Friday, June 29, 2012

Opening tonight! New paintings, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co Mayo - @ 7.30 - running till Jul 29

Serpent Rock I Oil on canvas 48 x 36 ins
July Storm  Oil on canvas 12 x 12 ins
Serpent Rock II Oil on canvas 20 x 16 ins
Serpent Rock I (Detail)
Achill relic III Oil on board 9 x 12 ins

Serpent Rock III Oil on canvas 12 x 10 ins 
Serpent Rock I (Detail)
Winter Sealight Oil on board 16 x 16 ins
Private Collection
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cinderella was here

Cinderella was here - found this arrangement on remote Yellow Strand Beach, Sligo


After lovemaking a stranger slipped between us,
silver skinned with stars of seasalt in her hair
she said she was a siren from the sea
She let me taste the oyster in her palm
the pearl on her tongue.
She said her seacave was deep, so deep in the bay

and if I swam with her she'd show me treasure
in the drift nets of her slipstream
in the white shell of her womb.
She said lovers were always swimming too far out to sea
getting entangled in her seaweed hair,
she said they left their hearts like stones on the seabed.

I followed her into the shallows, but lost her in the high tide
and when I woke in soaking sheets, her kiss stung like seasalt on my lips,
her song still trailed like doom across the sleeping bay.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Studies for 'Figures by the Sea'

Figures by the Sea 2012, Acrylic on paper, 23 x 19.5 ins
2 studies for Figures by the sea, 2012, in the studio
Figures by the Sea, 2012, Pastel on paper, 16 x 12 ins
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Monday, June 4, 2012