A review of my most popular paintings of 2019 and a silly photo of me and Seamas.
A very short history of railways in Donegal and a series of paintings inspired by the beautiful Burtonport Old Railway Walk.
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.
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.
Mewslade Bay is just round the corner from Worms Head and Rhossili Bay. There is no beach to speak of at high tide. At low tide, however, the sandy beach can be reached if you scramble down over some slippery rocks, and thick beds of seaweed that have been washed up against rocks.
The joy of painting long landscape paintings of the Gower coastline.
The part of Eastcombe that I have painted here is accessed down a steep single track road and it can be pretty treacherous in the winter ice.