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”
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..
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..
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?”
One of my paintings, ‘I Am Consumed’ selected for Signal Open 2017, 5th annual group exhibition. The show runs from August 14th to August 27th, with opening reception on Friday 14th at 7pm, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
The excitement of a work nearing conclusion! This piece will be on exhibit early next year..
‘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”
Some thoughts for my next work. I stood at the brow of the waterfall over powerscourt that day, looking at Djouce Woods and taking it in within its own environment. That was the ground down there that I picked up most of the pine needles which are incorporated into my recent paintings. With the SugarContinue reading “Before the Water Falls”
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..
New paintings, new layers
Inside the woods, I run and play.
I am working off this quick sketch I did yesterday out in on a hike. I am also mixing in different elements from video and pictures I took on my phone for brief reference. The colours and movement in the landscape are so vibrant these past few days
Something for my painting. I am drawn to parts on the landscape that give a sense of fragility. In time unfortunately these remaining trees will be chopped down like the rest.
This is a recent painting where I brought some bits I’ve gathered from the forest floors while out walking. I wanted to bring the outside surroundings back to my studio for some recent paintings that I am working on. The gathering of such things like pine needles, bits of twigs, broken up pine cones andContinue reading “Last Of The Blue Moon”
Today’s location of inspiration. Taken on my iPhone, here a few clips of what excites me today. They will most likely become part of some of my next pieces. The atmosphere was stark and warm and the only sounds were of nature itself.
Here is an example of the atmosphere and environment of where I love to spend a lot of my time. These places in nature fuel my art when I get back to the studio. I think a short video, even just from my phone captures an idea of the experience. The sounds, movements and visualContinue reading “Places I Go #2”
This is something I came across recently on a walk out in the Djouce woods nearby. Another image to fuel my visual memory. What appealed to me here was the forest edge in the background and the tree stumps leading to it. It brought a profound sense of self awareness and the reminder that weContinue reading “Places I Go #1”