Dublin Inquirer August cover. Following the theme of people and places I took inspiration from the Liberty Market in Meath Street Dublin 8. The idea was to reflect the atmosphere, stories and snippets of conversations I had with liberties characters like Joseph Sweeney shown here. His family history is from genuine old stock Dublin, beside him photos and mass cards of previous traders and a nod to the Iveagh Market on Francis Street where his grandmother worked for years. This is a place full of warmth and fun, chairs are an important feature where people sit down and enjoy being part of a wider family, truly a pleasure to listen to stories from Marie Carey, Joseph and his sister Miriam Sweeney.
People and Places.
Portraits of people I met traveling around Indonesia. Also So Young magazine competition entry of female music icon Dolly Parton.
Personal project to complete 101 drawings of everyday things, people and scenes. The whole collection is on my instagram :)
Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday Part 1
Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired from the chapter Lestrygonians in Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets. Starting on the north side with the Oval public house on Abbey street to Lower O'Connell street to Bachelor’s walk crossing over to O'Connell street bridge and following on to south side locations Westmoreland street and finishing on College street. Applying the idea of the flâneur observing city life. Acting as a witness to each scene I drew on location and took photographs of different perspectives. Working from these I made twelve illustrations which form this book. They show the exterior urban spaces, streets and people of each place and the corresponding interior view points from a cafe, bus window and various shops. The idea of this book is to visually capture the energy and the ‘stream of life’ in contemporary Dublin.