Painting Bluebells

Painting Bluebells

Couple of recent bluebell paintings I started this painting on location in the woodland around Kiltennel Church and finished in the studio. There is only small batch of bluebells left. I love the flowers of wild garlic, but does it have to be so invasive? Spring in...

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East Cork

East Cork

East Cork Deciding to take advantage of the double bank holiday i loaded up my gear and headed to the beautiful coastel town of Youghal. It is a truelly beatuiful area and a great place to start my painting adventure. I spent a very enjoyable Thursday there and could...

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waterford Trip

waterford Trip

Waterford Trip I made a short painting trip to Waterford last week. I stayed in the city for three days and drove around stopping to take photos and paint. Even though I work on my own I really enjoyed that extra solitude and vowed to maked trips like this more often....

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Riverchapel Mural

Riverchapel Mural

Riverchapel Mural There are times when being an artist feels that extra bit special. And every time I pass my mural in Riverchapel is one of those times. I am so proud of it and delighted how it turned out. A Couple of months ago I was asked to paint a mural in...

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St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day Painting It has become a tradition that on St Patrick's Day I paint something green. This is from the photo I took in Courtown Woods and I was meaning to paint it for a long time. I've built this painting up by adding hundreads of small shapes which...

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2020

2020

2020 I was never a fan of summing up a year like it's some sort of book I just read and I have to give a book report. New year is just a date like any other and we can't just hit a reset button on Jan 1st as much as we might like to. But if I was to try and sum up...

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Rose Petals

Rose Petals

Rose Petal Picking My mum used to make jam filled doughnuts. They were the most delicious doughnuts I ever tasted and her secret was that she would add wild rose petals to the jam.There was a pink wild rose growing in our neighbourhood so whenever she was making jam...

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Commission Process

Commission Process

Like most everyone now i have more time on my hands, a positive aspect of this is I can take more photos and videos along the way to show you my process. It usually starts as an emotional response to a picture, looking at reference photos, to developing an idea and ending by following through to painting.. Read More

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‘Corners’

‘Corners’

'Corners' An exhibition of Gorey town paintings Summer 2019Gorey town is celebrating 400 years and I have been lucky enough to call it my home for the last 15 of those years.  We are spoilt here with the surrounding beaches and beautiful countryside, but the town...

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