These two new paintings capture different moods, exude different energy and evoke different places.

Irish landscape painting showing a sweeping view of mountains leading to the sea

Passing Clouds

40.3 cm x 30.3 cm x 3.7 cm, mixed media on canvas, ready to hang

$550 (approx. £451, €510)

In this piece, I wanted to capture a day full of light, energy and movement.

High upon the rolling mountains, the clouds cast their dancing shadows on the land.

They pass by quickly, blown by the wind sweeping in from the Atlantic.

The visual richness of the painting is heightened through the exploration of patterns that one might see in nature.

To achieve this richness, I used oils to add depth to the clouds and acrylic paint on the land to enhance the greens’ saturation.

I also used acrylic pens to add variety and movement to the foreground.

The bird’s eye view gives us a wonderful sense of openness and freedom, don’t you think?

Small painting of moon rising behind a set of trees lining a canal in which they cast their reflections

Moonrise over the Canal du Midi

20.3 cm x 20.3 cm x 4.5 cm, oil on canvas, ready to hang


In contrast to the first painting, the atmosphere is still.

Slowly and imperceptibly, the full moon glowing in the night rises in the sky.

In time, it will move above the statuesque trees silhouetted against the cool moonlight.

Trees reflecting in the canal bring a pleasing sense of balance to this piece, while the deep brown of the trees and the blue-green colour arrangement accentuate an otherworldly feel.

Which painting do you prefer?