SHORTLISTED ARTIST OF THE YEAR EXHIBITING IN THE "MALL GALLERIES" LONDON
Shortlisted as Artist of the Year 2013 in conjunction with Artist and Illustrator magazine making it as one of the finalists out of a nationwide competition throughout the United Kingdom.
This was a wonderful opportunity and extremely proud to be given the chance to exhibit in one of the biggest Galleries in the country being "THE MALL GALLERIES" amongst the nations finest artists .
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.
SOME RECENT COMMISSIONS IN THE FORM OF WOODCUTS OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS
I was asked to produce something in the form of a woodcut of SAUL Church in Co.Down, N.Ireland. A difficult theme in regards of capturing the local scene as well as the essence of a religious landscape which the client holds close to them on a personal level.