ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

I work mainly in watercolour, acrylic ink and acrylic paint, although I also use charcoal, pastels and oil paint. Sometimes a particular subject takes you in a new direction which calls for a different medium.  I use a heavyweight 640gsm watercolour paper that reduces the tendency for the watercolour paper to warp when flooded with watercolour washes.  The one thing you learn is that watercolour often does its own thing and the combination of paper surface, application of washes of paint and the use of different brushes all lead to an original work.  No matter how hard I try it is virtually impossible to duplicate a painting exactly, but I hope you agree that ultimately this is the thing that makes watercolour special.

Acrylic is also full of surprises and comes in a variety of forms from inks, spray paint, the more traditional tubes and pen format.  It can be vibrant, rich and full of texture or as thin as watercolour, it is truly versatile.  Past examples of finished work can be viewed on my Gallery of Previous Works Page.  If you have an idea or a plan for a painting do get in touch.  I am happy to offer suggestions and there is no harm in asking. The following works are my most recent, but I add to them all the time, so if you spotted something and it has disappeared then do get in touch

Thanks for looking!!

The Garden

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This painting is inspired by the garden, painted on canvas board, and finished with a black solid wood chunky frame.

Foxgloves, blossom, agapanthus, tulips, hollyhocks, alliums, irises, honeysuckle, honesty.

The overall size including the frame is 28 inches x 28 inches.

Tulips

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Painted on canvas board, and finished with a white solid wood chunky frame.

Pink tulips, highlighted with gold acrylic which changes in different lights.

The overall size including the frame is 16 inches x 16 inches.

Carrick-a-Rede, Rope Bridge SOLD

NORTH ANTRIM COAST

 


The overall size is 22 x 22 inches including a solid wooden natural white St Ives frame. 

 

This acrylic painting of the Carrick-a-Rede is painted on canvas board.  The sea almost looks Mediterranean but on the right day there is a definite beauty to the Antrim Coast.  Having said that it is amazing on a dark stormy day too.

The Giant’s Causeway,

NORTH ANTRIM COAST

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The overall size is 20 x 20 inches including a solid wooden natural white St Ives frame. 

This acrylic painting of the Giants Causeway on stretched canvas has been framed in a chunky white wooden frame. I love the hidden colours of the Causeway that change in different lights.  It is a magical place, full of drama.

The Mournes from Murlough, SOLD

Co Down

 


The overall size is 20 x 20 inches including a solid wooden natural white chunky St Ives frame. 

 

This acrylic painting of the Mournes from Murlough on stretched canvas has been framed in a chunky white wooden frame. the mountains are so majestic but softened with the gold of the sand and natural shades of the dunes. 

 

Palm House with Benches,

BOTANIC GARDENS BELFAST

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The overall size is 13.5 x 25.5 inches including a solid wooden natural off white frame, with inner pure white slip.  

 

This acrylic painting of the Palm House is painted on canvas board.  The sky is enhanced with metallic silver highlights which light up the sky in different lights.  The benches formed a perfect curve the day I observed this scene, as if they had been staged for a performance.  I always think of this scene when I visit the gardens and I love it as much, if not more, in the winter as on a summer’s day.

Jetty,

HOLYWOOD

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The overall size is 13.5 x 10.5 inches including a solid wooden natural off white frame, with inner pure white slip. 

The Jetty is a striking focal point. Viewed from Seafront Road the viewing platform and jetty add a little manmade interest to the coastal scene.

Ballycastle Beach looking to Fairhead,

NORTH ANTRIM COAST

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The overall size is 13.5 x 10.5 inches including a solid wooden natural off white frame, with inner pure white slip. 

The Antrim Coast Road has many beautiful vantage points.  This view is hard to beat, it shows the Fairhead Headland from Ballycastle Beach.

Crane, Titanic Quarter,

BELFAST 

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Overall size including the broad pewter frame is 21.5 x 21.5 inches

This acrylic painting is painted on canvas board, and includes real gold leaf. The painting is double mounted in a textured conservation board with a stay white core. The broad frame is a pewter frame which helps to set off the painting

Albert Bridge with Cranes,  SOLD

BELFAST 

Overall size including the black solid frame is 18.5 x 18.5 inches

 

This acrylic painting is painted on canvas board. The painting is double mounted in a textured conservation board with a stay white core. The solid deep black frame gives a powerful edge to the painting taking your edge straight to the vibrant colours in the painting.

 

The Crown Bar

GREAT VICTORIA ST, BELFAST 

 

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The overall size including the frame is 16.75 x 21 inches

This watercolour painting of the famous Crown Bar in Great Victoria Street is painted on heavyweight 640gsm watercolour paper. The painting is triple mounted in a textured conservation board with a stay white core. The black gallery style frame completes the painting. Again the use of colour is meant to evoke the feeling of a building very much alive and kicking.

 

NORTHERN IRELAND PANORAMIC SCENES 

 

 

Titanic Quarter

BELFAST PANORAMIC

(available to purchase from The Craft Room, Comber, along with other original pieces of my  artwork) other similar sized panoramic scenes of the North Coast can be purchased from No.6 Queen Street, Coleraine.


The overall size is 13.5 x 29.5 inches including the black box frame

 

This watercolour painting is painted on 640gsm watercolour paper.  The painting is framed in a quality black wooden 2cm deep box frame that gives a quality edge to the piece.

Featuring both the crane and Titanic Building, this is an iconic view of Belfast.

 

SECTIONAL INK AND WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS

These are all very different and lend themselves to all sorts of subject matter. The freedom to roam outside the usual confines of the mount allows a little personal touch or text to be included without interrupting the main image. The combinations are endless.  Please check out my Shop Page for the pieces currently for sale:

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To Plant a Garden………….. 17 x 17 inches (Sold)

 

 

 

 

SMALL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

Ink and watercolour originals with accents of gold metallic watercolour               

Please view the Shop section for details of the paintings currently for sale.  These do make perfect little gifts and are frequently replaced and updated, so worth a look from time to time.

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