Seabirds at Dundrum

I have to admit, when I started this set of seabirds in late February I didn’t expect to still be painting them in mid May. But they’ve seen through the end of winter to the start of the warm weather. I usually feel a mix of elation, excitement and sadness when I come to theContinue reading “Seabirds at Dundrum”

The home strait….

Those of you who have been following will know that I’ve been working (slowly and with multiple interruptions and distractions) on a commissioned series of four seabirds, based on the local seabirds of Dundrum Bay, County Down in Northern Ireland (which you’ll also have picked up is my favourite place – and for good reason).Continue reading “The home strait….”

Wading in…

I feel like a naughty school child waiting outside the principal’s office to give an account of myself. It’s been at least 6 weeks where painting sadly has been abandoned whilst I have focused on transforming the bottom of my garden from jungle to fairy-lit patio. I’m so pleased with the results, but now it’sContinue reading “Wading in…”

Taking flight – Work in progress

As I mentioned before I’m working on a series of sea birds that will all share space together – two large paintings of a heron and an egret that will bracket two smaller (but still pretty substantial) paintings of a cormorant and an avocet. These are all birds that you can see in Dundrum Bay,Continue reading “Taking flight – Work in progress”

Paint what you love

I’m very excited to be about to start a new themed series of paintings of local #seabirds for a client. I’ve just finished an architectural commission of an old family home which i know has meant so much and brings so many memories back for that client. Seeing how my paintings impact on clients reallyContinue reading “Paint what you love”

Home improvements

During lockdown #1 i struggled to focus on my pastel painting and started to turn my house into a (no longer) blank canvas to save my sanity. It started with just tidying my garden fence which had become a shameful, green-covered dilapidated mess. Then i painted a little fox on my garden gate. Suddenly IContinue reading “Home improvements”

New paintings for sale

Fresh from a recent all-Ireland art-in-lockdown exhibition by the Pastel Society of Ireland, I’m really pleased to be able to offer three new original paintings for sale on my shop page. First my two beloved polar bears – “Into the Blue” and “Svalbard”. Each is an impactful 50cm x 70cm and they each stand aloneContinue reading “New paintings for sale”