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This was a tough one for me but  I enjoyed it a lot. This was a small project working with the Residents Association at Richmond Cottages in Summer hill Dublin 1. We chatted for a few weeks about what we could do for the commission. It was decided and agreed by the residents to do this picture of Irish Writer Brendan Bhean.

Its been quite some time since I painted a portrait and Ive never painted on of this scale.
Measuring approx 9×6 Meters High.
It took me a while to get the face I wanted or was happy with. Ots of frustration over the few days but I was happy in the end. I owe a huge thanks to Brian the house owner and the man who organised the scaffolding, allowing me those extra few days.

Also a big thanks to Mick Raferty and the local residents association. Lastly I owe Tommy a big thanks. He was helping me out and cracking jokes for the duration.

This was fun. Im looking forward to another opportunity for a large one like this.

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Richmond Cottages, Summer Hill Dublin 1. 
9Q52+53 Dublin, County Dublin



Collaboration Creative Laois & The Walls project

1st big challenge for the new year was to work on a collaborative project with with @creativelaois
@Wallproject (from the guys @WaterfordWalls) and @dunamasecollege in portlaoise.

A nice way to start the new year with a big colour full piece in probably the most unusualsetting if painted in.

The creative project was to install a mural on a large wall at the old St Peter’s Graveyard at Railway Street, Portlaoise Site with further ideas to develop the space by creating a ‘pocket park’ for the public to enjoy.

As part of the Creative Ireland Laois programme, a project was developed in partnership with the Heritage Office, Arts Office and with students at Dunamase College, Portlaoise to install the mural.

The mural depicts Rory Óg O Moore and his wife Margaret O’Byrne (of the famed O’Byrne Clan of Wicklow). The iconic Laois site the Rock of Dunamase is in the background

Students and staff from Dunamase College were on hand to help out on Friday and leave their mark on the painting which is designed to last on the wall well into the future

Creative Laois