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" Welcome to my painting and illustration work"
I always have new work in progress and can be contacted via this website. See contacts page for information about where I am exhibiting throughout the year. Private commissions are always welcome and comissioning a painting is not as expensive as you may think . Call me if you want to purcahse or commission a painting. I can be contacted via this website on 086 8120910 or email: email@example.com This website shows a selection only ( Click image below to view the work ) .
I studied Graphic Design in DIT and graduated in 1987. I then worked for 14 years in both Advertising and design until I reached the position of Creative Director and set up my own design studio, Paragon Design in 1997. For the next two decades the company grew and won many design awards in both design, branding identity and advertising. Throughout this period, even though computers were rapidly taking over design I always kept my hand in painting and illustrating. I returned to Art College in NCAD in the evenings to study painting and fine art. Paragon success has given me the freedom to allow me to paint 2 days a week from my home studio.
I work mostly work in oils and watercolour, but I like to experiment to keep my work fresh so use different media often on the same painting. My style is developing into a loose more contemporary approach. I love landscapes, equestrian painting and golfing scenes. I try to paint the atmosphere more than the detail particularly the sky in Golf and horse scenes. I like the fluidity and instinctive movement which comes from using paint which can not be achieved using photography .