Thursday, December 20, 2012

My New Studio

I'm very excited to have moved to a new space in an artists' collective studio building in the heart of old Dublin.
Inside it is still a mess of boxes, but hopefully it will be a hive of creative activity after the break.
Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Two Hour Portrait Study

It was nice to be back painting at the RHA last week.
This is the portrait study I did of Aine.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The NLI Christmas Selection Box

My thanks to Carol at the National Library of Ireland for sharing my original painting of the Lassie and the Bear from "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon" in their Christmas Selection Box.
The image in the printed book was cropped to hide all those lovely rough edges  and I overlaid a layer of snow falling too.

"Oscar Wilde; Stories for Children" at No 5

Many thanks to my friend Flora who sent me this photo from Hodges Figgis showing that Oscar is climbing even higher in the bestsellers this Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2012

"Oscar Wilde: Stories for Children" still a bestseller

When I was up visiting Niamh at Hodges Figgis it was nice to see my "Oscar Wilde; Stories for Children" book is still in the bestsellers charts twenty two years after publication.
Below are some paintings from the book.