Below is my latest completed work ‘The Shadow’, which is shown in picture below on my studio wall. At nearly 4ft by 4ft this work has been a huge but enjoyable undertaking.
After all the hard work I am delighted to say that the painting has been chosen to be shown at the 189th Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition. I am very proud that my painting is being displayed in this prestigious exhibition. The RHA Annual Exhibition runs from the 20th of May 2019 to August 2019 if you would like to pop in to view all of this years selected works. The gallery is on Ely Place, Dublin 2.
Below the painting shows deep, moving water with light falling across it. A shadow cuts and twists through the water, but we don’t know what casts the shadow..
Below ; ‘The Shadow’ – Unfinished from the side.
Below ; ‘The Shadow’ – At a very early stage.
This painting is one of many new pieces I am creating for an exciting new exhibition next year in Dublin City. The details of which will be announced shortly. In the meantime the pieces are being pre-sold by appointment. To arrange a studio visit I can be contacted on details below.
Over the past few months I have been working on several projects and have completed eight new paintings to date.
My latest painting, ‘In The Valley’, was a very enjoyable and challenging project to work on. The painting shows a scene from Glendalough Co. Wicklow. The water is very different to the sea I usually portray. Lake water has very different movements and colours to the sea. Irish landscapes, both inland and coastline, have such a diverse and unique array of colours, tones and textures. It felt a huge accomplishment to complete this painting getting the mountains, trees and of course, the water to look as it does, taking 8 weeks to do so.
I am working on a number of projects at the moment including commissions and will be taking on more commissions going forward. If you have a vision in mind for a painting I can be contacted through email or by phone to discuss ideas (details below).
Also, if you have a favourite from any of my previous paintings, prints are available through the website or again, I can be contacted direct.
‘In The Valley’.
** COMPETITION TIME **
Win A large, framed, first-edition signed print of my painting ‘A Gentle Swirl’.
This painting won 2 prestigious awards in the RHA Exhibition 2005: The Don Niccolo D’ardia Caracciolo medal and award sponsored by Jorgensen Fine Art; and The ESB Keating McLoughlin medal and prize.
If you would like to enter this competition, simply visit this Facebook page
and like and share the post.
The lucky winner of this stunning print will be announced on Friday the 8th of December.
Also, now is the perfect time to order your prints for Christmas, to allow for framing and delivery.
Below is my latest work – ‘The Long View, Dollymount, Dublin’.
The piece was commissioned by the Clontarf Castle Hotel who wanted a painting to reflect the nearby coastline as an addition to their fantastic art collection. This is the largest painting I have made to date, taking just over two full months of work to complete. It was a joy to create from start to finish ! There was a great reception when the painting was presented and in the words of the hotel owners, “The painting immediately fitted in and dramatically uplifted the area in which it hung”.
It shows a scene vast in space with the familiar colours and light of the Irish coastline. The reflected light bouncing over the rippling surface of the water, the formation of clouds along the horizon of the Dublin mountains with their golden and purple hues – uniquely Irish. The figures immersed in the twinkling seascape evoking memories of childhoods spent by the seaside. The iconic ‘pigeon towers’ at Ringsend can be seen in the distance cutting the horizon. The newer, smaller towers can also be seen to the right of this. This gives a bit of history and times past and present, with both old and new standing together.This painting, set on Dollymount strand, now resides at The Clontarf Castle Hotel.
Regarding other projects,
It has been a fantastic year so far for me as an artist. I have and am currently creating many interesting pieces and am really enjoying working with clients and Gormleys Fine Art Gallery, who have been representing my work so well for the past couple of years.
The addition of selling prints through the website has worked out extremely well with the ease of which they can be ordered and the quality of the printed images of my work being of a very high standard. A great idea for Christmas presents coming into the festive season for those who enjoy my work.