The Old man painting completed in oils on canvas, First painting of this type which is quite extreme in regards of detail and heavily exagerrated measuring 60cm x60cm. Still available to buy in the The Yard Gallery in Belfast.
My painting "OFFICE WORKER" was accepted into the Royal Ulster Academy which is to be exhibited in the Ulster museum in Belfast ,14th October 2016 up until the 8th January 2017. A great privilege to be exhibiting amongst some of Irelands finest Irish Artists.
Accepted into RHA-Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition 2016
Proud to announce my painting entitled "Georgie sideshow Ramone" was accepted for the Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition this year which opens March 2016. The RHA is Irelands finest and largest exhibition to take place annually with over 3000 works submitted so I feel very fortunate, honoured and overwhelmed to be exhibiting amongst some of Irelands finest.
"DRAWINGS & WOODCUTS " EXHIBITION 14th May - 30th May 2015 Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Co.Down, N.Ireland-A collection of drawings and woodcuts that I exhibited in fantastic contemporary space in the Down Arts Centre.
"Sleepwalker" painting process
Preliminary stages of new work showing my under drawing and line work. I have blocked in the rough under drawing using charcoal as well as graphite and white chalk in places. This painting was featured on Channel 4's House of the Year 2013 in Grand designs TV show hosted by Kevin McCloud.
Using charcoal after roughing in the main drawing I will then continue to paint the ground work in and plan on completing this painting using "The Zorn Palette" which consists of 4 colours Cadmium red, Ivory black, White and Yellow Ochre.
THE BEGINNINGS OF NEW DRAWINGS
This is how I start my work by approaching a new sketch.On the left you can see an image showing the rough lining and blocking in of pencil/graphite measuring up point against point from parts of the face against each other. Hopefully if I start with a good and accurate beginning the rest falls into place and I manage to get a finished sketch or drawing that produces a likeness.
"EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY NORTHERN IRELAND ARTISTS " 22nd Apr - 26th Apr 2015 Belfast Harlequins, Deramore Park, Belfast. Belfast Harlequins Northern Irish Art exhibition featuring some of Irelands leading contemporary painters like Neil Shawcross, Briann Ballard, Ross Wilson, Carol Graham and many others.
CULTURE NI REVIEW BY IRISH ARTS JOURNALIST LEE HENRY @ THE NERVE CENTRE , CO.DERRY
A review of my Exhibition "Drawings & Woodcuts" featured in Culture NI magazine by Irish Arts journalist Lee Henry talking at the Nerve Centre in Co.Derry, N.Ireland.
Interview with Helen Marks and Permindher Khatker from BBC Radio 4 for Open Countryside on location at ST.Johns point , Killough , County Down talking about my work and how some aspects of my works are inspired from the local landscape.