Here is a piece commissioned by Tandem Design for Cromford Mills, Derbyshire.
It shows the interlocking cotton trade from slave cotton workers in America via mill workers in the north of England who spun the thread and then on to the weavers in India.
A very interesting and enjoyable commission to work on.
Cromford Mills was founded by Richard Arkwright in 1771
Some prints of my scraperboard “The Stares Nest By My Window – WB Yeats” are to be auctioned to raise funds to restore Thoor Ballylee.
This Sunday 31st of May from 17.00 in Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway
This weekend we organise an auction to generate much needed funds to restore Thoor Ballylee. The Auction will take place this Sunday 31st of May from 17.00 in Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway (2 hours from Dublin).
There is a diverse range of items going on sale reflecting the generosity and breath of support for this vital cultural project, from a local sheep to rare literary works.
Uniquely, the auction will take place from the rooftop of the tower by local Auctioneer, Colm Farrell MIPAV, acting as William Butler Yeats.
Funds raised will be used to re-open the Tower to the public.
To learn more about our exciting project, retrieve a list of auction items and view a fun publicity video please check: http://yeatsthoorballylee.org
With funds raised, the Society will deliver a world class Cultural Centre in the tower which would provide a huge attraction for the area and boost tourism revenues for the region. The tower will accommodate a new Yeats exhibition, a cafe, bookshop, and space for exhibitions, lectures and classes.
Teach Pobail Mhuire na nGras..Inis Bo Finne..1965-2015
Something I’m working on this week.
A step by step of my preparitory drawing of WB Yeats, along with the final scraperboard drawing. The scraperboard is currently on display at…..
Dublin Painting and Sketching Club
137th Annual Exhibition
The Concourse Gallery
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Hall
13th April – 26th April 2015
280 paintings exhibited by 80 artists
including a unique display of almost 50 paintings
inspired by the life and work of W.B.Yeats
to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth
One of a series of Chapter Headings I did for a book.