Life Cropped

Life Cropped

Recently I've been challenging myself to painting from life using oils. But rather than bite off more than I can chew in a 2.5 hour window I'm choosing to focus in on sections of the model. This forces me to pay close attention to subtle shifts in temperature and tone that I would have previously ignored. 

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Being Afraid ...

Being Afraid ...

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Ursuline Secondary School in Blackrock, Cork (my past school) if I would come back and present some of the annual student awards and say a few words to the students. This is what I said ...

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My Painting in Dublin Castle

My Painting in Dublin Castle

Yesterday I went to visit Dublin Castle to see my painting ' Misty Ree' in situ.
What an honour it is to hang in such a prestigious location!! 

How did it get there?

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My Schoolhouse

My Schoolhouse

I lost my artistic 'voice' for an unnaturally long time (16 yrs +). A time where I 'couldn't' even start a drawing or painting. This 'block' crumbled when I met Neil at Schoolhouse for Art just over a year ago and started back with a regular practice.

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In Our Own Time - National Exhibition Tour

In Our Own Time - National Exhibition Tour

So we had finished filming 'Painting the Nation' and the question was .. what next? Kevin's idea .. 'Let's go on the road!' ... and off we went to exhibit, not the work done in 90 minutes on the show, but the work we had done ... 'In Our Own Time' ... 

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Painting the Nation with RTE

Painting the Nation with RTE

It started with a text from a friend .. 'hey you should apply for this' ... Erm, reality tv? I don't think so lol. But then ... friends and family started to encourage it ... 'ah sure it won't do any harm to apply' etc etc. .. Pauline Mc Lynn is hosting!? ... ah g'wan so.

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