Sunday, June 18, 2017

Exhibition at In-Spire Gallery, Dublin is now on.

And if you're wondering where that is and what it's like, it's at 56 Lower Gardiner Street in Dublin city, Ireland, and very near Bus Aras, the central bus station.

The last day of the exhibition is 25 June 2017. If you would like to stop by, either message me or the gallery itself through its Facebook page, which is here.

It is open from noon, and there is a lovely and inexpensive cafe two doors up, so it's an ideal stop before or after lunch. Give the door knocker a good bang or two if the door isn't open.

We're going to have an artist's talk on Thursday 22 June, kind of a round table discussion, and we are inviting artists to come and participate. Should be fun! See the gallery's Facebook page for more details.

Dino did a fantastic job hanging it. And they made a video of it, and here is the final result

And of course I have to take photos to capture the changing light in this lovely historic building, it's a Georgian townhouse and very beautiful.

Taken by my phone! And there are more on my Instagram and Twitter feeds. Enjoy!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Here is no Exposition

This is not a great reproduction of a painting I sold 11 years ago through an exhibition in Limerick city, but it's the only one I have of it. It's in the US, I'm told, but that's all I know. 

I think I will be doing more of these again, random people set against a backdrop of random people. I keep finding old sketches and snapshots I've taken, all lovely little surprises. Sometimes hoarding is GOOD.

I did the necessary repair work on the paintings I'm bringing to Dublin for the exhibition in the In-Spire Gallery on 56 Lower Gardiner Street and will be packing them later on, and am bringing them to Dublin early tomorrow. Dino Notaro the curator has given me an extension for a few more days, so it will continue until the 25 of June, instead of finishing on the 22nd, which is nice. Am thinking of a little afternoon goodbye party with things for kids to do too, as the weather might not be conducive to afternoon walks on the beach. (If one could only harness the weather ...)

It was kind of exciting taking the works out and looking at them again, I'm taking several of my larger ones, all of my framed larger ones, and my slightly smaller ones, and my watercolour drawings. All told about half of my total of oil paintings will be included in the exhibition. And I'll be there myself for a few of the days, please contact the gallery itself (they are on Facebook and Twitter) to find out when exactly.

And while the section of the room is clear of paintings, I will be painting the walls and cleaning the room generally. So much work on paper .... I really think it's time to offer them for sale unframed. Hm. Much cheaper to buy, actually. Postage will be comparatively nothing .... except for the nudes. Those are big. Almost life-size.

Right. Better go and plant out my courgettes. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

News and a solo exhibition in Dublin

Delighted to be able to share that I recently sold a painting through the Draíocht Gallery in Adare, it was the painting at the bottom of this post, and Agnes and Andrew were so funny and surprised me with it, which was kind of sweet.

Am also really excited about the upcoming exhibition in Dublin, and am hoping to see some friends there too. If you're in Dublin between 13 and 22 of June, please stop by.

Here is the poster designed by the In-Spire Gallery team, using one of the paintings:

So if you're in the area between June 15 and June 22, pop in. I'll be there, probably drawing or writing or talking to myself. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ask Your Subconscious, a solo exhibition in Dublin in June, and an image

Came across a cool tip yesterday: if you want your subconscious to work for you when you're sleeping, ask it a question in writing before you go to sleep. And just pick up a pen and start writing as soon as you can after waking up. Came up with a rather cool artist's statement this way. Will be using it for other things too.

Which leads me to the next: I will be exhibiting works in the In-Spire Gallery in Dublin in June, poster and details to follow (and I really like the poster he's come up with so far). I'm focusing on my people paintings for this.

I've also been invited to show work during a festival on the June Bank Holiday, but won't be able to be there myself.

Prague Punctum: Red Chair

And this image? One from the many on-location sketches I made when in Prague, and I think I was in a café in the Jewish Quarter at the time. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

More Russian that American visitors now ....

.... to this blog. Not sure how that came about. And this is not an April Fool thing.

Greetings comrades! Just so you know, this blog is perfectly fine with homosexual, bisexual and transsexual 'propaganda' and thinks that while traditional families are in no danger from the 'gay agenda', and if you think that it's okay to beat the crap out of a woman just because you can, you've come to the wrong blog, and sorry but your political leader is a scumbag.

As long as we're in agreement regarding the above, you're welcome to keep following.

To my American followers: I'm unashamedly liberal, and to those of you who like to spit that word out like it's a curse, thanks for the compliment. Not keen the availability of firearms, however. You all do need to rethink that.

And the image? While no longer a Soviet state, Prague was preserved because of Communism, and I hope the beautiful old buildings remain there. But I would like to visit Russia properly someday.

EDIT: And I am just reading about what's going on in Chechnya. Gay purges? Come on. You know that's not right. What a horrible situation.