“UpStart is a non-profit arts collective which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish General Election Campaign in 2011. We plan to do this by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City.
The objectives of UpStart are to encourage a debate on the role of the arts in this state. Our aim is to highlight the importance of creativity and ingenuity when society is in need of direction and solutions, and to emphasize the value of the arts to public life.
We believe that the future development of the country requires a healthy cultivation of the Arts.UpStart comprises artists and writers from Ireland and abroad and are non-aligned to any political party. UpStart respects and follows Dublin City Council litter regulations and operates within the requirements of Irish law.” Upstart website.
Above is one of my images I submitted to the upstart campaign.
An Art Blog called Empty Easel posted a feature on me. You can see it here.
Heres three paintings that were not part of any show but sold privately “Evening Lights”, “Portmarnock Evening” and “Graffiti Painted Over”.
RHA Annual Exhibition 2009
Here is a piece of mine selected for this years RHA Annual Exhibition.
Recent Paintings @ RDS Interior Design + Art Fair
Here are some paintings I recently exhibited at the Interior Interior Design & Art fair at the RDS last week through the Johnathan Swift Gallery.
Heres an acrylic painting I submitted for Monster Truck Gallery’s annual “Art Swap”, currently hanging in the IMOCA – Irish Museum Of Contemporary Art until mid April. Each artist was assigned a number. Two numbers were picked at a time and so their pieces were swapped. I got a lovely piece and I’ll post up a flick of it when I get it. About 60 artists took part. The Art Swap show is being exhibited alongside a number of pieces of installation of communal and solo works including “The Good Hatchery“.
Monster Truck Gallery
If your looking for something to do on Good Friday, there is a group show called “Town & Country”, featuring the work of two studios – Across The Way studios, Kinsealy (where my studio is) and the studios of Monster Truck Gallery.The show begins in Monster Truck, 73 Francis Street at 6pm then continues at the second venue at Across The Way studios in Kinsealy Co. Dublin. There might even be a coach bringing everyone from Monster Truck to Kinsealy!The Across The Wayers are exhibiting in Monster Truck and The Monster Truckers are exhibiting in Across The Way. The Theme is town and country.
EV+A 2009 Exhibition
Two of my paintings have been selected for Limerick’s annual EV+A exhibition. I’m really delighted to be part of it. http://www.eva.ie/
RHA Annual Exhibition 2008
My two pieces below were accepted for the RHA’s annual exhibition in Dublin last November. Both are oil on canvas.