I am delighted to announce my first line of products available to order online on the Teepublic online store. Click on the images to view the corresponding store page. This is the first model of a series dedicated to the Tarot Greater Arcana. I hope you like the idea. I thought death would be a good theme to start with, for isn't death a new beginning? And if it isn't, why not start by the end? I thought a little funny and dismal tarot design on a T-shirt, a mug, a pillow or a poster, would be nice to have, so here we go!
Hawthorn at Kilbride (20x28cm, mixed media on paper)
A vision is not something you can right click and print on demand. How many failed attempts, how many spirals one has to make to close in on one's own intuition? Do we imagine what we see? Do we really see what we imagine? With this image I aim at the space in between what I saw on the spot while drawing from nature and the memory of an unnamed feeling docked in me for unknown reasons. This image is to me a representation of my relationship to nature: a mixture of perception, feeling and meaning. That is why to me life and nature are a fantastic reality.
I googled my name this morning to see what was showing there about me and I found this .
An old blog post from Galway City Library where I held my first solo exhibition at the end of my first year of art study at GMIT (the "Beaux-Arts" of Galway).
How my practice have changed! Since then I have burnt all the paintings that were done at the time, for I had nowhere to keep them, they were too big. Nowadays I have adapted my style to my new home, a little Irish cottage on the side of a mountain if Connemara. The focus of my practice is also different. I adopted more of a storytelling approach, dropped most of my romantic aggressiveness for a more ironic but poetic intent. But this took a while and went through various phases in between, which you will see on future posts. This has led me to diversify my production to reach a wider audience. The big and furious multimedia and oil paintings are gone for now, but who knows, once I am rich and old, I may go back to large formats.