Puck Fair, Killorglin
I have done several adaptations of one of the oldest festivals in Ireland, depicting the colours, crowds and atmosphere of the town during the 3day festival. These are mainly painted in watercolours and inks with some pen worked over them.
Project for Kingdom 1795
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
A play on nostalgia and the nature of growing up in a small town, the town of Killorglin is the inspiration for this work with titles dallying around small Irish town scenarios and unmistakable signs of growing up in such a way. This is a small series of ongoing ink & watercolour paintings based on Killorglin itself and surrounding areas with a focus on old building fronts and varying angles of the town in an effort to evoke sentimentality of the hometown. Having lived away for a number of years myself and making the move back home in recent years gives these a personal objective but picking up peoples stories and memories of the old shops and buildings along the way from the making of these paintings influences me in pursuing this topic.
'Banks of the Laune'
Commissioned for the Kingdom 1795 Restaurant in Killorglin, Co. Kerry.
3ft x 2.5ft
An Abstract Painting on stretched canvas, based around several images and angles of the River Laune with mountains and various hints of landscape in the background.