4 panels

Each piece 70 x50 cm oil and cold wax medium on poplar cradled 5ply birch



4 new panels each 70x50cm

4 pieces heading to Edinburgh

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


a light touch

I’m using a lot of light mixes for layering over some older works. Favouring ochres, yellows, pale blues laid over the deeper and bolder tones underneath. This is creating some depth and I’m adding further texture with light lines and scrapes using solvent followed by a palette knife


the doorway gallery, dublin

A small work on paper, glazed and framed

A warm, large, (80cm sq)autumn inspired piece on cradled birch panel

An even larger, (100 cm sq), framed piece on canvas, ‘Rock in the Sea’

Wintery, but warm, framed 80cm sq piece on canvas

A bold, framed, pink, red and blue abstract on board, ‘ Deeper yet and darker still’60cm sq

‘Skylight’, 90cm sq, framed oil on board



2016 retrospective

Painted end of 2015

Sold early 2016 and paid for my trip to San Francisco and New York! 

Working on my ‘Rock in the sea’ paintings in February

Some huge pieces on unstretched jute in March

‘Tis calm indeed’ and ‘Moon rising’ from my Spring residency at Stiwdio Maelor in Corris, Wales 

The huge, rather surreal piece on unstretched jute ‘Clouds’ from May

The 5 piece orange and blue and black canvases – can’t remember their titles! June

The two big (120cm sq) pieces, ‘Stateside’ made in anticipation of my  big US trip in June

Small works on paper (these 2 are ‘Berkeley’ & ‘5th Avenue’) made on the go during my fantastic, life changing USA adventure in June and July

Some of the big bold pieces I made in July as soon as I got back from New York 

‘The path’ & ‘Convergence’

August works in the back kitchen in Wales

‘The dance’ & ‘Columba’ also from August in Wales

Works from my second residency in Stiwdio Maelor in Corris, Wales in September 



Looking forward to 2017