Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Commissions 2013

Due to the backlog of existing commissions and slow rate of finishing paintings this year, no new commissions will be taken on until April 2014 at the soonest - and likely to be later than then. That means I’m not in a position to do any commissions for Christmas 2013.
I’m aiming to have almost all [...]

21 Miniature Irish Landscape Paintings

21 Miniature Landscape Paintings of Ireland
9cm x 6.55cm (3.5ins x 2.5ins), Card/Paper
€45 each
Shipping/Packing €8 globally
11 paintings of Clew Bay in Mayo, 3 paintings of Bantry Bay in Cork, 4 paintings of Carrowmore Lake in Mayo, and a painting of the Magillicuddy’s Reeks in Kerry, a hill in Kerry, and of the Shannon estuary.

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This [...]

Painting Timelapse - “Birds Wires, 10″

A short video (less than 2 minutes) of me painting one of my Birds Wires pictures from start to finish.

The painting featured is long sold.
I’d like to make more - and with far better resolution next time - but it takes a bit of organising as well as being able to see a painting [...]


I spent 4 and a half years at my studio in the loft of an outbuilding on the cobblestone stable yard of Hillsboro’ House at the top of Stanford’s Hill in Coldblow in west Dublin. That’s four and a half years making marks with paint on the wall closest to where I painted my pictures.
In [...]

Prints & Cards

I’ve updated the page on prints and cards of my paintings to reflect the move to using Redbubble - which was prompted by the ability to offer cheaper shipping to people globally, especially in Ireland and Britain where most of my customers live.
The cards are proving especially popular, priced at €2.79 for 100mm x 150mm [...]

Paintings in Progress

A list of paintings currently in progress. It’s long.
Some are only an hour or so from completion. Others are closer to the other end of the spectrum. And some will have their names changed.

Warrenpoint 1 - Water (commission)
Warrenpoint 2 - House (commission)
Warrenpoint 3 - Mountain (commission)
Oughterard (commission)
St. Declan’s Hermitage (commission)
Ballycotton Island (commission)
Dunmoran Strand [...]

Painting: Ballyshannon, Donegal

30cm x 25 cm (12ins x 10ins), Unstretched canvas
SOLD €145 euro (Shipping/Packing €11 globally)
A painting of Ballyshannon in Donegal. This is a view I got from the bicycle as I crossed the River Erne. The weather was, em, changeable.

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Ballyshannon is painted on unstretched canvas, 30cm x 20cm (12in x 10in). Unstretched canvas is [...]

Paintings - Donegal Coast

This series of 5 small paintings of the Donegal coast are being sold as one piece. [update: SOLD]
The paintings depict the north Donegal coast from Bloody Foreland mountain to Horn Head, with the islands of Inishbofin, Inishbeg, and Inishdooey off Magheraroarty, and out beyond on the horizon the fabulous presence of the island of Tory.

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I Painted a Cow

In 2001 I lived in Missouri and I painted a cow. Before London, before Dublin, Kansas City was one of the very first cities of the more than 75 chosen to host CowParade.
I submitted proposals for 2 cows, and one was chosen - “The Cow of Kells”, featuring designs and concepts from the most famous [...]

Painting: Cobh, Cork

One of last year’s Painting Tour funding commissions was of Cobh - and when that painting is sent to America in a couple of days I’ll share it online with you. Here though, is another painting of Cobh, from a different viewpoint (a seagull’s) and unlike the one done on the tour this one was [...]