Making ‘The Solar Wind of Comet SWAN

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”

Star Gazer

A glance at our Milky Way tonight. Its been a while since I took my camera to the stars. I am overwhelmed to say the least and reminded again.. at how small we really are. I am so inspired again too.I saw the rings of Saturn tonight with Galactic Wicklow (check them here btw –Continue reading “Star Gazer”

‘Torso’ Re-Visited 2019-2020

Re-working ‘Torso’ which began last year in early 2019, this is one of 3 paintings I have re-visited in the past few months. In this first video below I am sharing some of my thoughts on what I was up to before finishing the painting a couple of days ago. The figure has emerged againContinue reading “‘Torso’ Re-Visited 2019-2020”

Shared Space (Revisited)

My recent revisit to a work from 2019. Shared Space (Revisited)Oil on Canvas,40cm x 40cm x 4cm2019 – 2020 Revisiting this work from last year with new ideas and new found colour expression. You could say I just painted over it but its still there beneath and very much still alive to me. ‘Shared Space’,Continue reading “Shared Space (Revisited)”

Lush : Part 1 and 2

Every so often I revisit a painting that resonates unresolved in the back of my mind. Here is ‘Lush’ forming a conclusion of sorts. Inspired by the warm summer sensations of a mid July and the colours that it brings. Tree stumps amongst an array of beauty and colour, where the foxglove dominates for aContinue reading “Lush : Part 1 and 2”

Studio Session #20/08

Here is today’s studio session where I am continuing one of a number of works on the go at the moment. This painting is because of Comet Neowise.. Sometimes I just get the urge to mark cosmic events however little or large its significance.

Studio Session August 2020

From my recent studio sessions of this painting in the making. Here are 2 different stages one after the other. The refining and problem solving continues..

The Humidity of an August Starry Night Sky

A work in progress and time lapse video documentation of process.

Revisiting ‘Someone Was Here’ 2019 2020-Stage I

This is a painting from 2019 that I am revisiting. Where I have come to in my current ongoing series of work began in 2019 and my style is constantly evolving. Colour has become something I really want to bring into the work especially lately in these COVID dark times. Colour has become something IContinue reading “Revisiting ‘Someone Was Here’ 2019 2020-Stage I”

Chaos Without Order

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”

Hopping Streams

Untitled

The Artist Statement..a fear

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”

Work 7

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”

Sparrow Hawk Mountain

Trying to fix a painting.. inspired by thoughts and visual awareness from my hike today..well yesterday now.. terrains, tree felling, January sunset, tree stumps, wild winds over Lough Tay and spying on sparrow hawk trying to fly against the winds.. .

First painting of 2019

This is my first painting of 2019 which is almost finished. For some reason the thoughts of the planets aligning came to mind somewhere during the process. It could be to do with a philosophical conversation I had with my father when I was back home for Christmas. We were talking about the idea ofContinue reading “First painting of 2019”

News

I have now added a news page to my website, this will be updated from time to time with upcoming events and exhibitions I am involved in. My next exhibition opens next weekend in Frame Experts Gallery for Ranelagh arts members group Christmas show. Along side some great talented artists of various styles, there isContinue reading “News”

New Online Shop

I have finally decided to add my own online shop to my website, It has just been added and I am putting up my original art works for sale online. Its just new and I want to put up work with as much detail as possible so you can have a real feel for theContinue reading “New Online Shop”

Pushing Abstraction

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”

Reworked

Wet Boots’ 20x20cm Oil and beeswax on canvas This painting although previously thought finished, had been sticking out from the rest here in my studio the past few months looking to rework its ending.. So today I gave in.. there is a fear in reworking an old painting but it’s a fear that drives meContinue reading “Reworked”