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Friday, 16 December 2016

1936 Sun Hat

8" x 6" - 20 x 15 cm oil on panel, framed, available

Another child on the beach this time a little girl, shading her eyes from the very bright sun.

I have one more painting to finish before I down brushes for the Christmas break and that is a boat moored on a local lake.

 Still lots to do before Christmas including baking,shopping decorating to name but a few.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

1935 Curly SOLD!

8" x 6" - 20 x 15cm  oil on panel, framed, available via my web-site

While I'm waiting for my landscape to dry, I thought that I would get back to painting a few children  in the meantime, love the beautiful curls on his head.

Monday, 5 December 2016

1934 Rusty Roof SOLD!

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel

A local scene of rustic farm buildings in the late afternoon light. An old bedstead propped against a wall as an improvised gate and an old bike tyre leaning against the low wall all things that drew me to this subject matter. The roofs very often clad in corrugated iron, rusting  to give added colour to the scene.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

1933 Early Morning Frost SOLD!

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 oil on panel

Just finished, another wintry landscape, along the same country road as the last painting, just a bit further along. Both buildings are abandoned and forlorn but are still picturesque on this cold and frosty morning. To the left, what looks like a dead tree is actually a telephone pole adorned with the remnants of  dead ivy entwined around it. Ivy is everywhere here and finds many trees to encircle and grow up into.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

1932 Who Lived Here? SOLD

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel

There is a very pleasant walk not far from me, a narrow country lane almost a track in places, a few farmers and other people live along there but also at least 5 uninhabited houses and cottages that are slowly sliding into decay and this is one of them. I wonder who had lived here and why they left and let their property fall into a ruin. The interesting thing about this cottage is that it is semi-detached and the other half of the house is lived in and well cared for.

Friday, 21 October 2016

1931 Number 1 SOLD!

20 x 15 cm / 8" x 6" oil on panel, framed

My last little lad in this short series, no more painting for now until I get back from the art festival in Wexford. Getting everything framed and ready to go, endless lists of things to take, how we will get it all in the car I don't know! Over 100 paintings and I'm not taking all!!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

1930 Busy Sold!

20 x 15 / 8" x 6" oil on panel framed

A busy bee enjoying the sunshine and the beach, always so much to do!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

1929 In Dad's Shadow Sold!

20 x 15 / 8" x 6" oil on panel, framed

I thought that I would change subjects for awhile and enjoyed painting this little boy.

Friday, 14 October 2016

1928 Little Brown Jug SOLD!

7" x 10" / 17 x 25 cm oil on panel, framed

You might not recognize the prickly fellow on the right of the painting. No it's not a mini hedgehog! it's a horse chestnut casing found by my family in our local forest. Unfortunately edible chestnuts are not native to Ireland.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

1927 Turkish Coffee

15 x 20cm 8" x 10" oil on panel, framed and available

I made use of my apple again, pairing it this time with a brass mocha pot.

Friday, 7 October 2016

1826 Before the Pie

20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10" oil on panel, framed in custom made, limed wood frame, ready to hang.

A bag of apples from a friend from his many fruit trees gave me the idea for this painting. (I made a French apple tart with this one along with some of his mates, yum!)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

1925 Cider Jar

8" x 12" = 20 x 30 cm oil on panel framed

I haven't been too well lately with a touch of flu and a cough that won't go away, so that has slowed down my production, only a couple of weeks until the Opera and Art Festival in Wexford, so got a few more small ones to do before then!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

1923 Berry Reflections

8" x 20" / 20 x 50 cm oil on panel, framed and available

This was really a labour of love/hate especially the strawberry pips, I have to say that I am happy with the results and also that it's finished!

My hubby did an outdoor exhibition for me in Dublin at the week-end, which despite the awful weather forecast of winds and rain, was quite a success with 9 paintings being sold. This helps pay for the upcoming Exhibitions and framing.  He's a good salesman so he will get to do more next year, I've already warned him!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

1922 Mums in Blue SOLD!

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

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 SOLD

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,
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