A Victorian Muse, 60x46cm, oils, birch panel, Victorian toilet seat
This piece came about after perusing an old antique shop on Flood Street here in Galway. I came across what I thought had been a mirror, which in fact, turned out to be a Victorian toilet seat. And I knew immediately that it had to be mine. And so, this painting, evoking the wonderful feeling of the first pee of the day, came into existence.
Currently, this piece is for sale at the Kildare Gallery.
Ah, it’s been a mad two months…We’ve moved from Dublin to Galway, we’ve hosted family from abroad, hiked and painted in West Cork, and I’ve even seen my first burlesque show, which was unexpectedly hilarious. I loved it.
I’ve been searching out my new rhythm here and I’ve got to say, I’m enjoying the Galway pace. Up next, I’ve got an exceptionally fun portrait to do. And I can’t wait to finish a couple of commissions I’ve got up my sleeve.
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For this one I decided to use a limited palette of warm tones, keeping it soft and atmospheric with a touch of romantic nostalgia.
My latest painting finished.
You may have noticed my lack of visibility online over the past several months, well, now you can blame Paper Panther Productions. In May of 2016, I innocently agreed to work on an intriguing new venture conjured up by the wonderful Carol Freeman, one of the legs of the Paper Panther tripod.
Alongside Carol, three other stalwart painters, and several animators, we tackled a 6 minute short film, called The Bird and The Whale. When I hopped on board, work was already underway on a couple of different scenes. Here’s a timelapse of my first shot: The Storm.
This beautiful beast of a short film, consisting of thousands of paintings, is not quite finished. But it’s due in the next few months and I cannot wait to see it.
Please have a look at their page to see the work in progress, a teaser trailer, and a few studio shots, not to mention all the other marvelous projects by Paper Panther.
Jackson’s Art inaugural art prize competition whittled down 3100 submissions to just over 400 to a manageable long list for the judges to review. The short list will be announced on April 29th. Even if my piece doesn’t progress further, I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my work.
Update: This piece was not shortlisted, but I’m glad to have shared my work anyway!
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the opening events for the 186th RHA Annual. As expected, the gallery was elbow to elbow the entire time, replete with wine and good chats. You can see my painting, and hundreds of other great works, from now until June 11th. This piece is available for purchase – do go and have a look in person!
Update: This piece sold during the last week of the show to an enthusiastic and very kind collector.
“Evisceration of a holy ghost”
Oil on Birch Panel
25x30cm not including frame dimensions