Clear Skies

The Milky Way with Orion and Pleiades Over Cill Rialaig 2022 I took this photo of the night sky when on artist residency in Cill Rialaig back in March this year. It was a time when the Milky Way started to reappear back into our skies and on the wide angle lens I had, IContinue reading “Clear Skies”

Hidden Histories

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”

Bealtaine

I am very happy to be part of this exhibition titled ‘Bealtaine’ which has been curated by Robin Savage and Chris Gray of Carrickahowley Gallery, Portland, Maine USA. The show consists of six invited contemporary irish artists to exhibit work in celebration of Bealtaine festival 2022 in association with the Irish Maine Heritage Center inContinue reading “Bealtaine”

Three Rooms

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”

Experimental

After my solo exhibition in August 2021, I took a short break from the studio with the idea of coming back with fresh new ideas. It was easier said than done but I think I am back on the right path and ready to move on. I am constantly trying to push my work andContinue reading “Experimental”

‘A Way to Equilibrium’

I have a solo exhibition currently in Signal Arts, Bray Co. Wicklow which runs August 16th to the 29th. The exhibition is in the gallery and can also be viewed here where online sales are also available. This exhibition is mentored by the well known irish artist, Eamon Coleman and the show will showcase allContinue reading “‘A Way to Equilibrium’”

A Way to Equilibrium II

I began this journey in my current series of work with the working title ‘A Way to Equilibrium’ and I painted a small painting titled the same about 2 years ago where this all began. Here is my latest painting that will be the last painting to make my solo exhibition in a couple ofContinue reading “A Way to Equilibrium II”

Meditation in Time of Civil War

An invite by Hamilton Gallery, Co. Sligo, Ireland to participate in a group exhibition, responding to the poem by W.B Yeats, ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War’. The exhibition will open virtually and open to the public on Yeats Day, June 13th 2021 Written over seven sections it is replete with powerful and compelling imageryContinue reading “Meditation in Time of Civil War”

Artist Interview

Here is an in depth interview about my art that I did recently with Ruan Shields recently.

Moonset

I was watching the moonset during the week as I ventured up the road where I live, here at the foot of the Sugar Loaf. I often get these bursts of energy to head outside in the middle of the night to watch the night skies. These moments are a magical experience and I amContinue reading “Moonset”

The Humidity of and August Starty Night

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”

Imagine Solo Show

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/

Alpha Centauri

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”

The Great Conjunction

Where Jupiter and Saturn will meet from our perspective looking out into space. Another cosmic event that will somehow find its way into my painting at some point. I went out yesterday evening to try capture their closeness as best I could with my camera. Some of the photos are showing the other view ofContinue reading “The Great Conjunction”

Standing on this rock, I can see the sea

I was hiking up Scarr mountain one day and on the way I walked through a landscape full of massive big boulders which were spread all around the landscape as if they had fallen like pebbles from the hand of a giant. At the moment when that thought came into my head I suddenly feltContinue reading “Standing on this rock, I can see the sea”

In Constant Flux

I am in constant flux, nature is in constant flux, the universe is in constant flux. Art is in constant flux. Just like the quote on my painting page, “There is no must in art because art is free”, a quote by Wassily Kandinsky, I try to live and make art by that. It isContinue reading “In Constant Flux”

Beyond the Bleak

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”

A Brief Fix

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a night sky of stars and today I planned to head out and try capture them seen as it was a beautifully clear day today, despite the rising winds. As I made a dash for it earlier tonight when they came out, a mist started and I sawContinue reading “A Brief Fix”

Urban Trail 2005-2007

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”

Blue Moon 20

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”