Nice to see that my depiction of the Yeat's poem, Among School Children, was recently sold at the Hamilton Gallery. The theme of the painting is setting out on an old road (to the school), perhaps in Connemara, with reference to cropping lines and also saturated colouring.
Nore Riverbank 8, a river study made using a brayer (roller) will be part of The Doorway Gallery Christmas Show, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. Opening today at 2pm. All welcome!
Collage and acrylic for this year's Yeats exhibition for the poem Nineteen nineteen. Inspired by old encyclopaedia illustrations, the idea is a vulture waits for the 'spoils' after mankind inevitably has to fight their differences.
'One of my 'Sligo Nostalgia' series ink drawings has been chosen for this year's Boyle Festival. I was really pleased with the reaction of the ink to the acetate.
'Burn I-IV' are four studies for the Irish Airman forsees his Death Exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. They were made by spraying paint on to a small model airplane of a first world war jet. To finish the pieces I used a flame gun to make the smoke.
'New Cityscrape IV', one of the second series of Cityscrapes I made last year, has been selected for this year's RHA Exhibition.
'Falling Sky' is one of nine paintings selected by the Irish Embassy in Paris from the NUIG Permanent Collection as part of a 2 year loan agreement. It was purchased in 2013 when my 'Channels' exhibition was held at the University. It will be on display in the embassy in Paris for the next two years.
Got a lovely mention on RTE Radio 1 Arena this evening, Sorcha Kenny and Abie Philbin Bowman were asked for their Top Pick Inspiration Cultural Gift Idea for 2016. Abie Philbin Bowman “For the first time this year, I bought a piece of original art, something i thought I would never do. Local artist, a guy called Conor Gallagher (based in a cafe (The Chocolate Factory) near where I live in the upper floors, and he does lovely seascapes and landscapes. If it is a local artist you want to support or work that speaks to you in that way, it is a lovely thing to do. "
I will have work in the Catherine Hammond Gallery Christmas Show in Skibereen and if you want to see what I am doing these days, call in to the Chocolate Factory on Kings Inn’s Street. Blas is a great cafe on the ground floor.
Listen to the show here (around 10.18 in to the show)