Oil on canvas

Really enjoyed lifedrawing class at Schoolhouse for Art yesterday.
Despite being awake since 3am, again, Im pretty happy with how this turned out. Sometimes the paint just sits down nice. Cat was a great model and shoutout to the guy who set up the lights!

The Witches Hat


Oil on board

Plein air afternoon in Killiney Co. Dublin.


Maxi Jazz


Oil on board

Maxi Jazz of Faithless RIP


25x25cm oil sketch on board
Streaky reflections smh

Forest Fruits 2


Oil on board.

Amanita Muscaria.

Forest Fruits


Oil on board

The amanita at my go-to patch never came out late August;instead they came out 3 months late in late Novemeber! An augury? My 2nd best patch didnt have any so I presumed they came out as usual in August.

Beck 6

Sketch of Beck.

The Spike is City Toxic

Plein air oil on board
I drove into Dublin a few weeks ago to drop a painting into an exhibition and brought my paints with me. In the car a thought spoke up saying that I would name my painting ‘the spike is cytotoxic’. Rather odd.
I had a vague intent to paint a bridge near Macken Street but I ended up on the quays painting this view. A nice old lady came along and remarked how ugly Liberty Hall made the skyline and she remembered it being erected. I replied the Spire is worse and I cant imagine ever liking it the way Liberty Hall or the Poolbeg Towers fit into the skyline after a few years. Then it clicked, the spike is city toxic.
Maybe it was intuition, maybe the Daemon, but its steered me well over the years.

Queen Takes Pawn

Oil on Board
An image that popped into mind upon hearing of the AFU shelling an RF-occupied nuclear power station. I doff my cap to Western propogandists; the students have become the masters. Nuclear Winter sounds like fun.



Oil on canvas.

An attempt to channel George Frederic Watts and a reverse of my painting titled ‘Sheol’. Playing with Jungian ‘Type’ and his ‘Quaternities’. Been back and forth on this for months so gonna leave it and maybe Ill return to it in a few years.


Plein air oil on board finished in the studio
At Art in the Open plein air festival.