Boyle Arts Festival 2019

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019
Splashback Blues I & II, oil on poplar, 60x80cm

Grateful to have been invited to show at this year’s main exhibition by curator and galleriest Paul McKenna. The Boyle Arts Festival will be on in Boyle, County Roscommon from July 18th – August 5th.

189th Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition

Posted by on May 10, 2019
Ideation of a Self in Checkmate, oils on wood, 8x6in

Join me for opening night on May 20th, 2019 to see my little self-portrait and loads of other beautiful work. This piece is framed in a lovely stained walnut float frame.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition

Posted by on May 10, 2019
The RP’s opening at Mall Galleries, London – May 8 2019

Always wonderful to see that little red dot. This time it was already there to greet me when I arrived an hour late to the opening.

Plein Air in Venice

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019
I painted this on the Riva overlooking the lagoon with the Santa Maria Della Salute across the water. The atmosphere in Venice is unlike anywhere else.


I’m used to dealing with Ireland’s strong winds, but in Italy the sun is the obstacle. I had to pick up this brimmed hat and position my easel so that the painting was in the shade. Thanks to my husband for getting this shot of me and for bringing me gelato, I couldn’t have survived this two hour painting in such harsh conditions without it.

The Santa Maria Della Salute is known for being octagonal, which I couldn’t really see from my position, but the way the sun was falling over the dome and how the atmosphere made everything dusty with pink was plenty captivating for me.

Ideation of a Self with Tattoo

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019
Ideation of a Self with Tattoo, oils on wood, 24x18cm (10x7in)

Excited to hear last week that this piece has been selected to exhibit in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual 2019. I’m hoping to make it over to London for the opening again. Last year’s was such a great time.

On Painting

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019
Ideation of a Self in Checkmate, oil on wood, 8x6in

Check out my latest post on Medium to hear some thoughts (and lots of questions) on painting: https://medium.com/@contact_6688/i-am-somewhat-reticent-to-share-the-following-ideas-as-i-do-not-want-to-give-the-impression-that-25796579a1aa

Mining the Hippocampus

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018

Visit my Medium page to learn about the inspiration behind this painting:

Mining the Hippocampus, oils on birch panel, 16x16in

 

art and endings: understanding figurative art through the lens of transience.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018

Last week, I shared my first post on Medium.com. Until I figure out how to automatically link the accounts, here’s a good ol’ fashioned link: Art and Endings -Understanding figurative art through the lens of transience.