New York memories of 2016 & plans for 2018

I had a fabulous, very short trip to Manhattan in July 2016. I had such a good time, and I want to go back for more! I’m hoping to go for nearly a month this Autumn. To see the ‘fall’ colours, to visit more contemporary galleries in Chelsea, and hopefully to paint, if I can find some studio space!

Here are some photos of street views and some favourite works I saw in galleries on my last trip, and a few of the paintings of mine that came out of it

Yves Klein

Matisse and Degas



The High Line, diptych, each canvas 80cm sq, private collection

5th Avenue, small oil sketch in paper made ‘on the road’

Homage, one of a pair of 80cm canvases, available through http://www.velveteasel.co.uk

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flying on friday

I’m off to Portugal!
Dreaming of bluest skies and whitest sand
Remembering journeys of childhood and ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ & ‘Can I have an icecream’

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Flying on friday, 80cm sq

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Wings, 80cm sq

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Are we nearly there yet, can I have an icecream? 2
80cm sq

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Are we nearly there yet, can I have an icecream – 1
100 x 80cm

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50 paintings

My exhibition at An Grianan Theatre, in Letterkenny, county Donegal is next week and I’m making the final selections for the 50 paintings that will be included
The show is in 4 sections: Donegal, Ceide Fields (Mayo), Venice and Nepal, reflecting on the wonderful adventures I have had in the last 2 years
Here are a few paintings from each section to give you a flavour:

Donegal

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Mayo (stones of the Ceide Fields)

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Venice

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Nepal

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fireflies from afar

dont know why I am thinking of fireflies, and bright sparkling lights on water, and warm evenings
perhaps because its hailing and theres snow on the mountains
perhaps because in Portugal it was 19° at this time of day
peehaps because the warm reds and golds popped through the blues and warmed my soul

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