The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. Jorge Luis Borges Some of my recent paintings in my Laze series, although abstract, have been heavily inspired by volcanos and the destructive power and energy in nature. Following a trip to the UNESCO world heritage site the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, I was struck by the geometric forms … Read More Nature’s Mathematics
If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I’ve recently been painting a new series ‘Laze’. It is a collection of paintings heavily inspired by volcanoes, each painting named after a rather fierce volcano from across the globe. Rather than a visual representation of a volcano, each painting is a bold abstraction which I’m hoping conveys the dramatic and chaotic energy which they … Read More Laze 2021 – Part Two
Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want? Wassily Kandinsky I thought it might be nice to have a series of posts about some of the artists and paintings that inspire me. … Read More Art As An Emotional Response: Wassily Kandinsky
When you think of Ireland, the first thing that springs to mind is certainly not volcanoes. Rolling green hills, yes. Wild, rugged cliff tops, yes. Wonderful traditional music and good craic, yes. Guinness, of course! But although Ireland is not necessarily known for its volcanoes, it certainly is a land that has experienced its fair share of volcanic activity. Of course, all of Ireland’s … Read More Volcanoes in Ireland?
If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen I had a cheeky few days break in Donegal in the north west of the Republic of Ireland. I had visited Donegal briefly before, so when the chance came to visit again I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. With travel having been so restricted, I hadn’t been anywhere for a VERY long time, but … Read More My Trip to Donegal
I don’t know about you, but I have spent most of 2020 and 2021 missing friends and family. Who knew this would go on for so long. But one silver lining of this crazy year is that I have been sending and receiving a whole lot more snail mail. There is something pretty special about receiving something personal in the post – especially as … Read More Sending Love (also known as abstract art)
It’s here – its finally here! Both my new collection of paintings and my first ever blog post!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I’ve been in a painting frenzy with my new series of work that is heavily inspired by volcanoes. It is a series of canvas paintings of various sizes, each named after a rather fierce volcano from … Read More Laze Collection 2021