Another blast from the past. Was featured in this magazine Ireland's Homes Interiors and Living, which is based in Northern Ireland, a few years ago. They approached me for an interview and they did a nice four page spread on my paintings with lots of high quality glossy photographs of the artwork. I felt like a rock star! Got a few commissions from the publicity and all it cost me was to put up a painting as a prize in a readers draw ! Well worth it I think :-)
It's funny looking back at work I was doing a few years ago and seeing how my painting style has changed or evolved and even how the subject matter has changed. I used to paint landscapes mostly and a lot of floral stuff - daisies and poppies being my forte.
I also used to paint a lot of watercolours but soon dropped them once I had gotten a handle on how to paint in acrylics. They had become a bit stale I think and I needed a change so I remember digging out some acrylic paints that I had lying around the house and sat down to paint a seascape and a still life in one afternoon ! I kept the still life but the seascape sold within 2 weeks and I had gotten such a buzz from trying out the new medium which allowed me to be looser and freer that I soon just painted all my paintings in acrylic.CLICK to read the full article