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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! 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

1896 You and Me

50 x 70 cm oil on deep sided canvas, ready to hang

This is my last equine painting before the horse show and one which took the longest time to finish. This is one of my favourites!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

1895 Sea Horse oil deep sided canvas

61 x 91 cm oil on deep sided canvas, ready to hang (needs no frame)

A bit unusual for me this style of painting, but was enjoyable to go a bit fantasy!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

1895 Perfectly Constructed

20 x 25 cm oil on panel, framed, available

I love composing still lifes and finding unusual objects for them.

The tiny abandoned nest I found attached to a garden fence post in a friends wild garden. It is beautifully constructed from moss, that grows abundantly here in Ireland, sheep's wool from her sheep and the course hairs from her horses tails, who graze in the adjacent field.

I placed the nest on an old slate roof tile, found on a walk when passing several ruined cottages, and the old copper jug acquired at a recent auction and a couple of hens' eggs to finish off the arrangement.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

1894 Mane Attraction

20 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed, available

Last of three small paintings of horses, and then on to a large one, always a frightening challenge!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

1893 Secrets

20 x 20 /8" x 8" oil on panel, framed, available

I wonder what secrets they are sharing or just a friendly chat.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

1892 Snowflake

20 x 20cm oil on panel, framed available

This colt and his mum with their winter coats on, don't seem to mind the cold and snow,

Saturday, 11 June 2016

1891 'Looking' - with WIP photos

60 x 60 cm (24 x 24ins) oil on canvas

This one has taken me quite awhile to finish, I had to call it 'done' otherwise I wouldn't have stopped fiddling with it! I took a few wip (work in progress) shots so you can see some of my process.

drawing and provisional background

Blocking in

Blocking in done

The second layer of paint

Add the mane and change colour of background and refine tones, signed and finished!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

1890 Not Alone

50 x 40 cm = 20" x 16"oil on canvas, available when framed

After my last horse, it has been hard to paint one that is as beautiful as that one, so I went for another mood and a dark horse this time.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

1889 Free at Last

20" x 24"/ 51 x 61 cm oil on canvas on panel, available when framed

I took some work in process (WIP) photos of this painting that I thought you might like to see.....

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

1887 Vanguard No 4A

40 x 40 cm = 16" x 16" oil on canvas panel, available when framed.

This old stapler caught my attention on Ebay while I was browsing to buy some unusual objects to paint, it is enameled and artistically worn in places making it ideal!

Friday, 6 May 2016

1886 Lemon & Bay

50 x 50 cm = 20" x 20" oil on canvas board, available when framed

Now this was a labour of love or should I say a pain in the neck! I  have tweaked it to death and now I'm DONE!!! on to the next painting and I'm making it a simple one!
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