Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Set Dancers Cottage

The Set Dancer's Cottage, (Mick Cruachan's Cottage) - oil on canvas - 26"x25"
Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

Mick Cruachan's cottage lies just around the bend in the road on the outskirts of Ballyvaughan village. It is a scene I have returned to three times now! The strongly pronounced Turquoise colour, (which is set off by its more somber lightly coloured surroundings), must have been 'on special' when Mick bought the buckets of  it to paint his house.

Mick, who was a renowned set dancer in his day, passed away this year. The cottage exterior and interior has now been stripped, and is in the process of being renovated. There exists now only small patches of the turquoise colour. I feel lucky to have had one last chance to capture, in paint, this landmark cottage in Ballyvaughan.

Below is a sketch I made of the cottage a couple of years ago.
This sketch in oil is - sold.

Friday, September 21, 2012

At the Easel

(Above) A work in progress, Monk's Cottage, near Ballyvaughan. Richard Hearns 2012
(Below) A shot of my easel 'in situ'.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nilan's Ruin

Nilan's Ruin, (Composition in Purple, Blue & Yellow) - oil on linan canvas - 41"x31"
The photo above is an image of this painting in it's final stages.
Below is a shot of me at work on the piece a week or so ago.
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Friday, September 14, 2012


Shelter - oil on canvas - 30"x18" - sold

I am an artist, creating impressions. My work is not in the realm of realism, but my paintings are more like concentrations or abstractions. I filter information through my nervous system and present a personal distillation of my reality. I want to make work, create new beautiful things each day and continue to discover. I want to arrive at solutions. I want to dissolve all problems and arrange a pictorial harmony. I want to create strong compelling works of art.

(detail below)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Outhouse

The Outhouse - oil on canvas - 16"x16"
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mud Cottage, Owenwee Forest

Mud Cottage, Owenwee Forest - oil on canvas - 40"x30"
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Monday, September 3, 2012

The Clare Champion, Newspaper

A short article with featured in The Clare Champion Newspaper.
Friday, 31st of August 2012.

You can click on image above to enlarge.