There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow

There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012 Advertisements

Washed by time’s waters as they rose and fell

Washed by time’s waters as they rose and fell, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Rules of Engagement

For over a year now I have been living in Passage West, Co. Cork and for over a year I’ve been wondering how to get inside a premises to photograph it. The building in question is the Sisters of Mercy Convent, a big building, which now lies derelict with boarded up windows and a huge … Continue reading


Its always interesting reading up on colour harmony and colour theory but most of the time I just go for it – screw the theory. If it works- it works. If it doesn’t, well…, just paint over it. The central idea behind my work is that the colours be evocative of some kind of feeling … Continue reading

Alice in Chains

I worked on this painting over two days, first lining things up where they should be with a white oil paint pen – then using thinned down oil paint to give “tonal” qualities to the work. I was in Kinsale with my girlfriend to check out what was going on during the Kinsale Arts Festival … Continue reading

Blarney Castle

I’ve never kissed the Blarney Stone and I have no strong desire to. Kissing a bacteria covered rock while hanging backwards just so you can earn “the gift of the gab” is pretty ridiculous. If you want the gift of persuasiveness, just be concise, articulate and patient. Anyways, the castle itself is a pretty nice … Continue reading

Amazing work by Francoise Nielly

Heres a link to Francoise Nielly’s profile on Behance: More amazing knife painted portraits with brilliant colour combos.

A new dawn, a new painting.

Worked well into the night on this one, which is only about 10′ x 10′ (approx) – sometimes the smaller the painting, the more intricate it is. The town in the painting is Cobh, Co. Cork, with St. Colman’s Cathdral standing high above the houses.

Bantry House

Although its mainly derelict buildings that I paint the historical ones interest me just as much. If the walls of these buildings could speak they’d tell weird tales.

The art of Tzviatko Kinchevko

Came across this artist a few days ago via StumbleUpon. Really cool technique – probably achieved with a pallet knife somehow. Really nice use of colour combinations.

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