Fingers Crossed

This is me at Hambly and Hambly gallery with my painting ‘Fermanagh Days’

This is my submission piece for the John Richardson French Residency Award 2021

The decision of the judges will be announced this evening.

I am so thrilled to be on the shortlist of 40 finalists for the award of a 10 day residency in France in April 2022

I wish all the shortlisted artists the very best of luck πŸ€ There are 3 places available, and the winning artists will be hosted by Ciara and Nick Hambly and mentored by the Aosdana artist Eamon Colman

I’ll let you know πŸ€žπŸ€

PS. Not me! Congratulations to painters Katarzyna Gajewska and Gary Robinson πŸ™Œ

And Musician Clara Marie

Works on paper

5 paintings on 16×12” Arches

These are all paintings I made on my residency at CillRialaig in County Kerry last year

And I am delighted to have just been invited for another residency there next month

Here’s the view from my attic window one dawn last summer. Can’t wait to be there again

The 5 paintings shown here are all available. Just send me a message in the comments or email me at and I will send you prices and shipping details. Thanks

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

paintings update


‘Gold Hills’ 31.5″ x 63″ at home



‘October 1& 2’ each 31.5″ sq at the Doorway Gallery, Dublin


‘Darker yet and deeper still’ 3 x 24″ sq
At An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny until 18th November



‘Skylight 1&2’ Each 34″ sq
At the Doorway Gallery, Dublin


‘Big Stone,  Ceide Fields’ c. 40″ x 30″
At An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny until 18th November