Every so often I revisit a painting that resonates unresolved in the back of my mind. Here is ‘Lush’ forming a conclusion of sorts. Inspired by the warm summer sensations of a mid July and the colours that it brings. Tree stumps amongst an array of beauty and colour, where the foxglove dominates for aContinue reading “Lush : Part 1 and 2”
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”
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”
‘Sheep Farmer’ 70x70cm When out sketching in the open landscape today I met a sheep farmer who was walking up the hill towards where I was stood doing some sketches. He stopped to ask what I was painting and I told him I was just doing some abstracted sketches of what I’m seeing. He wonderedContinue reading “Trail Series”
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 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’”
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”
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”
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”
‘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!
Part of how I begin a painting The woods is a place I am mostly drawn to. I have a need sometimes to bring some parts of it back to the studio and include as part of my painting. Here is how I begin the painting. Lots of thought goes into the composition before I start.Continue reading “The Start”
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.
For me working small can be more of a challenge than working larger.. The space in which I have to work with smaller canvases can feel restricted and cluster phobic. It’s only when the image and atmosphere I have in my memory from a space out in the open landscape comes into site and theContinue reading “Working Small”
Today’s light was very surreal. Spots of sunlight illuminated small areas across the open landscape, where ever it could seep through the fog and clouds. Something to fuel my current paintings