Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Back again...

Had a peculiar year during 2017 with all sorts of ups and downs. I sold three paintings out of four submitted at our Harbour festival which I was delighted with. Also had a solo exhibition at Skerries Mills in Sept/October. Enjoying trying out different mediums. At the moment with Christmas just around the corner I'm not doing too much but will be well into action again in the new year.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and great Yew year for 2018. :-)

I will add a few images to this post...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hi everyone,
Back in the studio working away. Best place to be during this very cold windy weather outside! Have textures down for new works and trying out various new things.
Below are ones I was working on lately.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year 2017 to you all! :-)

I am starting to work on new paintings but find that I am a bit sluggish.
January is always like that though with its dull, grey light and after Christmas there is always a bit of a low after the festivities. I find my art is influenced by my mood but it is a great expression of how I feel and a good outlet for creativity.
I didn't mention before but I am a collector of sea glass, pottery chards ('chaney') and driftwood, also some found objects on our local beaches and I intend to explore using these in some of my artwork at some point.
Yesterday I put down some textures with paste and I am waiting for it to dry fully before proceeding.
That's when the fun begins as I love the process of the making of a painting.
I hope you will stick with me following my posts for 2017 and feel free to comment at any time.
Once again, I hope you all have a happy, healthy and generally a very good year! xx

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Christmas everyone!

My art exhibition at Skerries Mills was very successful and most enjoyable. I had plenty of comments, messages, chats, and enquiries from followers - and I sold three paintings for which I was so happy. :-) As the Mills is booked up from around November every year for the following year, I was asked would I like to book an exhibition for 2017 now before the last two slots were gone and I went ahead and booked for end of September/beginning October 2017 for another exhibition.
The paintings that were sold were the ones below. Roll on getting down to start new work once the Christmas is over. I have already ordered new materials which are being delivered today.
It looks like its going to be a stormy Christmas - here in Ireland anyway and no sign of snow, just wet and windy! But sure hey - we are used to it. We have had one of the mildest Winters on record so far.
I will put up a pic of the sold items from the Mills and I just want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and great New Year 2017 and I will talk to you again in the new year. :-) xx

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Hi everyone,
I haven't been on for a while, lots happening.  I have been getting work together for my upcoming art exhibition at Skerries Mills, Skerries, Co. Dublin which starts on the 28th Nov and is on until the 4th December so if you happen to be in the area or have an interest in seeing my work, why don't you pop along to the exhibition - all welcome. :-)

I will have over 30 works on display at the Mills, almost all are new works done this year.
Every year at this time, I look back on the year just gone at where I am at in my art and where I would like to go with it for next year - a sort-of appraisal of what I have done up to present day.
I still love colours, textures, shapes in what I do but also want to branch out from that to other works.
With my art, it comes from within, hard to explain at times but it is my best way of expressing myself as it all comes out on to the canvas with my use of colour and materials. Its my way of having my true voice of who I am.
Being a self taught artist, I have had to find my own way to where I am today, and at times I was not very confident and unsure in myself, but through trial and error, I have achieved lots and learned so much along the way and it was so enjoyable yet frustrating at times. I will never give up my art - always learning and with my deep love of nature, I will always be inspired to keep going.
I am rambling on here but you know what I mean I'm sure.

I am putting up these two paintings that I did recently for you to enjoy. And in case I am not on for a while, I am wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and great New Year 2017.  Sending love to you all from me! :-)

The first one is:        "By the waters edge",  Acrylic on board,  25.4cm x 20.32cm
The second is:          "Poppy field",  Acrylic on board,   25.4cm x 20.32cm