My painting "Portrait of a Modern Family 2018" is shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize in the National Gallery of Ireland with a 20,000 euro prize.
Three paintings submitted for this years Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition 2018. "Man in a hat", "Portrait of a modern family", and "Gerry" consist of two paintings in oils and one drawing in charcoal.
Two Paintings Selected For The Royal Ulster Academy 2017 which takes place in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
My painting entitled "Barry" just got through to the second stage of judging at the BP Portrait awards 2017 in the National Gallery of London.
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.
"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.