New year, new outlook, new painting

I like to welcome the new year with a new painting and this year is no different. I spent the morning of new year’s day planting climbing roses and clearing up in my garden, then was driven indoors and spent a few hours up in my attic studio starting a new work in progress, aContinue reading “New year, new outlook, new painting”

Cosy cushions in time for Christmas…

I’m excited to have a new small range of luxury vegan suede cushions to offer on my shop page. These make perfect Christmas presents, or why not treat yourself. So comfortable and luxurious to touch – each is made out of vegan suede and includes filler. They work as individuals or why not pair themContinue reading “Cosy cushions in time for Christmas…”

Sunshine on a cloudy day

I’ve been racing the onset of winter with this latest project to transform a wooden gazebo… …into a perpetually sunny, coastal themed summer-house, and finally finished last weekend. I’m pleased with the results which combine traditional postcard scenes on the outside panels with a more ethereal internal vibe of airy sky- blue walls and ceilingsContinue reading “Sunshine on a cloudy day”

Swan Lake (finished)

I’m happy to finally lay the pastels down on this painting of the swans at Lough Neagh. It’s been challenging to paint but i just find the light so mesmerising and the swans so dramatic against the evening sky. It’s also been a bit of a learning curve – working towards what o thought wasContinue reading “Swan Lake (finished)”

Swan Lake

August was busy. I only managed to get one painting done (see my previous post about standing on the shoulders of giants for my painting of Northern Ireland’s beautiful Giant’s Causeway – better still, come visit the Causeway itself!) – I’m a bit disappointed in myself The good news is I think I’m now startingContinue reading “Swan Lake”

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Growing up in Northern Ireland, one of the first things that you learn in school and in life is that there’s more to this world than meets the eye. Ladies and gentlemen, there’s enchantment all around – the landscape has been etched by fairies and folklore (don’t cut down a hawthorn tree or the fairiesContinue reading “Standing on the shoulders of giants”

New framed original paintings available

If there is anything I love more than seeing my paintings come to life, it’s seeing how they are transformed by a really skilled framer. So I was really so excited to go collect these two newly-framed paintings as my Friday treat last week. I use a local framer in a nearby town who worksContinue reading “New framed original paintings available”

2 new landscape prints now in stock

2 new stunning prints of my favourite landscapes available to buy now in my shop page. Turning Tide, Dundrum Bay This prize-winning painting of Dundrum Bay in full summer sunshine is now available in a choice of striking A1 and A2 sizes. Turn of the Seasons This is a dramatic painting of Belfast Lough atContinue reading “2 new landscape prints now in stock”