Meditation in Time of Civil War

An invite by Hamilton Gallery, Co. Sligo, Ireland to participate in a group exhibition, responding to the poem by W.B Yeats, ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War’. The exhibition will open virtually and open to the public on Yeats Day, June 13th 2021 Written over seven sections it is replete with powerful and compelling imageryContinue reading “Meditation in Time of Civil War”

Artist Interview

Here is an in depth interview about my art that I did recently with Ruan Shields recently.

The Humidity of and August Starty Night

I started this painting at the beginning of July 2020 with a few scribbles on this canvas and then went blank on it for weeks. Then one night in August I went all colour expressive with it, it ended up here. A closer look at this painting I finished last August 2020. I made aContinue reading “The Humidity of and August Starty Night”

Imagine Solo Show

Join me Monday at 2pm for my online solo exhibition with Imagine artists group at Hambly and Hambly at Dunbar House. All new works and all available through Ciara on 00 44 7808 010327.🌺🦋🌺https://facebook.com/NorthernIrishArts/

Alpha Centauri

My first painting for 2021 I am thrilled to be awarded for the winning painting at Enlighten call at Hambly & Hambly, a great start to the new year. I was drawn to the beautiful bright colours of the work of Adrienne Finnerty’s sculptural relief piece titled ‘Show the world you light, your bright, theContinue reading “Alpha Centauri”

Working Title – Neowise

Pieces of ‘Neowise’ coming together. Early stages ✨🙂 Here are some pieces of my current painting in progress. I was inspired to make a large scale painting back in the summer this year around comet NEOWISE which was soaring our skies at the time. I left it to breathe for the past few months asContinue reading “Working Title – Neowise”

‘The Humidity of an August Starry Night’

After The Rain : : Process Video

This is a small part of how a painting I painted 2019 came about. It was mostly on my phone so apologies for the low quality in parts. I have recordings of other recent work in progress from my camera that I will be putting together soon. Here is my painting, ‘After the Rain’, 40cmContinue reading “After The Rain : : Process Video”

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”

Responding to ‘Among School Children’, by W.B. Yeats

Here is a small piece on a painting I did in response the poem ‘Among School Children’ by W.B. Yeats. It is part of an exhibition of 115 invited artists by Hamilton Gallery, Sligo to coincide with Yeats Day celebrations this June 13th. Plato thought nature but a spume that playsUpon a ghostly paradigm ofContinue reading “Responding to ‘Among School Children’, by W.B. Yeats”

Art Work Revisited â€˜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 â€˜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”

Untitled

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.

Coriolis Force

Aligning the Planets

Re-worked 2020Over the past few months looking back at this painting from 2019, the more I looked at it, the more I felt it needed refining. So I revisited it these past few strange weeks.

Re-Aligning

Detail of a ‘Aligning the Planets’ painting that I am revisiting at the moment.. For the past year I thought this painting was finished, but I’m feeling a new energy with it now. Some detail sections below. Full size 100cm x 100cm, oil and cold wax on linen