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Greenacres Summer Exhibition, 28th May – 31st July 2022 – I’m delighted to be invited to exhibit in the wonderful Greenacres Gallery in Wexford as part of their summer exhibition. This series of paintings is of winter trees, inspired by a winter walks in Abbotstown, quite close to where I live.

March 2022 – Ukraine Fundraiser – Rush, Co. Dublin

“Clearing Rain” – This painting is being exhibited along with many others in a fund-raising exhibition for the people of Ukraine, who’ve been savagely attacked by Russian military forces. More exhibition details to follow.

Revisiting bogs for inspiration. I did an oil painting of this scene about ten years ago, and I was never happy with the end result. So I’ve painted a pastel of the same composition. the heavily textured randomly primed surface has enhanced the pastel marks on the paper.

“Clearing Rain” – Bogland series #50

January – March 2022 – New works in Progress

Mostly winter themed work, paintings of skeletal trees and rain washed towns in rural Ireland are keeping me busy at the moment.

November 2021

“November Rain, Thurles” won second place in The Pastel Guild of Europe’s September “Get Dusty” competition, where ‘weather’ was the theme. Many thanks to adjudicator Bruce Gomez PSA, whose comments are in the posted image below.

Results Post from Pastel Guild of Europe website

November 2021

I’m honoured to be one of 24 international pastel painters invited to exhibit at the Pastel Alliance Exhibition in Zhuhai, China. I submitted an image of “November Rain, Thurles” as my exhibition piece. Below is a link to the exhibition catalogue:

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/vMpfPQFYJuKo9e_4w9598A

See also a link below to a short promo piece (in Chinese) about the exhibition on local TV in Zhuhai.

April 2021

Three paintings were selected for entry into the ASPAS (Spanish Pastel Painters Society) Bi-annual Exhibition, held online only due to the COVID pandemic.

December 2020

I exhibited two paintings with Associazione di Pastellisti Italia, The Italian Pastel Society’s annual exhibition which was held online due to the COVID pandemic.

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