Release the Endorphins

Sep 07 2020

“Release the Endorphins” is my latest abstract.

I was working on a very detailed double portrait last week – the levels of concentration were such that I firstly started to experience a pain in the back of my neck which spread to my lower back. Ouch. As soon as I finished the portraits, I started this non objective abstract, the total opposite to the photo realistic portrait I had been working on.

Wow!! It released the endorphins and the pain disappeared – hence the title !


John’s Work in The Dublin Art Book

Sep 02 2020

The Dublin Art Book, launched today (2 Sept), features two of John’s works. The book is part of a series that celebrates cities through the works of their artists – previous cities that have featured include Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh and Liverpool. For more details click here

Nora Barnacle and James Joyce Limited Edition Prints -SOLD OUT

Jul 30 2020

Celebrating the choice by the wonderful Edna O’Brien of my iconic image of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce to feature on the cover of her latest book, I have 12 limited edition Gicleé prints signed and numbered by the artist, presented in an ivory mount and cello bag, ready to frame. Print
size 28cm x 28 cm with a 2.5 cm border, mount size 40cm x 40xm. Price €145 SOLD OUT

Seascapes – 25 July to 9 August 2020

Jul 09 2020

John is delighted to announce that he will return to The SeaRooms in Monkstown from 25 July to 9 August to exhibit a brand new series of Stylised Seascapes created specially for the occasion.

Each painting has been lovingly created using a limited palette and features yachts interspersed with orange buoys in the foreground, while a different location is the backdrop. He has simplified the subjects in order to focus on the palette. Limited edition prints of the paintings will also available during the exhibition.

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Art Classes coming out of lockdown

Jul 02 2020

It was so good to welcome some of my students back to the studio / gallery after lockdown to get creative again. Due to social distancing, much has changed in the studio / gallery – we have had to halve the size of classes and install perspex shields around each easel. An expensive exercise, but worth it to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Some really impressive work is being done – maybe absence has fuelled the creative urges!