Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Painting: Slieve League

A new painting, of Slieve League in County Donegal for Phyllis & Mike for their amazing hosting of me in Donegal town during last year’s Painting Tour.

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I’ve been lucky and seen a lot of amazing places around the world, but no physical feature on the planet has so filled me with awe as [...]

Painting: Slemish

A new painting, of Slemish Mountain in County Antrim for Grannymar for her wondrous hosting of me on last year’s Painting Tour.
[ Buy this painting as a print or a card ]

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Slemish is painted on canvas, 50cm x 40cm (20in x 16in), which the eagle-eyed among you will notice is double the [...]

New Paintings Sale - December 2011

New paintings for sale, launching at up to 50% less than regular price for a limited time. More paintings will be added up to Christmas Eve. Prices are based mostly on size. See each painting for shipping cost or collection details.
      UPDATE Jan 1, 2012 - The Sale is now finished.

Hapenny Br
€85 SOLD

€95 [...]

Prints - Christmas 2011 Sale

In advance of my End-of-Year sale of new original paintings, you can get 30% off prints of my paintings at ImageKind.

Use the code 30ELF until 11.59pm EST on December 8th 2011 (which is 05.59am Dec 9 in Ireland & UK) for 30% off the prints of Ireland and the Birds/Wires series. There are currently [...]

One-Day Flash Sale

[UPDATE: This sale is now finished. Watch this space for the forthcoming End-of-Year sale]
Here’s 6 older paintings reduced by 33% for just today.
I’m doing this for instantly needed funds (bike repairs, rent, food), so if you’re buying please note that payment is needed today - whether by bank transfer, paypal/credit card, or pigeon.

Men in [...]

Painting: Blue September

The day after I finished my painting tour I was doing a painting workshop at the Lucan festival from where I was temporarily whisked away to Brittas Bay. The Wicklow excursion was for the Dip in the Nip for Blue September, where I was the official artist.
A night walk on the beach to get the [...]

The Eolaí Doll

About 20 years ago I started a series of matryoshka dolls based on a series of my jumpers. In a creative argument with myself I stopped after the first one. This is it (click to enlarge) with its half done children still nested inside.

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You can see the eolaí doll in the flesh, so [...]

A Painting Cycle Tour of Ireland

In July and August of 2011 I’m embarking on a painting cycle tour of Ireland centered on the world of social media.
Whilst aiming to cover all 32 historic counties, the route is determined by the location of those volunteering to host me. And in return for their feeding & sheltering of me for a night [...]

Original Painting Giveaway

To mark my 25,000th tweet, and a new painting sale about to start, I’m going to give an original painting away for free.
There are currently 36 paintings in the prizepool, and I’ll be adding another 18 new paintings to it over the life of this competition - which will run until Wednesday when the long-promised [...]

Liverpool Pier Head

This little painting I did today doesn’t do justice to the Three Graces of Liverpool’s Pier Head, but I plan to paint it again, larger and on site - maybe next year.

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The Three Graces are, from left to right, the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building.
For [...]