More of the same but different
These two are on poplar cradled birch panel, each 80cm sq
Here are some of my favourite moments and paintings from the last 12 months
And here’s to a peaceful, healthy and creative year ahead for us all. Namaste!
4 panels, untitled, each 70 x 50cm, in my studio, made in November
‘Yesterday was red’ aka ‘Pink’
55cm sq on canvas, made in November
‘Vessels’, made in October/November
Shipped rolled up in a tube to a customer in Pennsylvania just in time for Christmas
‘Split’ a diptych, each piece around 90×70-80cm. Currently being stretched and framed by the wonderful Seamus Quinn, at Artworks in Letterkenny, County Donegal
One of a group of paintings, displayed at the Show House, designed by Collette Ward Interiors, at the Ideal Home Show in Dublin this Autumn. This one was subsequently placed with a private collector
Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in August this year, though actually this photo was taken out our gorgeous niece Nancy’s wedding!
So thrilled with my fantastic solo show at GreenFuse Gallery, in Westport, County Mayo in May. Photo shows me and the gallerist Vincent O’Donoghue. The paintings behind us are ‘Blood and Concrete 1&2’ which were later also shown at The Model in Sligo, and one of them (the one behind Vincent) was selected by a private collector
‘Due West’, the signature piece of my solo show, of the same name, at Green Fuse Gallery. Its huge, about 150 x250cm
The making of ‘Ruined gables, night painting’ was a first for me! Painted in the middle of the night with very poor light in the studio, but I love it!
A view of the ruined ‘clachan’ (group of cottages close together) on Cruit which inspired the ‘Ruined gables, night painting’ above
My largest painting to date, ‘Tower’, about 1m x 3m, painted at the end of 2015 and sold to a private collector who lives on another, even tinier island off the North West coast of Donegal. Getting it delivered was quite a feat in itself
Looking forward to loads more adventures in creativity in 2018. Maybe bigger and bolder works! Looking forward to keeping in touch with you all and hearing your news and comments
Oh! And I had a new grandson in May too! Welcome to littleBryn Malachy Doyle!
This is ‘Evening walk, Cruit Island’
A large signature piece, on canvas, framed
This is an even larger piece, ‘Due West’
Approximately 150 x250 cm it will make a dramatic statement
These 2 above are ‘Stateside 1’ and ‘Stateside 2’
Each 120cm square on canvas
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You can also find some of my work at these galleries:
(cover image shows a few on Cruit Island, the starting point for many if my larger psintings)
These are ‘Blood and Concrete ‘ 1 & 2
Each piece 100 x 80cm on canvas plus frame.
They were exhibited last month at Green Fuse Gallery in Westport, County Mayo.
I have submitted them to ‘Cairde Visual’ at the Model, in Sligo for their annual juried Summer show as part of Cairde Festival. I should hear soon if they have been selected. Fingers crossed!
These pieces developed out of my response to images of destruction in Aleppo, Syria. However, I don’t see them as sad paintings, but abstract images in their own right. It’s up to the viewer to make their own interpretation. I would be interested to hear from anyone if they have a particular reaction. Thanks
These 4 are appearing at http://www.velveteasel.co.uk for their summer show
‘Evening walk, Cruit Island’
100 x 155cm
I’m thinking about what will hang where
Which paintings complement each other
Thinking that ‘less is more’ but also how many or how few
‘Donegal’ Pair (now framed), one is 80 x 100, second is 80cm sq
Should they go in the same room
What’s the lighting like
‘Ruined Gables, Night Painting’
98 x 150cm
And what about the Ceide Fields pieces? (100 x 80 and 80cm sq). And there’s another of these there already
And there should be some smaller ones too (‘Its Orange Outside’, pair, framed now, 50cm sq)
But of course its not up to me anyway!
On tenterhooks waiting for a studio visit from the curator
Solo show at Green Fuse Gallery, Westport, County Mayo. 29th April to 10th June