I’ve had three paintings selected for Identity at the Westport Music and Art Festival, October 24th - 29th. I’ll be at the opening reception, Wednesday, October 24th at 6pm. Hope you can stop by and say hello.
#9, (2018) oil on MDF, 16" x 24", private collection
A recent commission sent to the US to join two other of my works.
I recently made this while thinking about the Kinvara Plastic Free Challenge (coming later this month) as a way to let people know when a coffee shop offers discounts for bringing your own cup in. It is available in two sizes on this free download pdf.
Last year I made a series of drawings to try out new shapes and these dish-looking things started coming out. In December I made a couple of paintings on scrap ends of MDF board and people seemed to like them. I did, too, so I made a few more.
They're all oil on 1cm (excluding the third one,which is on .5) thick MDF, roughly 23cm by 19cm, securely wired on the back for immediate hanging, and inexpensive.
I am taking part in an experimental workshop with KAVA, addressing the impact of single-use plastic on our environment. This workshop concluded with an exhibition at The Russell Gallery in New Quay February 17th through March 3rd.
I have created a page for the results of this project that includes a set of social media profile images. a few small watercolor portraits of these objects, and a report of when I went to a local beach and collected plastic waste to see what one person could do for one hour.
A book about the project is currently in the planning stages.
BTW, "witches knickers" is Irish slang for plastic bags caught up in tree branches and hedges.
Now through February I have a few of my paintings on the walls at The Coach House Bistro in downtown Oranmore. In my completely unbiased opinion the Bistro has brilliant food, terrific staff and a warm and cozy atmosphere. Rating: 4 vague oval shapes (highest vague oval shape rating).
An exhibition of my recent work is running through September 24th at The Courthouse Gallery in Kinvara, County Galway. The gallery is open 11 am to 6 pm and closed Mondays.
During the show I'll be using the gallery as a studio, painting, drawing, and whatever else comes to mind. KAVA has been looking for engaging ways to utilize the space both during and between exhibitions and I thought this would be an interesting experiment, bringing the public into my decision-making process.
I'm also live streaming from the gallery on Facebook to both show my works in progress and to see what putting myself out there like that results in.
AND...here's my interview with Cathy Dunne on her KinvaraFM show. I'm on at 19:00 (after "Me and Mrs. Jones").
This painting is included in The Art of Nature, the annual KAVA members exhibition at The Courthouse in Kinvara opening Friday, August 18th. The show runs through August 27th and features a lot of work by a lot of talented people.
I have my first solo exhibition in Ireland at KAVA's Courthouse space in Kinvara September 1 through the 24th. I've been busy working on new cardboard-based paintings and some larger versions on wood panels, and I'm really looking forward to showing them in our new homeland.
There will be an opening reception Friday, September 1st at 7:00 PM, and you are cordially invited to attend. Refreshments and myself will be provided.
In February we made the move to Ireland. As you might imagine, this change has been intensely joyous, exhausting, melancholy and relieving. I have been generously given the use of the studio of Fabiano Mulas, a terrific artist and brilliant owner of Basilico, one of the most consistently outstanding restaurants I've ever enjoyed. I am now at work on two commissions and starting new works as time allows.
A selection of my paintings are on view now through February 21st at The Passdoor in Sebastopol, California.
There will be a "Meet the Makers" event on Saturday, November 26th from 5 to 7 p.m. I'll be there as will live music and refreshments, so I hope you can stop by and say hello.