Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..
My current new series is all about pushing abstraction more than I have ever done before. Responding to my surrounding landscape and being so passionate about nature, forests and the open landscape. The colours are influenced by the bright vibrant summer light that is being experienced here in Ireland lately. This is only a shortContinue reading “Pushing Abstraction”
August.. The most violet of months out in the open landscape of Ireland. Mountains covered in heather of all shades of violets. It is a magical place to walk, up there in the mountains around this time of year. Those reddened violets and purples, all about to wither into golden browns and yellows and soonContinue reading “Before The Fall”
Walking down the trail from Maulin and I stop in the woods..
My painting ‘Ledge’, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 61cm x 61cm is currently being featured in Irish Artist -Irish Artist Info My inspirations for this painting derives from my many trips up into the open landscape of Wicklow National Park. Its vast sense of space and atmosphere with the constant moving and ever-changing skiesContinue reading “Featured Art Work : : Ledge”
The excitement of a work nearing conclusion! This piece will be on exhibit early next year..
Nothing but the sound of birds and the soft humid breeze here today. This was the top of one of the Wicklow mountains. Maulin, just above Crone woods. My eyes stretched so so far in all angles. I am working on a few pieces at the moment and this trip from the bottom where IContinue reading “Today”
This is from a walk up Djouce mountain I took recently, the one up behind the woods I venture out to most days. At the summit stood this giant jutting ‘gorilla-face-like’ piece of boulder. It stood in a communicative posture with it’s muscular physique of back and shoulders firmly grounded. Below in the distance, herContinue reading “Gorilla Face”
From yesterday’s hike up the mountains near Djouce woods with a good friend. Taken on my iPhone, this caught my eye in ways of colour, texture and surface..
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 “
From yesterday’s hike up Wicklow mountains. Where the sky eerily met the earth.
Yesterday spent outdoors. Today, my studio.. A mind filled All images from my phone.
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.
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 “
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”
‘Heather Roots Embrace’ I came across a lot of these on my trek up Wicklow mountains recently. Not unfamiliar, but just a small piece of the jigsaw building in my current work.