"Girl with the Skull Tattoo" 47 x 40 cm

"Girl with the Skull Tattoo" 47 x 40 cm
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Portrait with Passion

                I don't think I"ve ever painted a portrait with such passion! But not a passion of the heart, but more of a "hurt" or curiosity or annoyance from a recent interaction with the model.
           Its all coming out as I paint this portrait. The models own self absorbency, dare I say greed-NO-more ego!
          Give me ATTITUDE with my Tattooed Project not EGO!
The green background and icy, almost blood red stare of the subject is really speaking volumes to me.
          This portrait is full of raw emotion, THAT'S the passion!
The very first of my paintings for my Tattooed Project and I sure am getting what I hoped for. Not only do we see the art carried on skin, but also the ESSENCE of the subject-
                 What Lies Beneath! Always a great title(of a film) and so apt for this piece.
Is this all too daring of me to speak of?
Especially at such a young stage in my project.
Am I taking a risk by writing this post?
I hope not.
When an artist paints with feeling-that's all I"m talking about. An artist must express themselves and my expression is certainly projected in this piece!
It will all sort itself out. This painting will be completed this week and I"d love to show you but I cant just yet-
 So therefore, I"ll SHOUT ABOUT IT!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"The Guinness Smile"

                                                           "The Guiness Smile"
                                                                    40x40 cm
                                                         Fine Art Gliclee Print
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                                                Happy St.Patricks Day everyone!

Friday, March 11, 2011

" The Burnt out Basement"

"The Burnt out Basement"
Oil/ Egg Tempera
122x97 cm

This  painting was inspired by
"After the Goldrush"
By Neil Young.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The First" Tattooed." Poses

               A special thanks to all involved with the very successful photoshoot in Kilkenny last week.
I had simple sketches on my ideas and was very clear on what I wanted. A young man is very striking, so much so that I will paint a portrait of him alone just head and shoulders. I am still waiting for the images of him in the planned samurai poses!
                Along with him was Suki, and they both posed for some awesome shots, many were their own ideas but the one with them as a couple that I had sketched,  is the pose I will now use to progress into this project. Its a beautiful pose and I am set to begin this week.
               Why use photo"s? Well, all the ideas for certain models are put into place by either drawings or discussion with them. 
              I am using "ordinary people, who have not time to pose live for hours or days at a time. With a professional photographer, all the ideas are put into place, the lighting is perfect and everybody"s happy!
I hope to show the first stages of these paintings very soon. In the meantime I am still working on my "Epona" piece.         

A Surprise Invitation!

This morning I was delighted to receive an invitation to participate in the prestigious "ArtMonaco" art Show!
ArtMonaco is the only contemporary art show of the Cote d"Azur held at the Grimaldi Forum, the most prestigious convention centre.
Galleries and artists are invited exclusively so I am extremely honored by this wonderful opportunity to showcase my work in Europe.
Sadly, it is too short notice for this year but roll on 2012 as I"ll be there!!