studio cornerĀ 

The two large pieces (each about 3’x5′) stapled to the walls in my studio are both done now


two today

Two paintings today, both with underpainting in bright red and orange, but surface colours mostly blues

This one is my regular size, 80 cm sq

Title :’All manner of things I’ll never understand’

This is a big one, 160cm x 220 cm, unstretched canvas, stapled to the studio wall. ‘Is there anyone there?’

show house

The Ideal Home Show in Dublin opened today. Here are my paintings in the Show House.


studio #2

2 more panels on the drying wall in my studio. Each 50cm/19.5″


40 years

Its our wedding anniversary at the weekend and we’re celebrating with an ‘open house’ event. There will be tea and buns, a glass or so of wine, and LOADS OF PAINTINGS


island life

It started like this, a huge piece of primed canvas (160 x 258cm, the end of the roll), stapled to the floor.

It took up so much of the floor that I had to stand on it to get round it

After a while working on it on the floor, I got Malachy to help me hang it sideways on the wall

And then I turned it round the right way

I taped off the edges, built up more layers and thought it was done.

But something was unbalanced

So finally I took the plunge

There she blows!

Here’s a closeup 

And here’s a photo montage

A good day!


What a week

And I just mean in my studio!

I have been reworking some old canvases and completely repainting some too

These 2 above are each 80cm sq

Here they are with another one the same size and a 65cm one on the end

Here’s a bigger reworked piece

120cm plus it’s frame also painted over

Here’s a fuller view of my favourites (today anyway) – with a sort of invasion of pink

This one and the last one below are a bit odd, and maybe not totally successful. But they were an important challenge for me in terms of structure, form and process. Each 80 cm plus frame