Twelve Views of the Sugarloaf

Driving from Dublin to Enniskerry each day I pass through the Scalp and the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain appears in front of me. One day, after I’ve been studying the Japanese Masters, I think this mountain is own Mount Fuji! I begin to see it everywhere; Killiney, Dun Laoghaire, Dollymount. And then I bedin looking for it everywhere… The Japanese depicted their sacred mountain in the contemporary landscape. This series is a small and humble bow to those artists and to our own Sugarloaf Mountain. There are 12 watercolour paintings

Sudden Shower over Three Rock, Glencullen, Watercolour on paper


Private Commission Purple to Green 110cm x 70cm pen and ink, 2021
Private commission: Favourite first paragraph from book, 2021
Series of 24 watercolour images for Dublin County Council Green Infrastructure initiative 2021 including booklet
Lexicon Library Dun Laoghaire-interactive public art installation for Crinniún na nÓg June 2021
Private Commission 2022
Private Commission 2022

I recently worked with a wonderful group of children painting a mural at the entrance to the Oratory in Dun Laoghaire. This Oratory was decorated by Sr Concepta Lynch. It is an amazing example of Celtic Revival art. The children were from the local Dun Laoghaire Domincan School. Here’s a link to a 2min film about the project

Trinity Online course

I’m delighted to have my work shown on the Future Learn online course run by Trinity College. Personally I am really enjoying the course which is running for four weeks and is free. Apparently you will see some of my work on next week’s section.

The piece attached is an imagined Twitter feed from one monk in Ireland (Scribe A) to another called Kevin (KevinKells) , who is based in Kells. The monks have been warned to leave Iona to escape the Vikings. All the illustrations are copied from the Book of Kells.