This is the closing reception held at Seamus Ennis Arts Centre of my solo exhibition, ‘Wanderings’ (Easter Snow Gallery). With guest speaker and Aosdána member, Éamon Colman who speaks about the work and his own response to it. There is an essay that he wrote which can be read at the end of the videoContinue reading “Artist Talk with Éamon Colman”
Hidden Histories is an exhibition of 11 invited artists with a connection to Tipperary, to produce work in response to ideas and interpretations around the discovery of a horse’s skull and what it means, which was found in the foundations of The Old School in Drangan county Tipperary, which is now an artefact concealed inContinue reading “Hidden Histories”
I am so happy to be amongst a list of such wonderful artists for Three Rooms exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo. This show has been postponed on several occasions due to Covid restrictions ever since 2020 but it is finally here and we’ll worth the wait. It opens tomorrow Sat 23rd of April at 3pmContinue reading “Three Rooms”
Here is an in depth interview about my art that I did recently with Ruan Shields recently.
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”
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/
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”
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”
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”
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’”
New Stitches, 2007An oil collage on canvas in 70cm x 70cm x 4cm I’ve been clearing out and reorganising my studio space and I came across this old painting from ‘Urban Trail’ series from 2007, when I lived in Limerick city for a few years. I was surprised to see some old techniques that IContinue reading “New Stitches, 2007”
A small part of how this painting came about.
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”
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.
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.