Atalanta’s Prize

Atalanta’s Prize

In my Painting Atalanta’s prize a part of the Legacy Of Olympus series, I draw from the myth of Atalanta and  aspects of her legend. She would  grow up to be a famous huntress, but while an infant  was suckled by a she-bear after her father abandoned her in the wilds...
Growing up/An Aristotelian in a Platonic world

Growing up/An Aristotelian in a Platonic world

“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” Virginia Woolf In Growing up/An Aristotelian in a Platonic world the next painting in my Mediation’s on perspective series, I chose to take that stage of growth when one matures into an independents of...
We trade Atoms

We trade Atoms

In we Trade Atoms the next in my Meditations on Perspective series, I looked at the roots (pun intended) of humanity as part of the biosphere.  Drawing on our personification of Nature as motherly I decided to use females and so painted six women ‘chillaxing’ on the...
Echo and the Narcissist

Echo and the Narcissist

Echo and the Narcissist is the first painting form a series called Legacy of Olympus.  Legacy of Olympus The central theme is sublime beauty (impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration) matched against the everyday lived...
Passing Reign

Passing Reign

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”   C. S. Lewis In Passing Reign (a continuation of my Meditations on perspective series), I tell a story of Galway’s psychogeography, the steady march...
Escape from freedom (1900-2000)/The big picture

Escape from freedom (1900-2000)/The big picture

Escape from freedom (1900-2000) “There are certain factors in Man’s nature which are fixed and unchangeable: the necessity to satisfy the physiologically conditioned drives and the  necessity to avoid isolation and moral aloneness”  Erich Fromm Escape from freedom...
After the Party: an Irish analogy

After the Party: an Irish analogy

In my opinion If a painting requires pages of explanation for it to become coherent to the viewer, it has failed in its primary function to communicate through the visual language the artist’s intention.  Having said that I do believe work needs to be...
The Peacock’s Garden

The Peacock’s Garden

  “A symbol always stands for meaning more than its obvious and immediate meaning”                                                                                 Carl G. Jung The is my most resonantly finished painting. It the second version of a commission I...

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