Merry Christmas to all!

Another year is drawing to a close. The dark days are upon us, but… the  light is just around the corner. The days will soon lengthen and and the promise of warm summer days will soon erase all winter greyness from our minds. Ah, warm summer days…maybe I am losing the run of myself!… warm summer days indeed!

Noelle Graham from Laois is the lucky winner of my Christmas draw. Her prize is a print of her choice from my current selection. Well done Noelle!

I wish all of you a very merry Christmas and look forward to hearing from ye in the new year.


Splashes of Colour

I am posting some images of a commission I finished for a client where I was requested to paint some titmice. I was given full freedom to chose the perches on which the birds would perch on, so I decided to portray them with a variety of autumnal fruits.

Titmice are a dapper family of birds anyways but the addition of colourful  fruits adds pop to the artwork.

The birds painted were Blue Tit & Rowan Berries, Great Tit & Sloe Berries, Long Tailed Tit & Haws, and Coal Tit & Alder.