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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

1954 Slip Stream



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

I'm trying to get a bunch of small paintings finished, for up coming shows, but I keep getting pulled in other directions.Got to focus some how!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

1953 Line Up (available)


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

Another small one finished and framed, ready for the next exhibition. These plums were lovely sweet, and juicy, which made a change from the usual rock hard, never ripening sort we normally get from our local super market!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

1951 Slice, framed, (available)


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

'Paint a few small ones', is on my to do list, along with a bunch of other things waiting to get done.
Now that spring is here I've created a couple of raised beds on my weedy lawn where I'm growing a bit of veg, nothing too exotic as the weather in Ireland can't be relied on and is none too warm in the summer.

Friday, 14 April 2017

1950 Visitor (available)



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

I have been busy with a commission, but managed to paint this one along side it. I'm looking to get new ideas into my still lifes and find I get ideas about four in the morning when I seem to wake after a busy night 'sleep thinking' not all ideas are that great in the cold light of day though!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

1949 Parked Up





40 x 50 cm / 16 x 20 ins oil on panel

Another rural scene, on a favourite walk near where I live. This old tractor has been inviting me to paint it for quite awhile. Although rusty and probably quite a few years on the clock, it's still used to cut the verges and maybe a a field or two.

Friday, 31 March 2017

1946 Spring Flood


20" x 24" /50 x 60 cm oil on panel €895 available via my web-site

It always seems to rain here in Ireland, especially heavy rains in spring time, flood many low lying fields that are already sodden with the winter down pours. Some flooded fields almost look like lakes and I have even seen swans gliding around on them!


Friday, 24 March 2017

1948 Sand Play



6" x 8" / 15 x 20cm framed and available via my web site
Soft sand, an endless sand box to play in. So many possibilities to be creative and have fun.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

1947 White Dress




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

This little girl, in her simple white summer dress, is testing the waters. Her skin is tanned after a summer of beautiful weather and fun filled beach days.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

1944 Silver Bowl


40 x 50 cm oil on canvas, framed

Back to still life, another one for my upcoming solo show in Co. Kildare.

Monday, 27 February 2017

1945 Flip Flops


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8" x 6" /25 x 15 cm oil on panel framed, available via my web-site €125

   This young lad has been playing footie on the beach, now taking a rest sitting on his favourite ball, he has become mesmerized by the coming and going of the waves.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

1942 Oranges and Bay


40 x 40 cm /16" x 16" oil on canvas panel soon to be framed

One of my favourite angles for a still life, the bay sprig cut from a small bay tree in my garden.

Monday, 20 February 2017

1943 Connemara Cottage


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

behind this lone building was a back-drop of mountains, the weather was changing so rapidly as it does here in the West of Ireland, a bank of low clouds shrouded them, I took the ref photo quickly, a few minutes later the scene was gone.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

1940 Tin Roofs


35 x 45 cm / 14" x 18" oil on panel, framed and available via my web site

Old stone farm buildings near where I live, I really like the colour of their corrugated iron roofs (rooves) The doors taken off and replaced by more corrugated iron leaving the old doors propped up against the wall.

1941Sandy Bottom!



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

Another small beach painting, this time a cutey that must have sat in the sand playing with her bucket and spade.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

1939 Still Lake


11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel, at the framers, available

A small brightly painted rowing boat is tied up on a placid lough Atorick in Co. Clare, Summer sunshine and puffy white clouds above and a myriad of wild flowers and grasses surround this lake that is largely isolated and unspoiled.

Friday, 20 January 2017

1938 Red Doors


11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel, to be framed, available via my web-site

My daughter and I like to explore the area around where we live, here in Ireland, and on one of these walks we came across these interesting farm buildings. The days are short in the winter here, with the sun lowering in mid-afternoon, causing the long shadows on the grass and building.  This was what drew me to paint this scene, along with the bright red doors and windows.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

1937 Sunny day


30 x 40 cm oil on canvas (12" x 16")
 This country lane near where I live, is dotted with interesting buildings some no longer lived in. Farm buildings, some used some not and fields of cows and a pony or two.

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