Monday, January 31, 2011


Mangosteen - oil/panel - 7"x5"

'Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit'. - Kahlil Gibran

One of the most beautiful and delicious fruits in the world.

Mangosteen trees give fruit in abundance during the rainy season on the island I stay on while in Thailand. During that time you can head into the forest and collect this exotic fruit by the bag load.

The outer shell which protects the delicate white fruit segments has the most wonderful dark reddish purple colour. A wonderful subject to capture forever and then devour!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A First Offering

A First Offering - oil/panel - 7"x5" - sold

'The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change'. - Maya Angelou

My first small study in oil of 2011.

Arrived in Bangkok on January 2nd and began the trip by creating some intimate still life studies. Its always so exciting for me to travel abroad with my paints.

We all, I am sure, had felt the absence of heat and strong light this winter. After a couple of days in Thailand I forgot about the cold weather back home in Ireland.

Really looking forward to sharing with you all the new Works created during my month long trip plus some exciting news on upcoming events in 2011.

This year I hope to develop my Art Work and progress in my creativity on many levels.
Its always great to see how far you have come in a year of painting.

- Richard