill towards Greystones lights below. That looks like Pleiades consolation (I could be wrong) there hovering the milk way, looking like a ring of diamonds leading the way as her flowy dress floats in a cosmic drift below.. I am ecstaticContinue reading “The Seven Sisters”

Star Gazer

A glance at our Milky Way tonight. Its been a while since I took my camera to the stars. I am overwhelmed to say the least and reminded again.. at how small we really are. I am so inspired again too.I saw the rings of Saturn tonight with Galactic Wicklow (check them here btw –Continue reading “Star Gazer”

‘Torso’ Re-Visited 2019-2020

Re-working ‘Torso’ which began last year in early 2019, this is one of 3 paintings I have re-visited in the past few months. In this first video below I am sharing some of my thoughts on what I was up to before finishing the painting a couple of days ago. The figure has emerged againContinue reading “‘Torso’ Re-Visited 2019-2020”

Shared Space (Revisited)

My recent revisit to a work from 2019. Shared Space (Revisited)Oil on Canvas,40cm x 40cm x 4cm2019 – 2020 Revisiting this work from last year with new ideas and new found colour expression. You could say I just painted over it but its still there beneath and very much still alive to me. ‘Shared Space’,Continue reading “Shared Space (Revisited)”

‘The Humidity of an August Starry Night’

Studio Session August 2020

From my recent studio sessions of this painting in the making. Here are 2 different stages one after the other. The refining and problem solving continues..

The Humidity of an August Starry Night Sky

A work in progress and time lapse video documentation of process.

Revisiting ‘Someone Was Here’ 2019 2020-Stage I

This is a painting from 2019 that I am revisiting. Where I have come to in my current ongoing series of work began in 2019 and my style is constantly evolving. Colour has become something I really want to bring into the work especially lately in these COVID dark times. Colour has become something IContinue reading “Revisiting ‘Someone Was Here’ 2019 2020-Stage I”

The Solar Wind of Comet SWAN

My latest painting, hung as diptych but can be separate. I just finished this diptych yesterday. It was a troublesome one and took longer than other paintings to get to a place I was happy with so I hope the time and work paid off. I started it early in the COVID19 lockdown and IContinue reading “The Solar Wind of Comet SWAN”

Incognito 2020

Here are my 3 tiny paintings I can finally reveal that I donated and sold at Lavitt Gallery Cork and Sol Art, Dublin, for this year’s Incognito 2020 in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Delighted for the success of the exhibition, all who took part and especially for the children who needContinue reading “Incognito 2020”

Art Work Revisited ‘Commimication’

I’ve been revisiting this painting the past few days and as each time I looked at it, I felt it needed a different conclusion , especially because of the direction my work is going. I am more at ease with its development so I think this painting has come to a better place now… SomeContinue reading “Art Work Revisited ‘Commimication’”

Watching the Stars Watching You

A small part of how this painting came about.

The Small Ones

The beginnings of a new work. Quick rough sketching and mark making with pencil. The drawing is an opportunity to be expressive and free. They are inspired by my walks and trails I map as I walk. I am also inspired by the rocks and boulders that I come across scattered in the landscape ofContinue reading “The Small Ones”

In the Studio

This is a small snip of today’s recording of a current work in progress. It is a diptych in 100 x 100 cm (or both at 50cm x 100cm) that I am working on. They can live either together or apart I am hoping, at the finished stage. I forget to hit record sometimes betweenContinue reading “In the Studio”

Making Space for Pink and Order

This is one of the fun parts of making the painting. One of the expressive parts for colour, as the values form from lights into darks. It’s almost like the colour is dancing along with the under drawing’s lead.