Here is a selection of some of my work which has been commissioned over the last couple of years. If you would like to chat about a unique piece of work, please feel free to get in touch.
Keeping the Light on poster for Theatre Royal Waterford
During the first lockdown in March 2020 I was asked to create a poster for Theatre Royal.
The theatre wanted to put posters on display in their windows with a positive supportive message and in solidarity with the people of Waterford and those across the country.
To let people know that although the theatre was closed, they were still working in the background and planning for the months ahead.
After talking with the team, I started working on the idea of the Ghost Light – a light left on the stage of a theatre when it was unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark. This concept was being used by famous theatre’s around the world at the time so it was very fitting.
I started with an initial sketch and black and white pastel drawing of the theatre’s stage with an old fashioned light centre stage and some supportive wording. The finished artwork was in colour and the team was delighted with it.
Mount Congreve Gardens Walking Map
In January 2020 I was commissioned to produce a painting of the walking trails of Mount Congreve Gardens, Co. Waterford to be used in their walking guide map in November 2019.
The Gardens comprise of around seventy acres of intensively planted woodland, a four acre walled garden and 16 kilometres of walkways, so this was a big exciting project for me.
There had been several versions of the guide map throughout the years, but given the size of the gardens and extensive paths and trails, both Ray Sinnott, Estate manager and Ann Power, Brand Consultant, wanted a map that was beautiful and painterly as well as being accurate and easy to follow.
So my free days were spent pouring over old maps and images, as well as wandering through the beautiful gardens, taking photos, drawing, painting and generally absorbing the peaceful beauty of the place.
I really can’t thank Ann Power of Powerhouse Pr enough. It was Ann who thought of me for this project and believed in my abilities, both herself and Ray Sinnott were so open to letting me bring my own style and vision to the commission.
I enjoyed every moment of this project and it really gave me huge confidence in my own abilities as an artist. Both Ray Sinnott and Ann Power were thrilled with the map! I was delighted to deliver a beautiful map that was accurate, to scale and easy to navigate.