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”

Fire in the Sky

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”

The Seven Sisters

One more of our milky way taken from Sugar Loaf, looking out over the hill towards Greystones lights below. That looks like Pleiades consolation (I could be wrong) there hovering the milk way, looking like a ring of diamonds leading the way as her flowy dress floats in a cosmic drift below.. I am ecstaticContinue reading “The Seven Sisters”

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)”

‘The Humidity of an August Starry Night’

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”

After The Rain : : Process Video

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”

Untitled

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

Incognito 2020

Here are my 3 tiny paintings I can finally reveal that I donated and sold at Lavitt Gallery Cork and Sol Art, Dublin, for this year’s Incognito 2020 in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Delighted for the success of the exhibition, all who took part and especially for the children who needContinue reading “Incognito 2020”

Responding to ‘Among School Children’, by W.B. Yeats

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. Plato thought nature but a spume that playsUpon a ghostly paradigm ofContinue reading “Responding to ‘Among School Children’, by W.B. Yeats”

New Stitches, 2007

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”

Watching the Stars Watching You

A small part of how this painting came about.

The Small Ones

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”

In the Studio

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”

Untitled