Silver Birch Visitors

Title; Silver Birch Visitors
Materials; Chinese inks on silk, bonded to painted canvas
Size; 42 x 30 cm There is a small stand of Silver Birch trees outside the house. One morning, as I was standing below a small flock/ family of birds arrived, flitting from branch to branch, harvesting and dning as they went.

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‘Wild Irish Hare, Spring Forward’


Irish Hare The hare is a beautiful creature, featuring in mythology and in folklore. Sightings at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig gave rise to the painting. A walk in Clare inspired the setting. A few years ago I was walking in the Burren near Mullaghmore. I approached what I thought was a carpet of lilac/blue flowers in the limestone and grasses. . . As I drew near the 'carpet' took off- hundreds of tiny moths in a cloud of pale blue. A few yards away another gathering of pale pink covering the ground erupted into flight.
Size; 50 x 40 cm

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This wonderful exhibition os now online and open To see all the books visit the Temple Bar Gallery website and select 'Shop'.  

A direct  Link to Because the Small Things Matter (ahem!) 

Tuckmill Annual Fine Art Exhibition; Church of Our Lady and St. David and Mc Auley Place

 The fabulous Tuckmill Gallery in Naas


Delighted to have my painting of Church of Our Lady and St. David and Mc Auley Place in the shop window.


The Tuckmill Annual Art Exhibition 2020

The Tuckmill Annual Art Exhibition IS NOW LIVE! Due Covid19 it being held on Instagram and Facebook, with collection in store. Artists are Louise Barrett, Eugene Conway, Sean Curran, Lesley Fennell, Mary Ferris, Trevor Geoghegan, Mark O’Neill, Bob Lynn, Fiona Marron, Sheena Meagher, Shay O’Byrne, Maureen O’Mahoney, Des Tallon, Ester Barrett and Eva Kelly. Some of the proceeds are going to the Moate Theatre in Naas who usually host the Tuckmill exhibition. Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for detailed posts by artist

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‘Because The Small Things Matter. They Make All The Difference’ selected for the Dublin Art Book Fair 2020

My book ‘Because The Small Things Matter. They Make All The Difference’ has been selected to be featured at the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in
Dublin Art Book Fair 2020: Design as an Attitude from 23 November — 06 December 2020, curated by world leading design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn.

About the book;
Butterflies are associated with transformation and freedom. The emergence from a cocoon in a completely new form is a real-life metaphor for unimagined new beginnings. In August 2020, Covid pandemic notwithstanding, I was in residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Artists Centre at Annaghmakerrig.
Two varnished stretched canvases coated in Chinese inks on are bound together creating a cocoon containing a true story of resilience I found in nature during that residency. The reader is invited to untie and unfold the story of the residency, focusing on a wonderful example of simply hanging in there and being awake and open to new possibilities. Presented in a blend of text, photographs and artwork, there is an experiential surprise at the end for the reader.

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I was happy to be invited to donate artwork to the to the #EnableIreland Wild Atlantic Art Sale. The site is now live here;
Enable Ireland provides support to over 9,200 adults, children and their families each year and events like this are vital to continue to provide essential services.
By happy coincidence I had visited Lahinch, Co. Clare on the 26th September 2020 where I witnessed an amazing sunset. The whole scene- sky, sea, land and beach turned rose gold – a wonderful end to a magnificent day, a fabulous start to a magical evening. Shadows cast by surfers carrying boards became Merpeople inhabiting the wet sands. Two girls ran at full tilt into the sea and sat enjoying their 99’s ice cream cones, laughing after a day in the surf. The resulting three paintings are part of this very worthwhile fundraiser, where there are beautiful artworks starting from as little as €10 and there are some really beautiful works available for this excellent cause. Congratulations to the organisors!