Monday, June 13, 2016

Never Grow Old.

A number of months ago I came across these converse sneakers on the floor of a students studio space at the Burren College of Art. I stopped to ponder the image which evoked strong memories and symbolised for me an adolescent moment frozen in time.

The shoes, strewn together on the floor, reminded me of my carefree time in college where I searched, played and 'partied hard'. Behind the shoes lies a black ball point biro - it's tip illuminated by light. During my time in college and for many years beforehand I worked primarily with such a pen on my notebook drawings. It's amazing what marks one can accomplish with such a simple tool.

A couple of days ago I finished and put my signature to this small oil painting.
I hope you like it and it speaks to you of fun times also.

Never Grow Old, 2016
oil on canvas panel - 24x18cm

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