Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Art of Superstition

My piece for The Art of Superstition at the Copper House Gallery. The importance of saying "bless you" when somebody sneezes. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Shaun of the Dead

This is for a weekend of Edgar Wright films at the Lighthouse cinema here in Dublin. I was one of five illustrators asked to make a screen print (produced by Damn Fine Print) about one of his films. It's ridiculously over the top but that's okay sometimes!

Little Green Cars singles

Here's a single I did for Little Green Cars. Design by Sinead McAleer at Slater Design.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Butler's Pantry

A series of illustrations for new packaging for The Butler's Pantry, an upmarket readymade meals shop with branches around the country. Nice to see them in my fridge! I recommend the Beef Bourgignon.

Little Green Cars

My artwork is being used on Little Green Cars forthcoming debut album. Can't show the rest of the art until it's released in April. Very excited about it. Great band too!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Rain, dear.

Illustration for Slater Design's Christmas poster.

The Petit Parisien

My illo for the new Petit Parisien chain of bistros.

Monday, 5 November 2012

The Illustrated Beatles

My entry for the Illustrated Beatles show at the Grand Social, Dublin. Hosted by Illustrators Ireland.

More sketching

Sketching again

It feels like I've been gone from creativity for a lonnng time. I blame the small people who have overwhelmed my life in the past four years - that, not my own rubbish inertia, you understand. Anyway, I'm clawing my way back into the saddle now. I have a lot of guff to clear out of my mind first though, so without further ado, here's some watercolour sketches I made on a trip to Glasgow. Not from life of course. Mostly from sitting in cafes and on hotel beds.

Lucy Annabella cosmetics

I did a bunch of illustrations for some very nice cosmetics packaging recently. Chuffed with how nice it looks!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Recent doodles

Some recent doodles.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Chekhov etching, used in Abbey Theatre poster.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Some cartoon kids what I did once

These were done years ago and I just rediscovered them when I was cleaning out the Mac. The campaign they were done for didn't go ahead, but I quite like them anyway.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


This is what I do most of the time - storyboards and visuals for advertising. These were all for various Bank of Ireland rugby campaigns over the last year.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Irish language poster

Those dashing young men Conor and David asked me to do an illustration for a series of Irish language poetry posters for use in schools. Here's the English translation:

A minute in the morning

A smell of ironing
this morning in the apartment
on Hanover Quay
You standing there at the table
your clean shirt
for an appointment in work
and me looking at you.

The iron moves slowly
over the clothes,
removing every wrinkle.

I hope that things between us will be
as smooth as that, my precious.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

New drawings

These were dome a few months ago, just drawing to see where it would take me. It ground to a halt, but maybe I'll pick it up again.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Old heads

An old etching of some old heads.


Monday, 17 January 2011

The Small Print's review of 2010

I was delighted to appear in The Small Print's roundup of 2010. I may have to get Renaissance Man printed up on a t-shirt now...

Monday, 13 December 2010

Roisin's chair

I painted this chair for my daughter back in August for her second birthday. There are some pictures on the underside too, but they're secret ones for her.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Red shoed reindeer

Leaf bird

Found just outside my front door yesterday.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wise Women

I was asked by the nice people at The Gloss magazine to make an illustration for a piece about women's mentors, the influential spiritual/emotional figures in a woman's life. The melon makes sense when you read the article...

Monday, 8 November 2010

ICAD book 2010 Pt 2

ICAD book 2010 Pt 1

I was invited to make illustrations for the ICAD 2010 book. Here are a few for the various subject headings: advertising print, design, TV, Directory, and the Upstarts section.