Rooted in one dear perpetual place

Again, this is an oldie (2010). I actually had this in my selection of works in our Graduation Show in GMIT in 2010. Because I still have it and because it goes well with the rest of the works completed more recently, I decided  to dig it out, blow off the cobwebs and do some … Continue reading

Into the artifice of eternity

I recently revisited some older work (from 2010 – 2011) to touch up some parts and then decided to add them to this body of work as they fit in well with the rest of the paintings.

Out of the murderous innocence of the sea

Oil and Acrylic on canvas

Out of the murderous innocence of the sea, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012 This was an old one revisited – touched up and added to the current body of work. I’m still working on several more paintings but its hard to tell if they will all work together. 

Surely among a rich man’s flowering lawns

Surely among a rich man's flowering lawns, Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 2012

Ancestral Houses by W.B. Yeats Surely among a rich man’s flowering lawns, Amid the rustle of his planted hills, Life overflows without ambitious pains; And rains down life until the basin spills, And mounts more dizzy high the more it rains As though to choose whatever shape it wills And never stoop to a mechanical … Continue reading

Ghost Reveries

The image used for this painting is one of St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh. The name is taken from an Opeth album, which I was listening to whilst painting. It seemed fitting somehow. Ghost Reveries,oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

The world behind the world

Saint Brigids’ Psychiatric Institution, Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 2010 “In a decaying culture, Art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, Art must show the world as changeable, and help to change it.” – Ernst Fischer

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