BAD FORM

I received an artists catalogue in the post today which showed some really dreadful paintings. I immediately thought, "Ah!an amateur with money," but when I read further the artist has had work selected by Eigse  and the RHA(Royal Hibernian Academy), two of the supposed respectable institutions of the Irish art world and both publicly funded …

THE FAIRGROUND OF MY MIND

When I was last here I was all freaked out by the possibility of having to embark on a series of huge and expensive works at the insistence of my newly hatching paintings. I did what I usually do when I hit a snag and ran off into the sea. If our lives followed a …

SIZE MATTERS

So, as I have said last week, I have been newly inspired and was itching to get painting this week. I laid into it on Tuesday on returning from the print workshop. The result of that session was a painting, not finished, but well under way and not unsatisfactory though, for the first time ever, I …

PAINTING AGAIN

I have put my painting on the back burner this year and been concentrating on writing and doing some extra "real" work(the stuff that makes actual money). Now though, there is the possibility of a show next year and I really need to knuckle down. For some reason writing comes easy. I find myself sitting …