Thursday, November 4, 2010

Exhibition in Westmeath County Council

Westmeath County Council is hosting an exhibition of my paintings in Mullingar, it's in the Atrium of the County Buildings on Mount Street, Mullingar from November 1st to January 10th. Check it out if your in the area. Dave

Monday, October 4, 2010

Master of puppets James Hetfield (Metallica)

Here is my lastest painting of Metallica front man James Hetfield I think this work is similar to the Lady Gaga, it's showing alot of progression and once again I have introduced color into the eyes which I think really stands out especially when you see the real thing. This was a commissioned piece and the great thing was the buyer said I could do what I wished so I had alot space do what i wanted, I am really happy with the results. I am really trying to put my own stamp on my new pieces. Any comments would be appreciated. dave

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Poker Face

Here is a painting i just finished of lady gaga pretty happy with how it turned out i am trying to introduce a bit of color these days into my work and i think it really stands out. hope it shows good enough in this photo. I did this one in acrylics which is my fist time to use them in a couple years. Any comments/critiques would be appreciated as usual. dave

Monday, September 13, 2010

The SCOOP Foundation's Art Auction & Exhibition 2010

The SCOOP Foundation's Art Auction & Exhibition 2010 is taking place in The Ormond Bar, Ormond Quay, Dublin starting tommorow night the 14th of September. Actual auction is on the Sunday the 19th of September.

I've donated one of my Muhammad Ali paintings to the auction. There are loads of great artists donating pieces so check it out! Further info can be found here,

Friday, September 3, 2010

another cantona sketch

Heres another quick sketch I did last night of the "The King". Great seeing him making an appearance on a few tv ads recently! dave

Monday, August 30, 2010

cantona sketch

Here is a quick sketch I did of Eric Cantona, its just something I'm playing with, might possibly do a painting. Havent put anything up on the blog for a while so thought I would throw this up. Any comments would be appreciated as usual

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Catch & Release Painting

This is my latest painting, I was bestman for my brothers wedding at the weekend and did it for him as a gift, he loved it!! He is big into fly fishing, as usual comments are appreciated! dave

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lady Gaga Sketch

Here is quick sketch of Lady Gaga, I am taking a little break from painting and just doing alot of sketching its a nice change. She is someone I will paint in the near future.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Mr Cool" Lenny Kravitz 71x91cm

Here is my latest painting, its my first painted caricature and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I had been sketching the idea out for weeks and I eventually got the sketch to the stage I was happy enough with and I started working it onto a canvas and I think it developed as the painting went on. I really enjoyed doing this kinda portrait and hope to do more like it in the future I think I get to put more of myself into this kind of work and its not as tight as my typical portraits. If you look at the sunglasses you can see the reflection of the Newyork skyline where Lenny Kravitz is from. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Hail the King"

Here is my latest painting of Eric Cantona its the second time for me to paint him the first one was years ago in a acrylics this one is in oils.
I still get comments regularly about the Cantona painting I did years ago so it was long over due for me to do another any comments would be appreciated.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Gone to the dogs

Here is a commissioned piece I just finished, it's something different than the usual but I enjoyed it. Also I added a bit of color with the two collars think it adds to it. Any comments would be appreciated. dave

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bertie Ahern

One of my brothers friends stumbled accross a picture of Berie Ahern with my Ronnie Drew painting in a magazine this week, pretty cool! The painting was bought as a gift for Bertie.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bob Dylan

Hey guys here is my latest painting of Bob Dylan this is my 4th one to do of him. Sebastian Kruger did a painting of Dylan using a similar reference photo and when I was doing this piece I had Kruger's painting opened which really helped me on this painting it kinda motivated me to make it as good as possible and I also used the picture of his painting as a reference even though his is a caricature it was still very helpful. As usual any comments would be appreciated

Monday, April 19, 2010

Why Is She Crying

Here is my latest painting, a little different from my portraits but I really enjoyed doing this one it was interesting working with the areas in focus and the areas out of focus and putting together the complete painting, any comments or critiques would be appreciated as usual, thanks!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Aston Villa Richard Dunne

This is my first painting since my exhibition finished, it's of Aston Villa and Ireland central defender, Richard Dunne. This was a commisioned painting from a huge villa fan.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Exhibition Starts & Indo Feature

My first solo exhibition opened on the 4th of March it will run until the 25th, the night was a huge success thanks to all the hard work of Deborah and Denise in The Bad Art Galley! They've been great to me!

Shane Mcgowans partner, Victoria Clarke, opened the exhibition with a questions and answers segment, which everyone enjoyed! Thanks Victoria!

Most of my new exhibition paintings can now be seen on my website

There is also a feature in Today's Sunday Independent by Aedin Gormley on me, check it out, Irish Independent Review

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Irish Sun feature!

I made the Irish Sun on Tuesday the 16th of February, page 24 if anyone has a copy sitting around! Click on the image below to see a larger version of the article, pretty cool!! Dave

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2 New Paintings - Part of my exhibition

Here is 2 new paintings that are part of my new exhibition opening the 4th of March, 2010 in The Bad Art Gallery, Francis Street in Dublin. Most of the people I have painted for the show are Irish American Icons, I have also done some Irish Icons as well.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My First Exhibition

I will be having my first exhibtion on the 4th of March in the Bad Art Gallery located on Francis street in Dublin, It will be all new work most of the portraits are of Irish American Icons like Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali to name a few and there will also be some Irish icons from Music and film. Everyone is welcome to come along and the show will run for around 2-3 weeks. dave