Friday 8 September 2023

Achill Island day trip

Sliabh mor, Achill - oil on canvas panel (12" x 16")

View of Sliabh mor from Dugort Beach painted en plain air in on a glorious Saturday morning (2nd September). 

Monday 6 March 2023

Kilbricken station

Tail End, Kilbricken - oil on canvas (60cm x 80cm)

Sadly this train station closed during the 1970's. The neglected buildings are hanging in there, but only just.

Monday 6 February 2023

Sunday 31 July 2022

Open Sunday at Fruitlawn Gardens

Catharsis - oil on canvas (60cm X 80cm)

 I had a great time plein air painting at Fruitlawn Gardens open day a couple of weeks ago. This more complete painting is the result of some references taken on a glorious summer Sunday

Saturday 2 July 2022

Coole Hill looking east

Its silage cutting season, so sights like this will be common over the next few weeks.

Coole Hill looking east - oil on canvas (60cm x 80cm)

Friday 2 April 2021

Lazy Days

Lazy Days - oil on canvas (60cm X 80cm)

This is another painting from within my 5km walking route during Covid lockdown. I think I have nearly exhausted all the views close to home, well maybe just.........




Wednesday 17 March 2021

Cuddagh Bog

Continuing on a few hundred metres from Johnny's and still within 5km Covid lockdown limit of home.
Cuddagh Bog - oil on canvas (60cm x 80cm)

Wednesday 26 August 2020


 I pass Johnny's farm almost every day on my walk. Sadly Johnny has passed recently but his memory remains.

 Johnny's - oil on canvas panel (16" X 20")

Friday 7 August 2020

Rain on the way

Plein air painting opportunities have been few and far between this July. This oil sketch indicates the leaden skies we have been having lately. (Even the cattle are fed up) .

Rain on the way - oil on canvas (15" X 21")

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Castletown mill & bridge in May

The weather during the Covid19 lock down has been beautiful. The fresh greens of May are a joy to see. I think this large plein air painting of the mill in Castletown shows off spring at her finest.

Castletown mill - oil on canvas (60cm X 80cm)

Work in progress

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Ballyfin Demense

Ballyfin House - Oil on canvas (60cm X 80cm)
This is beautiful Ballyfin House in its stunning setting. What struck me about this view is the fabulous clear spring light.  Another painting completed during the Covid lockdown.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Plein air during lockdown

Blazing dawn at Kilbricken - (12" x 16") Oil on canvas
On a recent early morning walk near home I saw this fabulous sunrise. I decided to try capture it.