This is an illustration of Skiddy's Alms House which rests under the shadow of Saint Anne's church and Shandon steeple. In the 18th Century it was used predominantly for retired Sailors and Navy men. Today it is in fact still in use but is for the general public and used as a retirement home although I suspect the number of former Sailors these days are limited!
Back to the magical world of 18th Century Cork City! Here is a character illustration of Nano Nagle on Waggetts Lane! A key figure in Cork life in the 1790s. There is a portrait painting of her hanging in the Crawford Art Gallery. She was famous throughout Cork for helping the poor and the sick especially children. Nano Nagle also set up a number of orphanages in Cork City.
This is the illustration of Saint Patrick Street in colour showcasing Brown Thomas and my buddy Damien. I have aimed to ensure that the colours contrast well with the palette for 18th Century Cork. I have decided to use bright colourful blue's, red's and purple's to illustrate this difference.
Im currently participating in the 10 Artists exhibition in the sunny seaside town of Kinsale! The exhibition runs for the weekend and ends Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, August 21st. If you're in the area please pop in and say hello!
Here is an interesting drawing from the Ghost of Shandon. Its interesting because its set in the present day on Saint Patrick Street in Cork City. Complete with Evening Echo sellers, busy traffic and Brown Thomas in the background!
I will be exhibiting these three illustrations at the '10 Artists' exhibition in the seaside town of Kinsale in County Cork on the weekend of Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st. The exhibition will be held in Temperance Hall and is arranged by Raffaele Cappeiri
The illustrations will be available for purchase at 160 Euro each. They are all A2 sized and framed.
Looking forward to seeing you!