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Sunday, 25 September 2016

1922 Mums in Blue 25 x 20 cm

20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10" oil on panel available

My favourite colour combination, the petals of the 'mums' are slightly more textured to give contrast to the smooth and shiny glass bottles and ceramic glazed egg cup.

Just got back from Dublin and the outdoor art exhibition around St Stephens Green, despite showery, blustery weather, 9 paintings found new owners and I'm a happy bunny!

Friday, 23 September 2016

1923 Shed a Little Light 25 x 20 cm framed SOLD

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

Another dark one, not the easiest to paint, drove me slightly potty, couldn't get the glow of the candle right and had to paint the background three times to get it even, I kept smudging other colours onto it.

 Just bought myself a huge box of latex gloves to protect my hands as I'm always having to clean my hands, I'm such a messy worker. They are great when I remember to wear them!!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Abundant Artist 8 day challenge and STUDIO SALE!!!

I have decided to have a studio SALE,  my studio and store room are full and need a clear out to make room for new paintings. Click HERE to go to my web-site to see all paintings that are on offer at half price, (prices include €10 towards shipping costs!) I will also be adding other paintings as time goes on. I have also added prices to my other paintings which are available to purchase via PayPal.

I am also taking part in the #AbundantArtShow! Its an 8 day mini-show of artists’ work from all over the world. Over the next 8 days I’ll be showing some of my work as well as sharing my favorites from other artists.

Friday, 16 September 2016

1921 Unwrapped

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

Good ol' cheese and grapes back by popular demand! The set up is on a piece of weathered slate roof tile, found near an old derelict house close to where I live.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

1920 Midnight Mandarin SOLD

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

Thought that I would like to create a more dramatic still life, so I set this one up just before going to bed on a piece of black velvet and one overhead lamp. I took about 40-50 photos, playing around with the lighting and the set up, then started painting next day from the pic I liked most.

Friday, 9 September 2016

1914 Potted Pear SOLD

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

Back to still lives among my abstracts, at least I haven't forgotten how!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

1913 Quite the Pear! SOLD

20 x 25 cm / 10" x 8" oil on canvas board, framed in custom made, limed wood frame, ready to hang, see photo below

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

1909 The Last Hurrah

60 x 60 cm oil and texture medium on box canvas, sides painted ready to hang, available on Artfinder

Sunday, 4 September 2016

1908 Far Away

30 x 40 cm oil on canvas, sides painted, available

Another abstract that evolved into a sea-scape! I started out having only the colours in mind and let my brush and palette knife have free reign, I like the heavy dark sky lightening to the horizon, far, far away.   

Saturday, 3 September 2016

1905 Lone Pear

40 x 50 cm oil on canvas, available,HERE  painting is unframed, the sides are painted, so that it can be hung with or without a frame.

Another experiment in semi abstract painting, kept quite monochrome, painted on an oxide red base layer.  Got so many ideas and styles I want to try out, the possibilities are never ending!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

1904 'Headland' 30 x 30 cm oil on canvass

30 x 30 cm / 12" x 12" oil on canvas, available HERE

Abstract which turned into an abstract sea-scape, some abstracts take on a life by themselves!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

1903 Then There Was Light

30 x 30 cm oil on canvas, sides painted available HERE

Just trying out all styles of abstract painting with both brush and palette knife.

Monday, 29 August 2016

1902 Into the Future

60 x 60 cm /24" x 24" oil on deep sided canvas, available here on Artfinder

Now painting a series of abstract paintings and really enjoying the freedom of expression and slapping that paint on!!!

Here is a side view of the painting, the sides are painted, so that it can be hung without framing.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

1901 Lily oil on canvas

50 x 65 cm oil on canvas, framed available HERE on Artfinder

This is a painting I did a number of years ago and as it was unvarnished I decided to improve upon the original!
I am backed up a bit with my posts as I have been painting madly and haven't got around to photographing them yet.

Monday, 22 August 2016

1900 Lets Play

6" x 6" / 15 x 15 cm oil on canvas available to purchase on  ARTFINDER (click link)

  Sides are painted so can be hung without frame or displayed on a small easel.

Dogs don't need words, they can tell us so much with their body language and eyes. He's curious and wants to know if you will play with him.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

1899 Right Regal

15 x 15 cm (6" x 6") oil on canvas, available, unframed., sides painted.

He lives up to his breed's name, don't you think!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

1898 'Hey You'

15 x 15 cm (6"x 6") oil on canvas, available
Another face full of expression and character and he's trying to get your attention!

Monday, 8 August 2016

1897 Innocence

15 x 15 cm oil on canvas (6" x 6") available

Couldn't resist painting this little girl, the expression just makes me smile!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

New Galleries!

I am now being represented by 'The Gallery', Dunfanaghy, Letterkenny in County Donegal.
Three paintings have been shipped to this lovely gallery this last month, looking forward working with Moira and Alan the owners.


Also I am delighted to have been asked to submit some of my paintings for selection by Vincent Kelly, the co-owner of Gallery Zozimus, which is in the heart of the art and antique district of Dublin. I visited the gallery this week for the first time and found a beautiful and eclectic mix of sculptures, ceramics, bronzes, paintings and many other art forms. I am excited to have my work shown here, and hopefully also exhibited in various up-coming exhibitions by the gallery (at the RDS in Dublin). Looking forward to the future with this gallery! 

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