Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I drew this as the title for my blog, and used it for a while, but then I thought it was too large and a bit crazy so I took it down, but it's still a nice drawing so here it is: I enjoyed making this, when I finished the fine detail I closed my eyes and dotted the page for a bout ten minutes with 1.o, 3.0 and 8.0 fine liner consecutively, then I blotched the page with paint pen

Tree exploding form a cat head

oh, and I also drew a floating indie boy.

Of beechen green, and shadows numberless

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

inspiration again

note to self, black back grounds,drips, knocky knees and round heads. Also Mogwai are Scottish gods.

The work of Molly Dyson, I love her use of colour and the folky charm of her figures.

Bill Murray being cool in a fantastic shirt wit cigars, he's so cool, how does he do it.

Frame constellations of Barry McGee, I really wish I had thought of this first, this sort of genius is annoying.

illustration from a German children's book, nice use of colour, makes me think maybe I should branch out from my standard black, white and gold.

Kashmir, Denmark's answer to Radiohead, brilliant band, and majestic cover art

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


These are examples of some work you are likely to see at my forthcoming solo exhibition. It will be at Guildford Lane Gallery, which is where I volunteer every Tuesday and Thursday. I don't have an exact date as of yet, but it should be in the next 2 months or so. I will keep you updated.


This is an abstract expressionist drawing I did for 'the Synaesthetes' which is a band/ art collective I'm involved in. I am looking into doing some projection work with old slide projectors and cellophane to show when the band is playing. We sounded pretty rad last time I was at rehearsal so we should be good to play soon, hopefully.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cat head pattern

I drew a pattern of cat heads on the train home from a visit to the city, my sister Aoife and I were discussing sewing and and digital fabric printing. I really want to somehow print this pattern onto silk so Aoife can make dresses out of it.
In the Molkeskine


copy pasted in sequence.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Fez and I tonight were talking about what threads tie all of my work together. We both decided that along with a sense of softness and balance, the major conceptual theme of all my work is transformation. We theorized that this relates to my conception of my self as an 'other', an 'other' to what we considered the complete norm: a white, middle-class, straight man. I am normal in terms of this criteria bar one thing, my sexuality. But I can 'play' at being normal in the eyes of 'the public' because being gay isn't something that necessarily shows itself. In this way I can use a sort of mask, to play normal, which can be quite entertaining and liberating, but at the same time I am always aware that I am not really in that mold.

Moleskine decoration and studies

Today I have been decorating my two small red moleskines, one is about to finish and so the most freshly purchased will take over its duties. My little red moleskines are for fine liner work.

inside-back cover

study of tone and pattern, I really love the gaze of these figures, I am trying to capture the same vacant yet powerful expression, I'm not quite there as you can see.

Owl, study in pattern.

collage and lungfish.

Collage and dot and line composition.

Studies of boy heads.

Study of boy head and patterned droplets.

2 boy head studies.

inside-front cover of old moleskine

inside-front cover of new moleskine.