Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. Built approx 1,000 years ago, this scene is taken looking up from Dame Street, a view I often thought overlooked by many artists and creates a great perspective for painting.The Cathedral is the oldest working structure in Dublin and house's a very rare copy of the 14..
I have had a number of requests from lots of people, since last years Naas Christmas fair, to pick this scene for a painting. I guess with lockdown and the weekly pedestrianisation of the canal walk, this image has become a very special to many of you.I hope you think I have done it proud...
In March 2018 we experienced one of the heaviest snowfalls ever
experienced in Ireland when Storm Emma hit our shores, it also produced
this wonderful scene of the Ha'penny Bridge. I just loved the the warmth
created by the three yellow street lights in the distance and how the
This is my painting of the old Leinster Mill located in Naas, County Kildare.. This mill was originally built in 1790 to coincide with the opening of the "new" Naas branch of the Grand Canal and was run by the Odlum family for nearly 200 years, for the process and milling of various types of wheat a..
Founded in 1852 as a boarding school for boys, Newbridge College is now a co-educational school. Situated on either side of the River Liffey on the North side of Newbridge, it is also a great homestead for rugby in Ireland...
The Temple Bar Pub is of one of the very popular "watering holes" in the Temple Bar area of Dublin......an area well known by tourists from all over the world to this fair city. The pub is famous for it's traditional Irish music and possibly one of the best pints in town. So if you ever find yoursel..
To all my friends from the West of Ireland who have been giving me stick for not having any paintings of that beautiful part of our country, here is my latest offering. It's my painting of The Mall in Westport, Co Mayo. This town is a fabulous place for a weekend away with brilliant restaurants, stu..
The east pier in Dun Laoghaire is a famous spot walkers of all ages. In my earlier days it was where my myself and my wife use to go quiet regularly, when we were engaged....mainly because it was a free night out, a very important factor for a young couple saving to get married! And the reward ..
Here's a painting I recently created, it depicts a typical Irish rural scene of a farmer at the end of a cold autumn day, leading his dairy cattle home for the evening.There's a damp chill in the air and the farmer walks, his collar pulled up to keep the cold from his neck. Red, orange and yellow le..
As an artist I don't like to "pigeon hole" myself with being able to paint only one type of subject, for example just painting buildings or seascapes. I like to push myself out of my comfort zone every chance I get. After all, its still just paper and paint your working with. This is the main reason..
If there is one thing that is true and constant in Ireland and that is the quality of information and news delivered by the daily newspaper, The Irish Times, for the past 100 years. Although the building, where it is printed, has taken on several changes over the years, just like the Irish Times clo..
For those of you who are not familiar with Dublin, Clery's was once a famous department store situated on O'Connell Street. More importantly, in the days before mobile phones and social media, Clery's was more famous for being the cities most popular venue for meeting a date. It was very common to s..
Situated at the very top of the Hook Peninsula in Wexford is the beautiful village of Arthurstown. Primarily an old fishing village it consists of a beautiful harbour, a number of old fisherman's cottages and a single main street with the Kings Bay Inn, which has recently been tenderly restored to i..