Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas
Here is the last painting of 2019. This has already been delivered and I’m happy to say – was received with great delight!
This is the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry and is about a 30 kilometre drive. It is one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way and is the most western point in Ireland. It is most picturesque covering an ancient landscape of prehistoric ring forts, beehive huts, early Christian chapels, crosses and holy wells, hamlets and abandoned villages. It has a breath-taking, majestic coastline where you can take a boat ride from the famous Dunquin harbour to the Blasket Islands.
On this particular day, there were lots of tourists about. There were also lots of seagulls about – big seagulls, hungry scavengers! They swooped down in quest of any scraps of food they could find while scaring the life out of everyone, hence, the name Gulls Landing.
An old Dublin saying
“they’d take the eye out of your head and come back for the eyelashes”
Seagulls have become quite a nuisance because they can dive on people and pets. Came across this drunken seagull discovered by the New York Post which I thought you might enjoy. However, they’re not all bad – I like to paint them and they add extra life to a painting. View my other seascape paintings
I enjoyed doing this painting so thinking about doing a larger version when all this Christmas fun is done.
Happy Christmas everyone!
Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family and particularly to those living abroad and in the U.S.
Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States. Historically, Thanksgiving has traditionally been a celebration of the blessings of the year, including the harvest. What Americans call the “Holiday Season” generally begins with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is celebrated both with family and in public places with parades such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, Massachusetts, McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, and Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade in New Orleans. This first day after Thanksgiving Day—Black Friday—marks the start of the Christmas shopping seasonWikipedia but are in our thoughts.
For me, Thanksgiving is a special day to give thanks and remember those no longer with us or those who live someplace else but are always in our thoughts.
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Well Art Source is over for this year and I’m happy to say that it was a great success!
Here are some random photos taken over the few days:
It was a crazy few days of high energy.
Met with so many interesting people, so many friends, fellow artists, old clients, new clients all dropped by.
So, whoever you were, thank you for visiting!
Sorry we didn’t have more time to chat.
Special thanks to those who enable me to follow my dream and make all of this possible by purchasing my paintings – your support is so much appreciated.
Thanks so much to all who came to visit me at Ideal Home Show this Autumn.
The show was a great success and was packed with lovely people every day.
Here is a few random photos:
If you didn’t make it, I will be taking a stand at
Art Source – Stand No. J116
15th – 17th November 2019
This is Ireland’s premier art fair
If you would like a complimentary ticket for the show, please contact me and I will get one to you.
This painting can be seen first at The Ideal Home Show this coming bank holiday weekend.
I will be at Stand N40 right beside the House and Home Interiors & Design Theatre at Ideal Home Show RDS Dublin
New Ideas • Expert Advice • Inspiration • Your Creativity • Your Home • More Choice
Come Join Me and see my latest work
Ideal Home Show starts 25th – 28th October in the RDS Dublin – only 10 days to go…
It’s always exciting to see your work in a frame as it really does set off the painting. ‘Fun trying them out for size! A bit of work to be done on them yet but ‘think that’s my evening planned!
Lots of ruling, measuring, out with the screwdriver, taping / sealing, logo stickers …..
Here’s an example of my Irish Landscape Miniatures work in progress – all 8 x 8″ Oil on canvas and will be framed in bespoke contemporary solid wooden box frames.
Here is another sample of some of my Irish Abstract work in progress miniatures – All 8 x 8″ Oil on Canvas and also to be framed in bespoke contemporary white wooden box frames.
Check out more of my abstract work here
Ideal Gifts for Christmas – just sayin….
Check out free tickets here or failing that, send me a message and I will forward some free passes to you gladly.
Remember, I will be at Stand N40 by the Home Advice Theatres just waiting to meet you.
Ideal Home Show – RDS Dublin
New Art – New Show!
Continuing to paint like crazy for upcoming exhibitions – I love it!
This painting is from a trip to Dingle during the summer. We drove around the peninsula and each sight was more breath-taking than the next. We did boat trips to the magnificent Blasket Islands and climbed the highest mountains – more to come in another blog post. A return visit is a must!
See more of my seascapes here.
Next one up and counting is:
Ideal Home Show
So, Ideal Home Show is on again this bank holiday weekend in the RDS Dublin 25 – 28 th October
This is where you get the opportunity to
Create the home you love
. Interior design hub
. home advice theatres
.ask an expert
.build & extend
.grants and tax breaks
.kitchen & bathrooms
.windows & insulation
to include Finline Furniture Showhouse designed by Helen McAlinden and Interiors & Design Theatre with Nick Knowles UK TV presenterIdeal Home Show
I too, will be there at Stand N40 right beside the Interior & Design Theatre. I hope to see you there. You can get free admission for a limited period by registering at this link or failing that, message me and I will send you on some tickets gladly.
See you there!
Busy preparing for upcoming shows and this is one of my latest creations from my “Transcendence Series” entitled Cascading Depths.
Cascading Depths painting is from a series of abstract landscapes. Mixing my favourite colours – those earthy, autumn blends of colour that nature presents are very pleasing and offer a comforting warmth for me. I build up many layers of shapes and form with a palette knife, brushes and even my fingers can play a part in the process until I am satisfied with the final result.
Does this painting invite you in?
Is it a journey deep into the woodland
a cascading waterfall?
What does it say to you – I would love to hear from you.
See more of my abstract paintings here
I will have this painting, Cascading Depths at :
Where you can create the Home you loveIdeal Home Show
25th – 28th October 2019
Do you realise you can get free tickets to the show here
I am also preparing for
Ireland’s premier Art FairArt Source
15th -17th November 2019
I will have a limited amount of free tickets available for this very popular show. Please contact me directly if you wish me to send you one.
On a recent visit to some of my favourite parts of the Irish countryside – Connemara and the Mayo coastline, we came upon this charming site
It is located in Co. Mayo, along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Doo Lough (in Irish meaning “Black Lake’)
Driving through the Valley is a unique experience. It is embedded in a mountainous landscape of unspoilt nature – Mweelrea Mountain and Sheeffry Hills. There are two lakes on the east-side, where the Wild Atlantic Way winds its way through.
A yearly walk is held along this route in memory of the
Doolough dead and to highlight the starvation of the world’s poor, still today.
A stone memorial cross can be found on the northern edge of the valley, dedicated to the victims of the “Doolough Tragedy” marking one of the most tragic periods in Irish history. During the Great Famine in 1849, hundreds of people made their way from Louisburgh to Delphi Lodge. Threatened by starvation, their suffering was ignored and they were turned away. Many died from malnutrition on the return journey to Louisburgh in Doolough Valley.
“How can men feel honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings?”
This question of Mahatma Ghandi is engraved in the cross.
View the painting in a room setting
If you would like to purchase this painting, please contact me