Paintings 2013-2015
A period of transition
from NYC to Ireland
reflected in smaller scale work.

Solo Show

These paintings work with W.B. Yeats phase fourteen from “A Vision”. Where, as Robartes explains, “Under the frenzy of the fourteenth moon/The soul begins to tremble into stillness, /To die into the labyrinth of itself!” Moved by interconnections otherworldly and subtle this work is made from within the realm where attention is brought moment by moment to the whispers pushing the brush, a place where “thought is disappearing into image.”

shown at Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland June 2013.

More information about “A Vision”
see Yeats Vision 

“On the afternoon of October 24th 1917, four days after my marriage, my wife (Georgie Hyde Lees) surprised me by attempting automatic writing. What came in disjointed sentences, in almost illegible writing, was so exciting, sometimes so profound, that I persuaded her to give an hour or two day after day to the unknown writer, and after some half-dozen such hours offered to spend what remained of life explaining and piecing together those scattered sentences.  ‘No,’ was the answer, ‘we have come to give you metaphors for poetry.’ ‘Introduction to “A Vision” ’ from ‘A Packet for Ezra Pound’ (1937), AV B 8

the salt air 30.5x40.5 oil on canvas 2015 (private collection)

changeable - 30.5x40.5 oil on canvas 2015 (private collection)

Gaze - oil on canvas 55x64” 139x162cm (lost in a flood)

‘Of This Place- Contemporary visual reflections from Yeats Country.’
Group Show

‘Acknowledging the wealth of inspiration afforded to William Butler Yeats by the landscape of County Sligo, each member of this collective of eight Sligo-based artists individually explores the nature of the relationship between their own work and these same environs.
The exhibition makes for an interesting exploration of the many planes of landscape, from the geographical to the emotional to the metaphysical. The group bring together their own findings to mark a collective appreciation of these many geographies, presenting an homage of sorts to the landscape of Sligo.
With each artist's experience as individual as their own practice, this body of work is a visual meditation upon the manifold ways that our surrounding landscape is absorbed, seeping into our creative consciousness. ‘

shown at  El Ateneo, Madrid, Spain and 
Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
August 2015

Nuala Clarke, Conor Gallagher, Kate Mac Donagh, Brian Mc Donagh, Leonora Neary, Cormac O'Leary, Bettina Seitz, Michael Wann

thought of mountain and lake, of my grandfather and of Sligo 51x51 cm oil on canvas

for I would ride with you upon the wind - 51x51cm oil on canvas
for I would ride with you upon the wind - 51x51cm oil on canvas

Solo Show

This ongoing series of drawings, prompted by a dream are a continuation of a series of 1000 works - ’One Thousand Worlds’.

I begin with a circle printed within a 7x7” square of paper then modify each one with line and/or colour. I spontaneously engage in documenting familiar or imagined structures and order.  The work in this show were a selection from 1001 to 1600. I took the drawings out of chronological/numerical order and grouped them according to systems that I devised at the time. 

Concurrently, I had been making paintings of everything; the familiar and persistent, sea/sky paintings, and quite often relational paintings.

shown at the
Ballinglen Arts Foundation Gallery 2013

I had a dream in which I was making a drawing for everything, I had done one for passport control, another for failed marriages. I was drawing the one for relaxation when I awoke, relaxed.

a drawing for blustery days and drawings for the sea

a drawing for blustery days - 12x16 acrylic on canvas 
(private Collection)

drawing  for the day in the bog, drawings for the ancients. mixed media on paper 18x18 cm (7x7”) each

a drawing for the day in the bog -  12x16" (30x40 cm) acrylic on canvas (private collection)

a drawing for timelessness, a drawing for absences, drawings for a week at Lough Conn. mixed media on paper 18x18 cm (7x7”) each

drawings for language, trade, anomalies, containment and other related incidents - mixed media on paper 18x18 cm (7x7”) each

a drawing for purification and drawings for ritual occasions

a drawing for purification 12x16” oil on canvas

a drawing for auspicious convergences. oil on canvas, 40x40 cm (16x16”) 2013 (private collection)

a drawing for love - 18x16" oil on canvas (private collection)

a drawing for village life - 45.5x40 cm (18x16”) oil on canvas

tidal variations -  100x120cm acrylic on canvas


bathing in the heliosphere - 100x105cm acrylic on canvas 2014

May, June, July, August and September -  72x53" (182x135cm) acrylic on canvas 2015
(private collection)