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people portraits

Vintage Drawing

This drawing is drawn from a vintage photograph from the early 20th century. It was commissioned by a return client and is of his mother. The photograph has certain romantisizm with strong shadows cast onto the face from the large… Continue Reading →

Painting of a fisherman

This is a portrait I completed a few weeks ago of a man fishing. The man in the image is the client’s father-in-law and has passed away a few years back. The painting was commissioned as a birthday gift to… Continue Reading →

Drawing of Cornelius

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a PhD student completing a history thesis on Cornelius O’Brien at the University of Limerick. He had a sketch made of Cornelius which got destroyed by his nephew, by accident of course… Continue Reading →

Drawing of a young family

I was commissioned to create this family portrait as a christening present for them from the baby’s godmother. She wanted to give the young couple something very special as a keepsake and a christening gift. The photograph was beautiful and… Continue Reading →

Portrait of Bryan and PJ

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Maura and Orla fro the Irish Hospice Foundation. They wanted to commission a painting of their co-worker Bryan riding on his horse PJ. The portrait was to be a gift for… Continue Reading →

A Portrait of Tamara

This is a portrait painting of a graduate. The post details the process and painting in detail.

The Helen Blake Lifeboat Project

A few months ago I was contacted by Brendan Power from Fethard on Sea in county Wexford. He contacted me on behalf of the local community group. They are working on a project to build a replica of the Helen… Continue Reading →

A painting of a graduate

This painting was the fourth painting commissioned by return clients. It is of their son who recently graduated from the National College of Ireland in Maynooth. The clients wanted to capture him in his graduation gown in front of the… Continue Reading →

A Drawing of a Young Couple

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought this portrait is very fitting for this time of the year. It was commissioned as a Christmas present from the young man in the picture to his girlfriend. He wanted to capture a moment… Continue Reading →

Two Family Portrait Paintings

These two paintings were completed in October for one client. They were quite straight forward. I worked from one photograph for each painting. I thoroughly enjoyed the process as the photos were very interesting, taken on a sunny day with… Continue Reading →

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