Looking out from Crone woods over Powerscourt and Djouce woods.
This came about on the top of Scarr mountain a few days ago. Looking out over the valley and onto the distant hills and forests. I followed the line of trails with my eye like a virtual map in front of me. Trying to work out my surroundings and where I was in relation toContinue reading “A Hike on Scarr 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.. .
Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..
I am the observer, less the creator.. This is where my painting is taking me right now.. It may look like an entirely different artist’s work but if you really look at it, it’s not.. I’m letting go of order and expectation. That being entirely from my own expectation and criticism within my own institution..Continue reading “Observer – Creator.. the Same”
This is something I am working on at present.. I find it hard to ‘stop painting’ sometimes..it’s like my conscience is whispering to stop but I can’t. Physically, I feel compelled to work some of my paintings up and up until they are almost smothered.. that is where I ‘go’ when I surround myself withContinue reading “When?”
August.. The most violet of months out in the open landscape of Ireland. Mountains covered in heather of all shades of violets. It is a magical place to walk, up there in the mountains around this time of year. Those reddened violets and purples, all about to wither into golden browns and yellows and soonContinue reading “Before The Fall”
A closer look at painting, ‘I Am Consumed’, 50cm x 50cm, Oil mixed media on canvas. I used beeswax, sand and pine needles.
Its getting closer to my show the end of the month, with 20 days to go. I am busy getting my paintings framed and photographs printed. I have 4 digital original prints included in the exhibition and this is one below where The Copper House in Dublin city centre had some very kind words toContinue reading “The Copper House”
My painting ‘Ledge’, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 61cm x 61cm is currently being featured in Irish Artist -Irish Artist Info My inspirations for this painting derives from my many trips up into the open landscape of Wicklow National Park. Its vast sense of space and atmosphere with the constant moving and ever-changing skiesContinue reading “Featured Art Work : : Ledge”
Taken on my phone for now, this painting is finished as of right now. After talking to a visitor to my studio today about my work, on how it comes together and where it comes from, made me think a lot more about my art and the direction it’s going. This piece I thought wasContinue reading “Just Now 280107”
‘Djouce Summit’One of 4 digital photographs as part of my exhibition, February 27th to March 12th. Opens March 3rd at 7pm.
As part of my upcoming exhibition titled ‘Solace’, I will have 4 digital landscape photographs on exhibit at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. It runs from February 27th to March 12th with opening reception March 3rd at 7pm. All are welcome!
Nothing but the sound of birds and the soft humid breeze here today. This was the top of one of the Wicklow mountains. Maulin, just above Crone woods. My eyes stretched so so far in all angles. I am working on a few pieces at the moment and this trip from the bottom where IContinue reading “Today”
‘Solace’ Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas, 61cm x 61cm The light changes so much in the forest as I walk through it almost every day. I feel apart of the surrounding atmosphere and I absorb all of its virtues through all my senses. The enormity of the trees, the scent, the colours, the light, theContinue reading “New Painting”
Tree grump, the face of an old tree surrounded by left over bits of what’s left of cut down trees and some from the winters storms. Taken on my iPhone..
This is from a walk up Djouce mountain I took recently, the one up behind the woods I venture out to most days. At the summit stood this giant jutting ‘gorilla-face-like’ piece of boulder. It stood in a communicative posture with it’s muscular physique of back and shoulders firmly grounded. Below in the distance, herContinue reading “Gorilla Face”
I love these cold crisp days lately. The colours were vibrant and as the sun went down the atmosphere became static but still. I felt like I was walking alongside giant pictures of vivid colour and changing compositions. Nature is so amazing.
Inside the woods, I run and play.
From my hike today