Monday 5 November 2007

Disaffected youf just seem to get younger and younger

Monday 22 October 2007

Wednesday 3 October 2007

I have a dream ...

Here's an Illustration I did for the "Spoken Word" exhibition at this years Electric Picnic event in Stradbally.
The idea was to illustrate from a famous speech. I chose Martin Luther King's "I have a dream..."
Seems as relevant -and falling on as many deaf ears- today, as it was during the sixties.
Wish I'de photographed it before I varnished it.

Friday 21 September 2007

A tree. Somewhere. In the west.

Here's one I started some time back of Birchall's pub in Ranelagh, just before Jack sold the place.
I have a habit of getting lazy about going out to lunch and for a time I always used to wander down to Birchalls and order the same thing - cheese salad sandwich and soup.
Then you find yourself getting particular about the way it's cut - straight across, not diagonal, thanks.
It's just a short step to complaining about bloody teenagers.
Birchalls was a nice place but since Jack and family moved out it seems to have gone downhill. At least it looked that way last time I was there.
The drawing was of a bunch of ne're do wells that gathered about noon and filled in the Irish Times crossword (the cryptic one of course).
They did it on their own seperate papers and would have animated arguments about the final few clues. Crossword was an apt description, because a more irritable bunch of grumps I have never come across. It usually ended with insults fired across the floor, a couple of carefully chosen put-downs and an unresolved puzzle. Of course they'de be there again at noon the next day.

Wednesday 25 July 2007

At the Gallery

Outside the Bailey pub on Dublin's Duke Street

more Varanassi

Varanassi, India
You could have slipped into the 12th century (the internet connection is that slow).

Near Lexington


The leaning tower of Empire

Somewhere off rue St Michel

Paris. Aaahh, I remember it well.

Mount Juliet, Co Kilkenny

Off Grafton Street, Dublin

Some afternoon off Grafton Street
The two guys were were decked out in the usual dull Champion Sports leisurewear
I just decided to make their duds a bit more interesting.
Coming to a store near you this autumn.

Bullavalla Harbour, Kerry

Bullavalla Harbour, Co Kerry

White beach. Near Caherdaniel, Co Kerry
Paintings from holidays in Kerry
Oil and flies on Canvas

A tidy desk is a tidy mind

Them pesky flying lobsters


Tuesday 24 July 2007