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”

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”

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”

Brand new range of prints

So excited by how good my new range of prints looks that I’ve literally just spread them all out over my sofa to see them together… professional presentation – not!  Beautiful prints? Yes please 🙂 Just arrived today and only a very few copies of each.  Get them on my shop page before they sellContinue reading “Brand new range of prints”

“The present is the point at which time touches eternity”

The quote is from CS Lewis and I guess it bears no correlation at all to the image, except both make me pause and reflect. That’s my dog in the photograph, racing the beach and living his best life. He turned 11 yesterday and I know that our time together is limited, but this imageContinue reading ““The present is the point at which time touches eternity””