From the Movies
I've been painting a lot more recently. I've picked characters/scenes from my favourite movies and created an image from it. Some of the scenes are ones that just make me laugh out loud, some are trying to summarise a character. I have a broad taste in genre so there's plenty more to go at.
The University of Revolution
An Cosantóir (The Defender) is the Irish Defence Forces monthly magazine. Recently, I produced some artwork and layout design for an article about the Irishmen that were detained and sent to Frongoch Prison in Wales after the 1916 Easter Rising. I'm looking forward to sharing some images of the final pages once I get my hands on a copy of the magazine. For now, here's some of the imagery I produced, adjusted to stand-alone pieces. Click each image for a fuller view.
From clockwise: Michael Collins, Dick Mulcahy, Terence MacSwiney, Oscar Traynor.
IRELAND RUGBY TEAM
It took a bit of time to get these done. Life distractions and all. I'd like to do the whole squad, past players etc too. I'll be working on another round of images for the upcoming RBS 6Nations and the Rugby World Cup.
The 1916 Easter Rising Leaders
The leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. A small project I'd wanted to get finished for a long time. All the paintings were created on the ipad. I also want to make animated gifs for each of the paintings. I'll get to that soon enough. James Connolly is actually my great great grandfather, I would love to have the chance to have a long talk with him.
These are personal and commissioned pieces. Click each to see full images.