Monday 28 June 2010

Beast in Wicklow

We had an AMAZING night in Wicklow last Saturday. Every year my sister has a Solstice party in her lovely garden, this being number 13, and the weather was amazing. This is a photo I took of the Sun going down looking over the Sugaloaf just before the bonfire was lit. I have some great news about the Beast in the photo which I will share with you soon here on the blog.

Dragon Hat Lad

I was cleaning the kitchen last night and the tea towel (manky tea towel I might add) was sitting on the counter looking like some kind of cotton dragon with a hat when I finished so I scrunched up bits of a bus ticket for teeth and balled up receipt for an eye.  I dunno.

Chimney Rocket

Rocket from the crypt in Portmarnock last Wednesday. Whilst eating bangers and mash of course.

Aer Lingus Magazine

Drawing in the Aer Lingus magazine on the way to London last month. I quietly tucked it back into the seat hoping someone would find it whilst reading...


Well, I've been blogging for two and a half years and just realised I've passed the 300 mark of posts! From day one I set rules out for myself that I'm only going to blog about artwork I do myself, commercial work and stuff for exhibitions etc, but recently the commercial works I'm doing are turning into bigger projects with a much larger gestation period and exhibitions are fewer and far between given the work I'm able to put into them.

I really love blogging but have recently found I don't have enough finished material to blog about given the large scale projects I'm working on and constantly itch to upload stuff so I've decided to start posting more photos, sketches as well as topical things that inspire me and interesting pics from other blogs and the internet.

I need some sort of liberal outlet so please let me know if you have anything interesting going on! I would love to blog about it.

So here goes.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Denny in the Metro today

Part of the lovely Denny campaign that I've been working on with Peter Snodden and Roisin Keown in DDFHB was a large map of Dublin highlighting various nice parks to have a summery picnic for The Metro Herald. I just picked up a copy and took some badly lit photos of how it turned out. They turned out great.

I've also uploaded the actual artwork for each bit. I'll post all 26 maps that are appearing on bustops around the city at some stage when I get a chance.

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Pablo Picante Needs You!

This is the artwork for a poster I've recently completed for Mr. Pablo Picante inviting you to wear your green Irish jersey in support of Mexico in the Sugar Club when they play those scoundrels the French next week.

June 17th, Doors at 6pm in the Sugar Club, Leeson Street.

The tank Riot Gang!

I've been an avid listener to the brilliant Tank Riot podcast for the last two years or so and always relish a new episode when it goes live. The three lads, Sputnik, Tor & Victor have never revealed their real identities or what they looked like but I've always had my own idea of what they looked like in my head. So I drew up this sketch of what I think they look like and mailed it over to them a few weeks ago.

I was then listening to the most recent episode (93) on the way home the other day hoping for a mention and right at the end with about 10 mins to go they did a little piece on the drawing. I was whooping and laughing like an eejit on my bike as they spoke about it. I even got some uncanny likenesses by accident.

As an extra bonus they've added a new section to their site called Artistic Licence where they invite other listeners to do the same.

Thanks Tank Riot!

Friday 4 June 2010

A day of Keith Haring

I spent a lovely balmy evening last Tuesday (1st of June which I always consider the first day of Summer harking back to the date we got our Summer holidays in school) making a really enjoyable 8x4 foot piece for a great new show influenced by the work of the great Keith Haring, who passed away 20 years ago, with street artists Maser, Will St leger, Sums and Inputout. The show opens on 6th of June in the Bernard Shaw.

These pieces will be auctioned for sale along with various prints by the artists also being sold on the night of the launch and throughout the month long run of the exhibition with all proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to the Dublin Aids Alliance.

That's my piece above. I'll upload better shots of it in situ.

For more details click heeeore.

Wednesday 2 June 2010

Denny Bustop

I spotted this fellow on the way to work this morning on my bike in Drumcondra. There's lots more stuff from this campaign going live in the next week or two so I'll be bombarding the blog with photos and pics when I see them in action.

Tiny Little Horse Drawings

I totally forgot to post these drawings I made for the Tiny Little Horse show that were on sale a few weeks back. They're available for sale at very reasonable price if you were interested.

My favourite is 'Star Fartz' at the top...