Once Upon A Time....Love Letters From Limerick

This was my finished piece for ‪#‎LoveLettersFromLimerick‬'s charity auction that took place on the 1st of October in aid of Corbett Suicide Prevention down in the Fab Lab Limerick . It was a huge success thanks to artists , local businesses and the general public. Sign painting got a new lease of life and it was great fun to get involved. When it comes to anything Mental Health related I am always delighted to get involved.

Stop for a moment...or three

When I got to escape during the summer with my very best friend Dervilla across Eastern Europe, I tried my hardest to take time out and doodle or sketch about the things I was experiencing and seeing. It's so important to remember to really 'see' and absorb whats happening in the present. To take it in. That's how you make really solid memories after all. We spend so much time worrying about whats ahead that we forget to witness how wonderful now is...
Now, that's me just feeling very nostalgic...:)

(Photo by the sneaky and talented Dervilla O Reilly, said interrail buddy. )

Inkist exhibition

Hi Guys,

I am currently getting ready for an exhibition called ‘Inkist’ in Limerick on the 20th of August. It is taking place in the CB1 building on O’ Connell Street,next to (The White House Bar.) I am exhibiting along side 4 wonderful artists too. It is so nice for the focus of the exhibitions to be drawing. I always feel drawing is the main ingredient to many art forms. So refreshing to see and be part of an exhibition like this. 

I live for drawing. I like to think everything i do contributes to being able to create and draw in some way and it feeds into my concepts and ideas.

The detail above is from ‘ A Hare’s Breathe’.

See more on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474235089559480/

Lived In - Reconnecting with colour

After I finished college - where previously I indulged in drawing and ignored colour where possible, trying to focus solely on line making - I grabbed my watercolours and started reconnecting with colour. It was as if I felt I wasn't being watch and I could make all the mistakes I wanted. A bit backwards I know...

Pride - The first of the artist books

This was the first artist book I made and it ended up being a lot more popular than I could of expected. They are handmade on request. It won Best Work in Limerick International Publishers Salon in 2012 in Ormston house.

- A different way to view drawing.

Lithography - Scalp, 2011

Lithography was always a magical process. I am so glad I got to do it a few times in college. I always preferred the image most when it's raw on the stone before printing and before the etch. I always took pictures of the before and after.