Why do the details matter? I have always had a fascination for the ordinary details that are easily overlooked. I want to convey what a scene looked like at that moment. Here I explain the inspiration behind my recent painting, “Near Dunmore Strand”.
I love old Donegal houses. I enjoy the old-style aesthetic. In Donegal, houses were whitewashed and woodwork was painted red. You still see a few houses like this. Sometimes you might see one with a thatched roof. Usually, their thatch has been replaced with tiled roofs.
Gola is a Donegal island I painted and thought about long before I set foot on its shores. I have written about it before here. Last month I was fortunate to visit it.
My painting of the island of Inishbofin, off the coast of Donegal, Ireland. I get very attached to my Donegal island paintings. I’m not sure why. Maybe its because I get such pleasure at looking at those unmodernized houses. I like the length of the image too. Perhaps it because, so far, I have looked across the sea at them and had to reconstruct the landscape with care.
A blog about the rescent gorse fires in West Donegal. The rise in the number of gorse fires may have more to do changes in farming practices than climate change. Yet one solution to the gorse fires could actually help with climate change.
This blog is about my recent trip to Donegal in the North of Ireland. The country has changed a lot since I first visited it in the early 1990s. The impression you get driving across the South-Western countries and the Midlands is of a, modern, confident, prosperous and growing country.
I will be in Ireland for the rest of the month. Please be aware that any artwork purchased after 25th March will only be shipped after 12th April.
Along the diverse coast of The Rosses there are many small island very close to shore. One of them is Fall Island, which can be reached by foot when the tide is low. There is only one single house on the 300 metres long island.
I have had an ambivalent relationship with painting clouds. My approach to painting clouds has been transformed by looking at and painting Irish skies.
There was an island just across the turquoise water from Cruit Island. It was dotted with houses, some clearly derelict, others in good order. I didn’t know it at the time but this was Owey island.