This week it’s now 6 years - the first 2 in America, the last 4 at home in Ireland - since I bought what I can still say without reservation is the best thing I’ve ever bought - my XtraCycle.
Technically speaking XtraCycle is the name of the company and, although [...]
Perhaps because of their beauty I’ve always struggled to take a good photograph of a goldfinch.
Yesterday one came to my balcony at the studio - for just long enough to know there would be no point reaching for the camera. More usual sightings are cameo appearances amid a clutter of branches or an overwhelming [...]
Here’s a few photographs of my weekend at the IBAs in Belfast - presented in 1 big photo (just pretend it’s 1995).
Huge thanks to Damien for making it possible to meet so many people I enjoy reading, and being able to share my paintings with them.
Being with my paintings in a hotel in Belfast, [...]
Growing up in Dublin West I’ve walked, played, and learned to ride a bicycle, against the backdrop of garage doors in back lanes.
Sometimes I walk Dublin’s lanes just to look at the doors, with their graffiti, rust, and peeling wood. Here’s a collage of 50 photos (to go with earlier collage of 40 doors). [...]
One photograph from each of the last 12 months. I could’ve just gone with 12 photos of trees, or leaves, or wires, and I probably will one day, but here’s a mixture of subjects - all taken in Dublin.
More collections of photos and links to specific pictures can be see on the photos page. New [...]
Like everybody else I have photos of Ireland’s big 2010 snow right now, though probably none as popular as Dog-Dog in a field of snow.
While I work on putting the final touches on dozens of paintings for my end-of-year online sale (starting Monday Dec 6th - come back) here’s a photo of why I [...]
The big birds in the wind I love watching do their fighting and dancing. Rooks, magpies, jackdaws and gulls. Always surprises me how they don’t crash. Even people on foot walk into things.
Out with dog head down in the wind, look up see 3 birds arc in a chase. Flick on camera, featers out, aim, [...]
A photo I took a couple of days ago on a rather hazy day in Dublin. It’s of women. Walking. Which reminds me I’m about to start a series of paintings of women walking. Or in conversation,
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Yes that’s the east pier in Dun Laoghaire. And there’s more where that came from.
More Photos of [...]
It was very wet, it was very windy, it was sometimes sunny, and it was always fabulous. Here’s some photos of Knockan Stockan Music Festival in Wicklow that I took exactly a year ago.
As I was saying, I love my XtraCycle. This photo was taken on the way to the studio.
In this picture, apart from the chair the bike is carrying the computer bag, a pair of boots, spare clothes, camera bag, lunch bags, cushions, a jacket, 2 litres of milk, some tubs of stuff, tools, locks, etc. [...]