Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Few More Mini Portraits

The canvasses measure 8 x 10 inches. It's quite fun working on mini portraits, it was my first time to paint Buddy Holly, I think I might paint him again someday. dave

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones

This is an oil painting of Keith Richards. Like Bob Dylan, Keith Richards is very interesting to paint, his aged skin and expression show the signs of a man that has enjoyed his life! I might paint Mick Jagger someday. The canvas measures 60 x 45cm.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bruce Springsteen

This is my fifth painting of the legendary Springsteen. This is one of my biggest ones, the canvas measures 91 x 71cm.

I have included a picture of me workin on the piece because I think it gives a better idea of what the painting is actually like it nearly brings it to life when you can see me sitting there working on it, as oppose to just seeing the usual flat finished picture which gives no idea of size or anything really.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mini Portraits

I had few small canvasses knocking around so I decided to paint a few mini portraits, the canvasses measure 8 x 10 inches. I quite like working with the smaller canvasses, I think I'll do a few more someday... dave

Saturday, September 5, 2009


This man needs no introduction to gangster movie fans! It's a painting of Marlon Brando playing Vito Corleone from The Godfather. This oil painting measures 40 x 50cm.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

John Lennon

I just finished a painting of one of The Beatles front men John Lennon. After I sold my Beatles painting I decided to paint John Lennon at some stage...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has been an inspiration to cancer patients and survivors around the world, winning the Tour de France and incredible seven times. If any one hasn't read his two books I suggest you check them out, I couldn't put either of them down. Lance Armstrong will lead the Astana teams in this years Tour of Ireland, I can't wait!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Michael Jackson

The undisputed "King of Pop" recently passed away. He'll be missed by all his adoring fans. I've just completed this oil painting, it was done on a 56 x 71cm canvas. It's currently on display in The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bruce Springsteen IV

This is my fourth painting of "The Boss". I watched some footage from Glastonbury at the weekend, Bruce was as good as ever! The canvas measures 76cm x 51cm.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Liverpool fans remember this!

My latest commissioned painting is of Liverpool players Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. The painting shows them celebrating winning the final of the Champions League in 2005. The canvas measures 55x40cm.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wayne Rooney

My latest painting is of the Manchester United player Wayne Rooney. He's celebrating winning the final of the Champions League in 2008, Moscow. The canvas measures 46x76cm.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

James Dean II

This was my second painting of James Dean. This oil painting was commissioned. The canvas measures 30 x 25cm, it was the first time I used such a small canvas, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I'll be doing a few more paintings on the smaller canvas.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bruce Springsteen III

This is my third painting of "The Boss". I always really enjoy painting the musical legend!

He's still banging out great albums! Hope you enjoy the painting. Dave

Aidan McGeady

I've had a busy week of painting this week! This painting was commisioned for a birthday present. It's of Aidan McGeady the Celtic and Republic of Ireland footballer.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Braveheart - William Wallace

My latest painting is of Mel Gibson playing William Wallace in the film Braveheart. One of my favorite films, "Sons of Scotland..." that speech gets the blood rushing!!

Hope you enjoy the painting.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bruce Springsteen II

This is my second painting of "The Boss". He really puts a lot into his gigs! You can see the veins popping out his forehead in the painting.

If you haven't already seen him live, I highly recommend that you do!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

My latest painting is of the "Baby Faced Assassin", Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjær's most famous moment of football came in the 1999 Champions League Final when he scored the winning goal in the last minute winning The Treble for United.

A great player for Manchester United and Norway.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

James Dean

I've just finished a portrait of two time Oscar winner James Dean.

This oil painting measures 35 x 45cm.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition Prints

I've received a number of requests recently for prints of some of my paintings. A number of limited edition prints are now available.

Each print is signed and numbered, by me, David Dunne.

Print size is A3, 420mm x 297mm on very high grade gloss card.

For more information contact me through my website or at

Monday, March 2, 2009

Self Portrait "Me"

Hi, I've just finished a self portrait. It's quite a big painting, 100 x 70cm.

It's the first time I've painted myself, my brother took the photo.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Best of the Best

I've just finished an oil painting of the late footballer George Best. George Best is most remembered for his days with Manchester United and Northern Ireland. The painting measure 35 x 45cm.

Friday, January 23, 2009

free art friday

A new movement has just been started in Dublin and the first Free Art Friday is due to take place today Friday 23rd January 2009. The idea behind it is for artists to leave their work of arts on the streets of Dublin which can be taken away by their admirers for free with a note attached to the back of the artwork detailing the artist etc...

Didn't hear about this idea until yesterday so I'm too late for this year but there is always next year!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton

Ricky has long been one of my favorite boxers, he really puts on a great show every time he gets into the ring! His go forward at every oppurtunity style is very entertaining and successful!

I recently got two tickets to see him in the Olympia this summer so I decided to paint him.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Che Guevara

I've just finished a painting of Che Guevara. With the release of movies, Che Part One and Che Part Two I thought the timing was perfect to paint the controversial revolutionary.

Loved by some, loathed by others. I'll let you decide for yourself, I'm happy with the way the painting turned out.

I think the cigar really adds to the painting.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Welcome to my blog! This will hopefully be the first of many posts about me and my paintings!

I'm an Irish artist. I have been drawing since a very early age but over the last few years I have started to concentrate on painting.

For the first couple of years I only worked with acrylics, recently all the portraits I've done have been done in oil which has quickly become my preferred medium.

Check back regularly for news on my latest paintings... or visit my website to see all my paintings. David