Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In Conversation with James Sweetman

I recently gave an interview to James Sweetman for his online e-Zine and Blog. James is a highly-rated and well-respected Executive and Personal Coach, Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Author and Columnist, and he had some great questions. Over to you James....

In the latest in my series of articles where I interview people who have aligned their passion with their profession, I met with landscape artist Padraig Mccaul to discuss his inspirations and how he was able to step out of the corporate world and make a living doing what he loves. Read the full interview here -

Thursday, February 21, 2013

London 2013 - Affordable Art Fair

'Clifden Skies' 100x80cms
The Doorway Gallery will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London, next month, and will be showing a large selection of my new paintings there.

Unfortaunately I won't get a chance to get over there myself but if anyone would like invites to the show please let me know, or contact the gallery directly at , they will be happy to send on some invitations.

This is the first big show of 2013 and I'm looking forward to seeing how some of my new work is received in London. Once of the pieces that will be on show there is 'Clifden Skies'. 

This is a painting I started working on over two years ago! I got it to a certain point and then it just lay in the studio, as I waited for the burst of inspiration required to take it over the finishing line. Well it arrived last week.  I've been really happy with some of the work I've been doing over the past couple of weeks and thought now was the time to try and finish it. 

'Connemara Farmhouse' 60x60cms
It could have something to do with the music I've been playing in the studio - lots of My Bloody Valentine and Led Zeppelin. I got the new MBV album, which is great, but it sent me back to their earlier album, Loveless, which is just incredible. And it's perfect music to paint to.

Anyway, here are some more pieces that have been born out of the beautiful, distorted noise of MBV, all of which will be on show in London. To see the full collection please go to my website at

'The Long Road' 60x60cms