The Rosses is a region in the west of County Donegal, Ireland. The name comes from “Ros”, the Irish word for headland. It’s a barren but beautiful landscape, studded with a myriad of lakes and inlets of the sea.
We visit Falcarragh, eat a lot of food and then visit Dunfanaghy and Horn Head. The views in all directions are stunning.
Donegal is at the north-western corner of the Republic of Ireland. Facing out towards everything the Atlantic has to through at it. It is very big, very beautiful and very empty.
You can now buy my work as framed prints at John Lewis!! These two images are available from “high end” department store John Lewis stores throughout the UK “Drifting Clouds” and “Great Tor From Tor Bay”.
This is my most recent woodland painting of the pinewoods near Parkmill and Illston, on the Gower Peninsula.
I like this section of woodland as the pine needles on the ground deaden footsteps and although birdsong can be heard, it seems quieter than the surrounding beech wood.
This is the first woodland painting I have done for quite a while. This is a section of pine woods called Canisland Woods, near Parkmill, Gower.
I have painted five “cow portraits” in all, recently. Here they are. I have enjoyed getting to know them as individuals, their long history in art and human society, and especially painting them.
In last two thousand years the cow has gone from a symbol of sacrifice, service and strength, to a commodity and a status symbol and most recently in the work of Hirst, to something whose dismembered carcass is designed to shock and repulse viewers.
Following on from my last post about the inspiration behind my latest cow paintings, here’s my painting of “Sitting bull”.