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Field of Vision.

A picture I completed at the start of the summer, the rapeseed has long since vanished. Was really focusing on blocks of flat colour in this one, small hue changes to express the motif more than value.


A landscape that I started outside and then finished from memory and my imagination, while I was minding my  last show.  


A very quick painting of an angle of Kinsale that I’ve been designing from for the last two weeks now. I’ve tried to bring a tension between the two figures in the foreground, theses figures were added as I felt that the weather was about to break and start raining, it reminded me of a […]

Irish Cloud.

This painting that was just completed a week ago, was somewhat of a departure from the way I’ve painted in the past; more broken strokes, mixing on the canvas and generally a loose approach. I wanted to express an airy feeling to the picture plane, a feeling of expanse and freedom. There’s a lot of […]

Imagined Landscapes

Working solely from nature there’s times when a model cancels or the weather’s too inclement to venture outside, at these moments I like to delve into my imaginations and just try to have fun in the act of picture making without any references. Many segments of time over the years I’ve found myself in bars […]

Miscellaneous 3

Yet more pictures from the past, again they’re not chronological. Some artists may be quite apprehensive about showing passed paintings, but my thoughts are that these are as true as anything, slices of my mind. My technique may have improved in terms of capturing what I see, ( as much as that is possible ) […]

Miscellaneous 2 ( the drawings )

Looking through the many portfolios leaning against various walls in the studio, I realised how many sketches I’ve done over the years. Many in charcoal though there’s a few pencils. Here’s a selection.


Just looking through the passed 5-6 years of work that are stacked around my small studio. Lots of starts, ideas I didn’t pursue, but here’s the first selection of the pictures that came to something of a fruition. like the name of this post suggests, there’s no real theme here, just evidence of time spent.

Love and relationships as a motif in painting.

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lovely young couple. After asking them both to pose for charcoal sketches and spending some time with each of them separately, I had an idea for a larger picture; this also got me thinking about relationships and couples in painting.