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’”
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”
This is one of the fun parts of making the painting. One of the expressive parts for colour, as the values form from lights into darks. It’s almost like the colour is dancing along with the under drawing’s lead.
Small work on panel
For all who have loved and lost, bereavement floats on strange waters..
I see it I paint it I feel it I paint it I dream it I paint it I hear it I paint it I want it I paint it I don’t want it I paint it I love it I paint it I hate it I paint it I am it I paint itContinue reading “I paint because I have to”
Looking out from Crone woods over Powerscourt and Djouce woods.
The direction I want to go with my work is to give space to the painting. It needs more of a way in and an outlet. Out of curiosity I attended this years ‘Speed Curating’ at Get Together 2019 and I gained some good advise from some of Ireland’s top gallery curators. I know mostContinue reading “Painting in Progress”
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.. .
Pushing and pushing this painting till I’m happy with it.. a real challenge with this one I have to say but we seem to be coming to some agreement somewhere at the minuit..who knows.. Tree circles are very much embed in my mind especially since my hike yesterday..too many trees have been wiped out inContinue reading “Abstract In Progress – Part 1”
Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..
My first art swop with fellow artist Michael Gemmell.. and Limerick School of Art and Design graduate.. I am truly honored to swop with such a talented artist who was tutored by John Shinnors and both of whom I’ve admired since discovering their work during my early years as an artist. I am completely inspiredContinue reading “Art Swop”
This was meant to be a study for a new painting but I feel it’s painted itself to a place I already.. Who knows.. In progress..
‘Entering The Dream’, the title of this painting and of my upcoming solo exhibition in Ranalagh Arts, Dublin in just 2 weeks time. I hope to bring a piece of the forest and my surrounding rural landscape into the city for a little space in time.. I have a passion for exploring forests and beingContinue reading “Exhibition ‘Entering the Dream’”
Pieces of recently finished painting for my next upcoming solo exhibition in Dublin in a few weeks. Details to follow.
Moving on with this current work in progress and this newly begun small little painting, I hope for the colour to return soon in this white snowy February we are having right now..
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”
‘Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? In the last couple of years, I often found myself referring back to this painting.. Gauguin is a painter I took a real interest in when I decided to go back and study the history of art and design in UL (certificate) aContinue reading “Where? What? Where?”
My most recent painting entitled ‘Entering The Dream’. A visual description of being immersed in my surroundings deep in the forest. A recall of flickering light through movement, of fast changing seasonal colours, of mood and atmosphere, of sounds and scents and of the euphoric warmth that it brings to me. The piece is paintedContinue reading “Entering The Dream”