Finally I get to update my site with an old series of work I did back between 2005 to 2007. A series titled ‘Urban Trail’ 2007 that I never got to photograph properly at the time. I have so many more but the old computer I had at the time broke down basically and IContinue reading “Urban Trail 2005-2007”
From a few nights ago, our first blue moon since 1974, (the year I was born). I felt compelled to paint a painting and wonder about how things were for my birth mother back then when I was a tiny newborn. I found this unfinished piece of writing a few months ago that I wroteContinue reading “Blue Moon 20”
Enlighten, a collaboration of artists in response to the poem, ‘What Peace Feels Like’ by Fidel Hogan Walsh My response to the poem was with a delicateness and empathy to the words written. The tranquil setting of soft mist rising from the lake and taking time out to just breathe and absorb the moment resonatedContinue reading “Lake”
My NEOWISE, my diary, all of me.. Here is an experience ‘in your environment’ of my latest painting, ‘Diary of NEOWISE’ (I hope)
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”
My recent painting, titled ‘Debris’ Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 40cm x 4cm Detail close ups of painting
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”
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”
Here is a small new work, untitled for now. Sometimes I paint these smaller ones while I am working on a larger scale painting. They help stop the over thinking and allow a sense of release when moving between the small and the larger scale
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”
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.
It is very hard to sit down and write ‘what my art is about’. I never really get it right! that’s true for years!.. So every now and again I try to re-write my artist statement with the hope I’m understood that bit better.. Lots of things come to mind when I paint and forContinue reading “The Artist Statement..a fear”
This came about on the top of Scarr mountain a few days ago. Looking out over the valley and onto the distant hills and forests. I followed the line of trails with my eye like a virtual map in front of me. Trying to work out my surroundings and where I was in relation toContinue reading “A Hike on Scarr Mountain”
New from the studio, oil and beeswax on stretched paper. The surface of the paper is primed with PVA and layers of gesso. I began with the drawing in charcoal and pencil with thin layers of paint ade transparent to reveal the under drawing detail. I also used oils mixed with cold wax to pushContinue reading “Oil on Paper”
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.