Doorway Gallery, Dublin

I’ve been busy working on large still life works for forthcoming exhibitions with the Doorway Gallery in Dublin. I’ve really enjoyed working on this larger scale and I’m very pleased with the results.

You can see my new work in the flesh at the Doorway Gallery in 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin. They will also be taking them along to the Fresh Art Fair in Cheltenham at the end of April and the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London, at the beginning of May.

Prize Draw - art giveaway

I’m delighted that George Mulvagh from Glasgow has won an original painting of mine in my first prize draw.

George was selected from among the subscribers to my newsletter who were all in with a chance to win ‘Little Boat in the Harbour’, worth £295.

Our selection method was rather unusual and George’s name was not exactly plucked from a hat. Instead, it was left to a rather stately looking peackock to do the necessary. And Jojo, aided by some excellent young helpers, did rather better than expected, it has to be said. Click on the arrow to see a video of the fun and games.

Congratulations once again to George!

Open Eye Gallery, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh - Christmas exhibition

I was thrilled to have four small paintings in the annual Open Eye 'small scale' exhibition – you can see the images here of Snowdrop, Through the Trees, Mull, The Bass Rock and Tulips.

The exhibition included work from hundreds of artists from all over the UK, and covered a huge range of both medium and content.

Tyrone Guthrie Residency, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan, Ireland – October 2016

I had a wonderful week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, after winning first prize in an art competition. It was so inspiring to be in such a beautiful place and surrounded by so many talented, creative people, including artists, writers, actors and many more.

The prize was actually to spend two weeks at the Centre, so I shall be heading back in February for some more inspiration.

In the pictures you can see the house itself, the (huge) studio I was allotted, my sketch of the lough in the grounds, plus one of me with fellow artist Boyer, from Co Cork.