PREMIUM. The art of dog grooming celebrates our very human love of beauty, skill and, above all, our canine companions. It was a joy to sketch at the IPDGA annual competition on 30th October.
I sketched a few events at Culture Night this year. It’s a national, annual event which takes place every September, and a great opportunity to get a dose of culture.
Our koi carp didn’t do a whole lot, but they were beautiful, and were an oasis of calm in my busy day. We lost them recently due to our own neglect.
PREMIUM. Camping with teenagers has its ups and downs. I experienced both on a recent camping trip to Connemara, Co. Galway, but I kept my serenity with a bit of sketching.
PREMIUM. The life and colour of Galway City in the summer are legendary. I’ve caught a few of my favourite Galway sights in watercolour over the last couple of weeks.
PREMIUM. Sometimes the sun arrives to stay for a while in Ireland and we remember what a paradise we live in. Here are a few of my sketches of a week in the sunshine.
PREMIUM. There are worse ways to spend a week than sketching Optimists in early spring sunshine in Baltimore, West Cork. As usual, the young sailors greatly impressed.
I sketched the Galway Bay Jazz Band and the swing dancing in Busker Brownes, Galway. There’s no nicer way to spend a stormy day in January.
PREMIUM. The Fishery Watchtower in the heart of Galway City is an intriguing little museum full of original architectural features and lots of information about Galway’s fishing past.
A city on the sea like Galway is always full of wonderful sketching opportunities…but on a cold winter’s day sketching the city of the tribes is best enjoyed from the inside.