A Victorian Muse

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017

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.













Portraiture Workshop was a blast!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017

Thanks to all of the wonderful artists who attended the portraiture in oils workshop at the Galway Arts Centre. Everyone created such great work in just one day! Can’t wait to do this again.

Join me for a Portraiture Workshop

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017

Head over to my teaching page or directly to Galway Arts Center’s booking page to secure a spot!


Posted by on May 30, 2017

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.

Do follow me on Instagram to keep up!

Recent Portrait Commission

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017

Oils on wood panel

For this one I decided to use a limited palette of warm tones, keeping it soft and atmospheric with a touch of romantic nostalgia.


Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Oils on board

My latest painting finished.

The Bird and The Whale

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Me at my rig in Paper Panther’s studio

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 Open Show 2016

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016

Evisceration of a Holy Ghost

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!


186th RHA Annual

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

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.

oils on birch panel 25x30cm

“Evisceration of a holy ghost”
Oil on Birch Panel
25x30cm not including frame dimensions


Into the Forest Deep pt. 2

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016

Take a look at Into the Forest Deep, an exhibition at the Kildare Gallery, opening on the 2oth of February.  The title of the show was inspired by one of my earlier pieces that has already sold. But this one will be up during the show.

Oils on Birch Panel, 18x14in

Neath the Dappled Canopy,  Oils on Birch Panel, 46x36cm