Tag: prints

  • Mayo Shed

    Painting: “Mayo Shed” Who doesn’t like a good outbuilding? Probably lots of people, to be honest, but I’m not one of them. This particular gem is near Louisbourg so yep, that’s the back of Croagh Patrick you’re looking at there, in its conical iconicness. Tell me though, how do you decide where the front of…

  • Ballina Junction (Mayo)

    “Ballina Junction” (Mayo)  On canvas, 40 cm x 30 cm (16″ x 12″)    Price €320 (+ €13 Registered post to Ireland; €22 Express Post to rest of world)  I get to Ballina most years so it’s countless times I’ve been there. First went in the mid 1990s when I was told the taxi driver…

  • Connemara Boat (Galway)

    Painting: “Connemara Boat” (County Galway)   Ì loved this scene when I came upon it while cycling in Connemara. It was like all the elements of Conamara coming together to make a perfect composition. Oh, I’m going to paint you, I said into the sunny air. I know, replied my bike. But it took me a…

  • Bantry Bay II (Cork)

    “Bantry Bay II” (County Cork)   The last time I painted Bantry Bay I painted the view into Bantry, with the bay in the foreground and the entrance to the town in the background. But as I said then, and as I say every time I talk about Bantry – well, every single view from all…

  • Painting: Ballycroy (Mayo)

    “Ballycroy” (Mayo)   I’d been wanting to paint this for years. It came out of a time I was cycling through Ballycroy and found I was making little progress because I kept looking backwards. And stopping the bike and looking for ages. Why do I have this landscape to myself, I asked my tired bicycle? Then…

  • Painting: “Bovine II”

    “Bovine II” (Cow painting) The 2nd painting in what now seems to be a series, this was in progress for a few years. Like the first cow it’s another long hairy yoke with a great face. And like the first cow it’s probably a bullock. There were a couple of such creatures in the field…

  • Westport Clock II (Mayo)

    “Westport Clock II”, (Mayo)  Some years back I planned a whole series of paintings where I would incorporate mesh tape. That tape you use for joining plaster boards together and then plastering. Because I love squares. Like, in a really big way. And mesh tape is just a great big roll of squares. And I…

  • Kingstown Bay (Connemara, Galway)

    Painting: “Kingstown Bay” (Connemara, Galway)  I worked on this painting for 3 years. If you don’t count the years of fermenting in my head from the moment I was first arrested by the scene.  By myself, with a mostly inanimate bicycle, I just stood there looking at the view and wanting to tell someone, anyone,…

  • North Earl Street (Dublin)

    Painting: “North Earl St” (Dublin) I like North Earl Street. I’ve previously painted the James Joyce Statue as it looked out from North Earl St over O’Connell Street to the G.P.O. but in this painting I’ve celebrated the street itself instead. And a little thing called the Spire. I love shapes. Especially shapes with right…