quinta-feira, 30 de junho de 2016

Work in Progress "Before the Race"

My new painting "Before the Race" is almost done! Here's how it's looking so far.

This is a painting I'm working on at the moment, a portrait of A.P. Mccoy called "Before the Race".

quarta-feira, 29 de junho de 2016

terça-feira, 28 de junho de 2016

domingo, 26 de junho de 2016

Work in Progress "Before the Race"

Here are some new developments on the "Before the Race" painting.
This is a new painting I'm working on, a portrait of A.P. Mccoy called before the race.

sábado, 25 de junho de 2016

Sex Pistols

Here's a drawing I made of the Sex Pistols. "God Save The Queen" could make a comeback now that Britain has left the EU. If you don't know the song check it out and listen to the lyrics.

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quinta-feira, 23 de junho de 2016

Work in Porgress "Before the Race"

This is a new painting I'm working on, a portrait of A.P. Mccoy called before the race.
This is just the underpainting, I'll post some more pictures as the painting develops.

terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016

In the Jockeys' Room

Here’s a new painting I’m working on for a series called “In the Jockey’s Room”. I love the expession in the jockey’s faces before and after a race as well as the overall ambience of the jockey’s room. In this series I’ll be trying to capture the intensity that these people bring to the sport as well as the presure, fear and preparation that goes with racing.

sexta-feira, 17 de junho de 2016


This is an oil triptych I did for an exhibition in Galway comemorating the 100th aniversary of the Ester Rising.
The first piece shows De Valera in Bolands mill, the only rebel stronghold where all women were prohibited from, this paternalistic attitude would foreshadow the plight of women as he shaped it post independence to the church’s demands/requirements. The third piece shows James Connolly,a socialist and incredible thinker and advocate on behalf of women, as he lies wounded in the GPO, fittingly consoled by a female presence. The middle piece, a melting statue of the virgin Mary (melting only on Connolly’s side), attempts to challenge us to imagine how different Ireland’s post rebellion history vis-a-vis becoming or not becoming a Catholic state,might have been if Connolly had survived and helped shape subsequent Irish history.
Oil on Canvas 55x120 cm

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