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. Among School Children, by W.B. Yeats I walk through the long schoolroomContinue reading “Responding to ‘Among School Children’, by W.B. Yeats”
A small part of how this painting came about.
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.
Current times made me re-look at this painting that I painted a small few weeks back. Art and music are more than ever so important right now. I don’t want to mention the, what I think is now the new ‘C’ word. There is too much negativity out there right now and these times areContinue reading “Chaos Without Order”
I am happy to say that a small selection of my paintings are now available as limited edition, museum-quality giclée prints. They are created using the finest archival pigment inks presented on Hahnemühle 310gsm paper and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Available in a variety of sizes here.
I am delighted to donate 3 little paintings for a very worthy cause to the Jack and Jill Foundation. Incognito 2020
One of the many things that make me stop on my tracks while out on hikes is the sound of creaking trees. I just love that sound so much and it is very comforting to me for whatever reason. The creaks vary in levels of sound and speed depending on the weather conditions and theContinue reading “Soundwaves of a Creaking Tree”
I unintentionally painted this entire painting upside down. I came to a point were I didn’t want to go any further with it. It was just ‘done’, in my mind but there was something really bothering me about where it came to. I turned it upside down, and it seemed to work immediately. How funny..
I enjoy how colours talk to each other and the challenge of making them work within one shared space. Line and texture fall into that same venture at some point and pose similar challenges. I never really know where a painting is going until almost the end. I can’t usually tell when, until I comeContinue reading “Communication”
A large scale work in progress.. It’s a question of what survives and what must give in.
Finding balance in every way is relevant to how we live and exist.
For all who have loved and lost, bereavement floats on strange waters..
I am thrilled to have my work photographed and now posted to my website here in Work 7. This work came about so fast and is continuing into the next pieces with a small change in direction. I am looking at opening the space more in the work as per my post last week. IContinue reading “Work 7”
Painting in oils and coldwax. Mixed with drawing and mark making in charcoal and pencil. Full moon was on my mind at the time of making this painting and I was very much affected by a recent full moon at the time of when this came work about.