The Rally car circuit is a big deal around here. Guys love to get in there n join in the races, do up cars and have the craic. Sometimes there are tragic accidents and this painting is a tribute to a man that died doing what he loved, racing. Continue reading
It took me years to understand the magic of drawing. For years, I tried to make things look how they are – instead of being what they are. Drawing is an alchemic language. Some of my favourite drawings I have done with my eyes closed – or so drunk I do not remember making them.
Life drawing is fascinating. I know I keep saying this but I just love it. You can put a group of artists around the same figure and there will be that moment at the end where everyone turns their easel around (unless it was just us that did that!?!) and you are looking at totally different paintings.. how can we all see everything so differently?? Continue reading
Broccoli: I look like a tree
Walnut: I look like a brain
Mushroom: I look like an umbrella
Banana: Can we change the subject??
Ok on a more artistic note I decided to bring it back to basics. Sometimes you only need something simple to do some really beneficial studies. Here are some I did of mushrooms. Continue reading
This time last year I held my first solo exhibition in the Craft Granary in Cahir. I thought id reshare the photos for the you all that haven’t seen them. It was such a great experience for me and I would really recommend it to everyone to break free and go solo at least once! Continue reading
I had loads of fun doing this portrait. Part of my process is to take photos on my iPhone throughout my painting. This helps me separate the painting from the surrounding studio and let’s me see how it’s progressing…Just a step up from standing back far away from a painting. Continue reading
This is Ruby. Isnt she a cutie? She is a Cavachon and the most chilled out dog I have met.
Sinead came to me to get a painting of her done for her parents, as they adore their little doggie.
If you have looked over any of my pieces you will see that I LOVE colour,especially from flowers and nature.
Ive been pondering why… Continue reading