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.
I unintentionally painted this entire painting upside down. I came to a point were I didn’t want to go any further with it. It was just ‘done’, in my mind but there was something really bothering me about where it came to. I turned it upside down, and it seemed to work immediately. How funny..
From a recent hike, here are the things that catch my interest. The rings of the tree showing so many years and the little ‘elephant eye’ in the center as if it were in a moment of nostalgia.. This just came to mind for a brief moment.
Small work on panel
Finding balance in every way is relevant to how we live and exist.
My first of 2020 and part of a small works project I am working on.
For all who have loved and lost, bereavement floats on strange waters..
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”
Wicklow Artists a Gathering – Spring Exhibition March 29th – April 7th
Trying some inks on cotton rag paper. It will be on exhibit in a group show I am delighted to be part of. ‘Wicklow Artists’, March 29th at La Touché Place, Greystones, Co.Wicklow
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.. .
I am thrilled to be invited to exhibit at Wicklow Artist: A Gathering in aid of SVP in Greystones this year along with other great Wicklow artists. The pop up gallery is in La Touche Place around the corner from the Happy Pear. It opens this Saturday at 2pm and runs till the 17th ofContinue reading “Wicklow Artists: A Gathering”
Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..
This new painting I’ve just begun today has set out with undertones of warm earth colours. Burnt sienna and raw umber mixed across the canvas with cadmium reds and yellows. The light is mixed with lemon yellow and naples yellow and white.. This is only the first layer, the next one will change everything. WatchContinue reading “Palette”
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”
My current new series is all about pushing abstraction more than I have ever done before. Responding to my surrounding landscape and being so passionate about nature, forests and the open landscape. The colours are influenced by the bright vibrant summer light that is being experienced here in Ireland lately. This is only a shortContinue reading “Pushing Abstraction”
Here is a short interview and video introduction to my current solo exhibition at Ranelagh Arts, Dublin.