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The Upper Hand

A retirement gift for a Kerryman living in Dublin

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two little boys loading a dump truck with turf

The Turf Boys

Luke and Rory loading the turf

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Teenager looking at painting of herself inKerry GAA jersey


What advice would you give your three year old self ???

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In Loving Memory

A 40th birthday gift

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Nap Time

A  baby gift for the new parents and dog lovers

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All the paintings on this page are private commissions on display here by kind permission from happy clients.

Through my work I wish to convey the fleeting moments of time in your loved ones life.  Their personality has to shine through, and somehow it always does.  If there are two or more in the painting, the connection they have to each other must be captured. I use photos for reference but work also intuitively. This is very important because photographs only capture so much. Paintings of your loves ones are gifts that keep on giving as they are passed down through the generations.

The Process

Its painless. I usually go to the clients house because people are always more relaxed in their own environment. To begin I take ” posey ” photos first it’s what is expected.  After that the real magic begins. They forget about me and go about their daily business, be it work or play. This takes about an hour at the most. Don’t worry  if  your child never sits still.  These moments always get captured.

When the painting is almost complete, I invite you to my house  before the finishing touches. You and I have to be happy with it. If you live far away we will meet up at a convenient time and location. Please go to my  testimonials page to read what clients say about my work. It takes about 12 weeks from photos to finish.

Two boys arms around each other GAA jerseys walking home after hurling match

Aprés Match

A wonderful commissions from John in Manchester.

Childhood memories of happy times with his brother.

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Three children sitting crosslegged on a rug smiling

Kildare Three

A 40th birthday gift for a Kildare Mom with a Dublin husband.

From All The Girls

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Crossing the County Bounds Cork and Kerry

Crossing the County Bounds

A wedding gift for a Cork bride and a Kerry Groom

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Pink Teddy Bear with a gift love heart
Fastening the Buttons

Fastening the Buttons

A precious memory of a special day for a wonderful Nana

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Oil Painting of a man in suit wearing a polka dot tie


A precious memory of a wonderful Father

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Sunlight That Special Bond

Sunlight – The Gardeners

For Grandad on his 60th birthday

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Three children on the beach in Dublin Jerseys

Family Time on the Beach

A gift for a special Grandmother and serious GAA fan on her 60th birthday

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Redheaded girl on a swing


 Commissioned by her Mom for her Dad. Happy Christmas

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A country stroll Big Sisters Little Brother

Roscommon Three

A gift for  a special nephew of his beautiful children

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Two guys looking out at sea

Distant Shores

Commissioned by the parents

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Banna Beach Siblings Little Redheads

On Banna Beach Jack and Emma

A birthday gift from Mom to Dad

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birthright image, child in sam mcguire cup


Available as a Fine Art Print

A kilkenny boy with a sliotar and hurley

The Golden Boy

Kilkenny Hurler

A Special Gift for Nana on her 60th Birthday

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of some commonly asked questions.

  • Do you paint from photos ? Yes I like to take my own photos but if you have a favourite photograph of a loved one I’ll have a look at it and see if its suitable.

  • How long does a painting take ? Once I have the photos about six to eight weeks.

  • My kids won’t sit still can you paint them anyway ? Of course, I take lots of photos to make sure I get a few suitable to work with.

  • How much does it cost ? Commissioned work starts at €500. As every piece is unique prices vary depending on size detail and framing.