Category: News

Pride of place

There’s one thing we all have in common when it comes to making a house feel like a home – we want to put our individual stamp on it and be proud to invite friends and family around. Art can be a lovely way… Continue Reading “Pride of place”

a picture paints a thousand words

One of my favourite things to do is to make personalised cards for my family for the special occasions in their lives. I love thinking up creative ways to mark these milestones and hopefully capture the essence of them in the picture. With a… Continue Reading “a picture paints a thousand words”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s day always bring back fond memories for me. Today I’m reminded of the time my family and I went to an outdoor screening of Disney’s Darby O’Gill and The Little People in Temple Bar. This is a movie I would highly recommend… Continue Reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”

Zen Nature Collection 2019

I have recently completed a collection of brush and Indian ink paintings inspired by the meditative feelings evoked by the natural landscape. This is the first painting in this collection. Size: A4 Medium: Indian Ink Price: €110 plus €7 postage and packaging Below you… Continue Reading “Zen Nature Collection 2019”

Unique opportunity to get creative with Don in glorious Greece

Don has decided to team up with Argo Experiences in Greece to deliver a unique, once in a life-time 5 day creative course, “Drawing & Painting with Don – Art & Nature”. Over the 5 days Don will share his knowledge and skills regarding… Continue Reading “Unique opportunity to get creative with Don in glorious Greece”

Young Hearts Run Free

I am delighted to be part of Young Hearts Run Free‘s latest creative festival, No Idle Day. For my part, I am doing a drawing workshop in No.5 South Leinster Street, home to Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland (as you probably know,… Continue Reading “Young Hearts Run Free”

TV3 this Thursday at 7pm

Catch me on TV3 this Thursday evening at 7pm on – you guessed it – the 7 o’clock show. I will be joining the warm and witty duo Martin King and Lucy Kennedy so we are sure to have a good old chat.

What Leonardo means to me

Recently I paid a visit to the National Gallery of Ireland – one of my favourite haunts – to view the small exhibition featuring ten drawings by the great Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, on loan from the Royal Collection Trust. It was a… Continue Reading “What Leonardo means to me”

What Shakespeare means to me

My introduction to William Shakespeare was in the form of a scratchy film print shown in the school hall. I was 9 years old at the time. The film was Laurence Olivier’s classic film adaptation of Hamlet. I found it fascinating to watch this… Continue Reading “What Shakespeare means to me”

Yes For Love

There is a lovely project being run at the moment entitled Yes For Love. Lots of creatives have been asked to do graphics in support and here’s Don’s one. Have a look through the images, they are really excellent.