In response to poem ‘Celtic Warrior’ by Maria Noonan McDermott. Once again I had a blast responding to this week’s Enlighten piece. This time it was the words in the poem, ‘Celtic Warrior’ by Maria Noonan McDermott and . My inspiration was from her words in specific here below. ‘..a landscape ever changing, filled withContinue reading “Beyond the Bleak”
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
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”
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”
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”
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”
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)”
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.
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..
A work in progress and time lapse video documentation of process.
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”
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’”
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”