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I only have a limited selection of art available but if you'd like a piece you'd like isn't available, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll add it to the list :
I am starting a small series of paintings called "Skies & Seas" celebrating the feeling of the open seas in various weathers and moods. Skies & Seas is about the the blurred horizon, the line where the sky and the sea seem to merge into one element.
I finally have a bit more time to work on my other project : the Sheep Mentality Comic strip.
I started on this last year but only had about 14 drawn and people have been wondering if I was going to make more.
Truth is I just haven't had the time to work on them but I've been writing them for the past year as ideas came to me. I've a good 30 written and about as much at the idea stage now and I finally have time to draw them so I'm making more.
It looks like it's still will be published in the Surfer's Path magazine too so all's good on the Sheep Mentality front.
Go check it out at http://sheepmentality.blogspot.com and make sure to like the Facebook page
I've been looking for a nice large rustic table an never been able to find what I wanted -at least not at a reasonable price. So I thought I'd have a go.
I found some old scafolding planks that weren't good enough for construction anymore and joinded them together with some old 2x4 planks.
After a lot of planning sanding and sanding I had a nice table.
I stained the 2x4 with some dark woodstain to get a nice effect and varnished the lot.
I finished painting a surfboard for my friend Pete of Aloha Surf School in Fanore. He had an old board that he didn't want to part with and wanted the painting to feature our local break.
He was stoked with it and so was I.
had this painting done a while now but I decided to re-post it since I
made a small driftwood frame for it with pieces I collected where I
normally surf. I think if fits the painting quite well. The frame is complimentary but it can be removed easily if it doesn't suit you.
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I brought a new series of paintings to the Duke Street Gallery last weekend, in their new premises. The new place looks great and while they've lost their fantastic window displays new layout inside is much much better and the art there looks great.
I'm also DELIGHTED that they're taking on my surf related works now. It's great to see surf art slowly making it into mainstream galleries and a positive encouragement for struggling surf art artists to persevere.
Another piece going to the Bridge Street Gallery (former Apollo Gallery) next weekend.
12x12 - inches Acrylics on Canvas. I don't have a name yet but I'm sure I'll come up with something soon...or if you have suggestions, fire away...
Jules Charlton of Hokua Media came to the studio last Saturday to shoot a Film Portrait for the Apollo Gallery in Dublin. We got in touch during the week and decided to make it happen that very Saturday as the weather looked decent. It turned out to be one of the nicest day of winter here so far and there even were a few small lazy waves. Jules is a very nice guy and made me feel at ease straight away with the camera. I'm not sure I like talking about myself that much but the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Pity the waves weren't better (or maybe it's just my surfing that sucks...)
Aside from a great sunny day chatting and shooting this is what he came up with. Nice one Jman!
I've started working on some style studies of various digital concept artists, trying to transpose their techniques on computer into acrylics. One of my favourite is Feng Zhu, no less. He's worked on many films (starwars...) and lord of the ring video games. Here's the first one I've done so far . Since this isn't my usual style(s) and it is a
style study, I decided to put this study up for auction on ebay with a
tiny reserve just to cover material costs : I'm curious to see what happens :)