Hi everyone, I would like to tell you a little bit about a series of paintings I created called 'Paper Heads'.
In 2011, I exhibited at the Art fair RDS (Royal Dublin Society))
It was a great show, and at the end I made some great contacts, leading me on to my now representing gallery in Ireland, The Doorway Gallery.
As well as that, I was approached by a gallery on the Scottish Boarders- who has since changed names.
The owner really liked one of the paintings I had on display, it was called 'Bookface'
The gallery were to represent me in Scotland.
They commissioned a whole set of paintings very similar to 'Bookface', which led to my collection
What you see on my website on the link above, is only a small selection of about 25 pieces that were created, by request from the gallery. But I was not comfortable to produce any more and feel they were indeed a bit of fun to begin with but certainly do not best represent my work as an artist, it was asked that I painted these, I was so happy to be represented in the UK, but art 'on command' like this, is not always a good thing. the pieces were complicated, good fun but took a lot of work with reference. I was getting inspiration from a face and then adding poems, verses etc, in the writing on the 'surround', to really tell you about the character I was showing you.
So now it is time to say goodbye. I am taking them down off my website and they are a collection of the past.
They were appreciated by many, who really had good fun with them- but they are not me..
I have moved on......
Only four of these pieces are now available, and in my possession.
A new collection is being born.