curve of the earth reworks

Two reworked paintings on canvas, each 80x100cm



I am delighted to be artist in residence at An Gailearai in Gweedore, Donegal
First day today, very productive


First layers laid down


Display of completed work


Making progress with several layers building up, and the first random marks on a canvas 80 x 100cm


Early marks and layers on 2 paper pieces taped to the wall, each c. 75 x 55cm


6 of the bigger pieces as I left them at 5pm today, looking forward to going back tomorrow

new look, please be patient

there are no pages anymore

the static pages with old work were I ut of date and boring, so they’re gone

I will make new pages

one about where I live in beautiful county donegal, ireland, which I intend to update with regular local snaps

me on golf course beach, cruit island

me on golf course beach, cruit island

and a page of tools and techniques and the mediums that I use


so please be patient

in the meantime I will continue to post regular blogs of my paintings




dribbles 1

dribbles 1

dribbles 2

dribbles 2

My daughter thinks that dribbles in paintings are lazy

Some people think dribbles are simply gross

I think that dribbles are part of an organic, unpredictable way of making abstract work

I find dribbles in the work that I make, inspired by the rain and the clouds and the wetlands of rural Ireland, are appropriate

But what do you think?

And heres a famous ‘dribbler’:

Joan Mitchell


dreaming in donegal


a new diptych just finished in my studio

2 canvases, each 60cm sq, painted together, one above the other

part seen, part imagined, part dreamt

a mountain and water and the autumn colours of the grass and rowan berries that grow on the turf bogs of donegal

oil and graphite and spray paint, with an experimental use of masking tape (used, sprayed then removed)