News

 

2017 May

 

The piece above has been selected to be part of the RHA Annual Exhibition, 2017.

The show opens on Monday May 22nd and runs until the beginning of August.

Further information at www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

 

 

 

2017 November

 

'Tronies' , Solo Show , Molesworth gallery , Dublin. Full details to be announced.

For more information or to preorder a catalogue of the work please visit www.molesworthgallery.com

 

Tronie - Head of a Man , Chalk on Paper , 29 x 21 inches

 

 

 

 

2017 March

 

A new portrait of Samuel Beckett was unveiled in the Gate Theatre and goes on permanent display in the lobby there.

 

Beckett at Work , oil on board , 29 x 21 inches

 

Beckett at Work , detail

 

 

 

2016 March

 

This year I will be showing in the RHA Annual Exhibition 2016 as an invited artist.

The invited piece, pictured below, is the latest in the tronie series. The show opens March 22nd and runs until June 11th.

Further information at www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 January

 

I've been continuining work on the tronie series of abstract head paintings and have updated the website to reflect this. Click on the 'Tronie' link on the left hand side if you'd like to see the first completed works.

I've also updated the rest of the site with higher resolution images in every section.

 

 

 

2015 July

 

The painting below has been selected for exhibition at the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2015 in King's Place in London.

Further information at www.ruthborchard.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

2015 May

 

This Saturday May 16th from 11am I'll be giving a drawing demo as part of the National Drawing Day in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Further information at www.nationalgallery.ie

 

Orla, chalk on paper, 28 x 22 inches

 

 

 

2015 May

 

Two pieces have been selected as part of the RHA Annual Exhibition, 2015.

The show opens on Monday May 25th and runs until the end of July.

Further information at www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

 

 

 

 

2015 March

 

I will be doing a talk on my work in the National Gallery of Ireland this May as part of the Sean Scully lecture series on contemporary art.

 

 

 

2015 January

 

You can now find me on twitter

 

2014 November

 

'Tronie' has been shortlisted for the 2014 Hennessy Portrait Prize. The exhibition takes place in the National Gallery of Ireland from November 8th until February 2015. For more information please visit www.nationalgallery.ie.

 

Tronie, oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches

 

 

 

2014 November

 

The piece below has been added to the National Self Portrait Collection in Limerick University. Many thanks to Dr Brendan Rooney of the National Gallery of Ireland for the nomination. For more information on the collection please visit the Bourne Gallery Website

 

Self Portrait, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

 

 

 

 

 

2014 October

 

Review of 'The Middle Watch'

fineartconnoisseur.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 October

 

The Irish Arts Review have featured the upcoming exhibition on the cover of the Autumn edition of the magazine.

www.irishartsreview.com

 

Click on image to enlarge

 

2014 October

 

 

Solo Show Announcement

 

This October the J. Cacciola Gallery, New York will host a solo exhibition of new work.

To view images of work from the show please follow the 'Middle Watch' link in the Solo Shows section (left).

The show runs from October 2nd - 29th.

Please visit/contact www.jcacciolagallery.com for more details.

 

 

The Middle Watch , oil on canvas , 48 x 72 inches

 

 

 

Untitled, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

 

 

 

E, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

 

 

 

2014 July

 

The J. Cacciola Gallery are exhibiting a selection of work at the Art Southampton fair which runs from July 24th - 28th.

For more details please visit www.jcacciolagallery.com or www.art-southampton.com

 

Site 2 , oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

 

 

2014 May

 

A new portrait of the writer John B. Keane commissioned by the Gaiety Theatre..

 

John B. Keane , oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

 

 

 

 

 

2014 May

 

The piece below has been selected for exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual show.

The show opens on May 26th and runs until August 9th.

For more information on the exhibition please visit www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

Head , Chalk on Paper, 25 x 21 inches

 

 

 

 

 

2014 February

This piece was exhibited on Feb 11th at the gala exhibition fundraiser in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Other exhibitors included

Maggi Hambling, Nadav Kander, Tai-Shan Schierenberg, Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Alex Katz, Gerald Scarfe and Julian Opie.

 

Sam, chalk on paper, 8.4 x 5.7 inches

 

 

2014 February

New work will feature in a group show in the J. Cacciola Gallery, New York.

Gallery Artists : February 18, 2014 - March 1, 2014

For more information please visit www.jcacciolagallery.com

 

Orla, chalk on paper, 25 x 20 inches

 

 

 

2013 December

The J Cacciola Gallery are exhibiting a selection of new work at the Art Miami fair which runs from December 4th - 8th.

For more details please visit www.jcacciolagallery.com or www.art-miami.com

 

 

 

 

2013 October

I have been invited to show a piece in a fundraising gala exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery in London early next year. The gala is scheduled to coincide with the opening of the David Bailey exhibition in February. More info to follow closer to the date.

Also, the 'no colour, no colour' gallery has been updated. To see the images click the link in the left menu.

 

 

2013 October

Four new portraits will be exhibited in a group show in the Molesworth Gallery this October.

The exhibition, 'Voltus', opens on October 24th and runs until November 9th.

For more information please visit www.molesworthgallery.com

 

 

 

2013 May

 

Niccolo D'Ardia Caracciolo RHA Gold Medal

'Battersea Power Station' (pictured below) has been awarded the Don Niccolo D'Ardia Caracciolo RHA Medal & Award at the RHA Annual Exhibition.

 

 

2013 May

The piece below has been chosen for exhibition in the RHA Annual show 2013.

The show opens on May 28th and runs until August 17th.

For more information on the exhibition please visit www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

Battersea Power Station , Oil on Canvas, 36 x 30 inches

 

 

 

 

2013 May

Six new portraits will be exhibited in a group show in the J.Cacciola gallery in New York City this May.

The exhibition, 'Four Portrayals', runs from May 2nd to 25th.

For more information please visit jcacciolagallery.com

 

Kevin 1, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

 

Eavan, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches

 

Kevin 3, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

 

 

 

 

 

2013 March

Website has been updated with new work in all galleries.

Orla 1, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

 

Rosemary, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

 

 

 

 

2012 May

A portrait has been chosen for exhibition in the RHA Annual show 2012.

The piece is part of the Aisling project series. www.aisling.org.uk.

The show opens on May 28th and runs until August 18th.

For more information on the exhibition please visit www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

Peter Doyle , Oil on Board, 24 x 20 inches

 

 

 

 

2011 December

'Drawings' , Solo Show

Molesworth gallery , Dublin.

The exhibition will open on the evening of Thursday December 8th and runs until 24th December.

To view all the work in this show click here.

For more information or to order a catalogue of the work please visit www.molesworthgallery.com

 

Blue Woman, Chalk on Paper, 29 x 21 inches

 

 

 

 

2011 September

Two pieces have been selected as part of the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, 2011.

The show opens on October 21st and runs until November 20th.

For more information please visit www.royalulsteracademy.org

 

Declan, Chalk on Paper, 32 x 26 inches

 

 

Kwena, Chalk on Paper, 21 x 29 inches

 

 

 

 

2011 May

Two pieces have been selected as part of the RHA Annual Exhibition, 2011.

The show opens on Tuesday, May 24th and runs until the end of July.

Further information at www.royalhibernianacademy.ie

 

Self Portrait, oil on canvas, 28 x 20

 

Life Study, chalk on paper, 21 x 29

 

 

2010 April

The Gate Theatre commissioned a portrait of the actor Stephen Brennan as Lucky in the play Waiting for Godot.

Many thanks to Minister Mary Hanafin and to Stephen who launched the piece on the 29th. It now hangs in the new extension to the theatre.

 

The Net, Oil on canvas, 108 x 55 (inches)

 

 

Installation

 

 

Detail

 

 

2010 March

Portrait of Brian Friel to be auctioned for the Haiti Relief Fund.

This auction will take place on Monday 26th of April 2010 at 6pm at the D4 Ballsbridge Court Hotel, Landsdowne Road, Dublin 4.

For more information visit the DeVeres website here.

 

 

 

2010 Feb

Self Portrait selected for the Davy Portrait Awards 2010. The exhibition opens 26th Feb in the Naughton Gallery, Belfast.

The show moves to Farmleigh House in Dublin on the 20th of May and then on to Fota House in Cork in July.

www.naughtongallery.org

 

 

 

 

 

2009 May

Macbeth, Chalk on Paper

Portrait in collaboration with Opera Ireland

 

 

 

2008 November

Solo Show

Camden Town and the Aisling Project

The exhibition opens in the Molesworth Gallery on Thursday 6th of November and runs until the 28th.

Sam Hannon 1, Oil on Board, 24 x 24

 

 

I have been based in London since the start of 2008 and have been working with the Irish homeless there during my stay. This show features portraits that were done during this time. All the work was done in collaboration with the Aisling Project charity. I can’t speak highly enough of the work they do on behalf of long-term homeless Irish emigrants. I would encourage everyone to have a look: www.aisling.org.uk.

The Gallery will be holding a silent auction for the portrait below of Johnny ‘Pops’ Connors. The bidding period will run for the duration of the exhibition and all of the proceeds will be going directly to the Aisling Project.

 

 

Johnny ‘Pops’ Connors 1, Oil on Board, 48 x 36 inches

To view all the work in this show click here.

For Molesworth Gallery details click here.

 

2008 October

The self portrait below has been selected to show in the Davy Portrait Awards 2008 exhibition. This is a touring show that will run in the Naughton Gallery from the 22nd of November to the 31st January 2009 before transferring to Farmleigh House in Dublin.

Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16 inches

 

2007 Nov

2 portraits are being exhibited in a group show in the Molesworth Gallery, Molesworth St, Dublin 2.

 

 

2007 July

Invited to show 2 pieces in the Boyle Arts Festival (group exhibition).

 

 

2007 June

RHA Annual show. Self Portrait. This is the same piece that was shown in the BP exhibition in 2005.

 

 

2007 January

The Shelbourne Hotel commissioned two double portraits to hang in the newly refurbished reception. The paintings are further studies of the play Waiting for Godot and feature the actors Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Stephen Brennan and Alan Stanford.

 

 

2006 April

Solo Show

The exhibition opens on April 3rd in the Office of Public Works, 51 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 and runs for the duration of the festival.

As Part of the Beckett Centenary celebrations in April 2006, the Festival Committee, in association with the Department of Arts, Tourism and Sport and the Gate Theatre, are proud to present ‘No Colour No Colour’ a collection of new work by Cian McLoughlin based on the work of Samuel Beckett.

For the past 3 years McLoughlin has worked in collaboration with a highly accomplished cast of actors to produce a series of large-scale portraits centred on three Beckett plays.

Lee Evans, Michael Gambon, John Hurt, Geoffrey Hutchings, Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy and Liz Smith have all sat, in character, reprising their roles from staged productions of Waiting for Godot, Endgame and Krapp’s Last Tape.

For more information and a complete set of images please follow the link in the ‘Solo Shows’ section (left).

 

 

Installation view

 

 

 

 

 

2006 March

As part of the 150th  anniversary events at the National Portrait Gallery I was asked to donate a small piece to their fundraising evening.

 

 

2006 January

The Gate Theatre commissioned a portrait of Brian Friel. It is unveiled during the run of his play The Faith Healer.

 

 

2005 September

Jurys commission for the foyer of the Croke Park Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

2005 June

Self Portrait in BP Portrait Award exhibition, the National Portrait Gallery, London.

 

 

2004 October

“Six People, Two Places’

Solo show

Blue Leaf Gallery. Pembroke St.

For more images please follow the link in the ‘solo show’ section (left)

 

 

2004 June

RHA Annual exhibition. Self portrait.