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Monday, 24 July 2017

1973 Irish Moss (available)


50 x 50 cm / 20 " x 20" oil on canvas

The moss in this painting came from our roof, very kindly picked out of the gutters by the noisy Jackdaws at 6 in the morning and deposited around the house!! It was lovely and green and soft so I thought just the thing to incorporate in a Still Life painting. The eggs came from our local organic gardens, overseen by retired nuns, who also keep an interesting assortment of chickens, hence the array of colours. A couple of spotty Quail eggs some English Lavender from our garden and some leaves from a neighbours shrubs complete the picture.

Friday, 21 July 2017

1972 Little Man


6" x 8" oil on panel framed,  available through The Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan


Sunday, 16 July 2017

1971 Really Juicy (available)


6" x 8" / 20 x 25 cm oil on panel framed and available

This is the time of year for nectarines and peaches, both delicious, this is a nectarine before it became my afternoon snack!


Thursday, 13 July 2017

1970 Teapot and Ted (available)


6" x 8" /  15 x 25 cm oi on panel, framed and ready to hang

This little teddy has popped up in many a still life and he always wants to have another one painted of  himself!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

1968 Peach Split (available)


6" x 8" / 15 x 20 cm, oil on panel framed
As Ireland doesn't grow any peaches or nectarines, all those fruit that need warmer climes, we normally get very hard and unripe fruit with not much flavour, not to mention expensive. These were a lovely surprise as they were very juicy sweet and aromatic and to honour this loveliness I chose to paint it before devouring it!

Monday, 3 July 2017

1966 Left and Forgotten (available)


9" x 10 1/2" / 23 x 26.6 cm oil on panel framed and ready to hang

There are so many derelict rural buildings dotting the countryside here, that I don't have to go far to find subjects to paint! This one has an old corrugated roof which adds colour to the scene.


Friday, 30 June 2017

1967 Old School House


8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm, oil on canvas panel, framed and ready to hang, available €275

Painted a couple of landscapes between still lives. This is an old school house in the Connemara area of Co, Galway. It probably hasn't heard the sounds of children's voices for many a year. This part of west Ireland is rocky and windswept  and very beautiful.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

1964 Cocktails (Available)


40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16" oil on canvas

Number three in my short series. This heavy vintage soda syphon I bought in auction and then sold again and managed to paint this in-between, paired with a cocktail shaker that I had and rarely if ever use.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

1965 A Perfect Pair (available)


40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16" oil on canvas

Number two of three. I chose my favourite pewter teapot, in the shape of a pumpkin, paired with a beat-up vintage copper pitcher for this painting. I take a lot of time setting up a still life, finding the right objects, position and lighting, mostly using natural  day light. I am pleased with how this turned out, though photographing it was another challenge!

Friday, 16 June 2017

1963 Coffee With You (available)


40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16" oil on canvas

First of three paintings with this size and format. Will be framed when dry and varnished. Trying to get a good stock of paintings ready for the Art Fair in Galway in August. Wish I could paint as fast as I get new ideas!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Red breast


40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16"  SOLD

I finished this several weeks ago as a commission, a surprise present for a clients husband. I must say this really was a complex one as I'm sure you can see, but it was worth the effort I'm sure!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Mainly Magenta


12" x 24" / 30 x 60 cm oil on canvas

I like this long format and it has proven to be quite popular with collectors too.   A striking bunch of fruit, veg and flora, chosen for their colours, and shapes, I really enjoyed painting this one.

Monday, 29 May 2017

1961 Bluebell Spring


35 x 45 cm / 14" x 18" oil on panel, available when dry and framed!

These lovely bluebells were blooming in part of our local Forest Park which surrounds Lough Derg. They bloom among a beech grove hidden off the beaten track, so you can only find them if you know where to look.

35 x 45

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

1960 Ducks and Roses


50 x 50 cm / 20" x 20" oil on canvas

Well here we have another labour of love! a rather pretty one I think. I'm enjoying interspersing my still lifes with a few landscapes very different method of painting.

Monday, 15 May 2017

1959 If You Go Down to the Woods Today


35 x 45 cm / 14" x 18" oil on panel

This is a scene from our local forest park, it surrounds Lough Derg (Co. Galway) and is a great place on our doorstep, to enjoy nature. We have had some lovely weather this past few weeks, though it has turned rainy now, so my family and I went to see the bluebells that cover another part of the woods. I took loads of photos of the carpet of blue, although this scene  is without bluebells, I was attracted to it because of the shadows crossing my path. I will be painting a scene next which will feature those blue lovelies!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

1958 Potted Strawberries SOLD!


6" x 8" / 20 x 25 cm oil on panel framed

It is strawberry time again, although it is possible to buy these lovelies all year around, there is nothing like eating fresh fruit in their right season. These didn't make it out of my painting room or the rest in the punnet either!

Monday, 8 May 2017

1957 Bucket & Spade (available)


8" x 6" / 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed

My grandson having a lovely day out at the beach on one of those rare sunny and warm days here in Ireland! When we see its sunny we have to grab every ray and get out of doors tomorrow it could be cold and wet.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

1956 Burning Bright


10" x 8" / 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed

This is one of those paintings I nearly gave up on, I left it for a couple of days and came back to it when I was in a better frame of mind and had more patience.

Friday, 28 April 2017

1955 Up - Standing (available)


10" x 8" / 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed 

I have a collection of these stoneware jars, so rustic and simple forms, ideal for a still life! 

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