Friday, November 28, 2014

My Art Works Available On-line

I am making a number of my paintings available for purchase on-line in advance Christmas. I would love to hear from you, to help find a painting or paintings that suit, and would be sure to get the artwork(s) to you or to a loved one all wrapped up as a very special gift in advance of Christmas. These available paintings also come with optional payment plans in place to suit your budget.

Please Email or Phone me for a Special Website Address to see the Available Pieces with Pricing.


Phone: +353 (0)86 216 1135

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

KAVA Group Exhibit at the Russell Gallery

This coming Saturday my work will appear as part of a group exhibition with KAVA - the Kinvara Area Visual Arts group. The exhibit takes place at the Russell Gallery located close to the Flaggy Shore in the New Quay area of North County Clare.
The show will be opened by Aideen Barry, a visual artist and current assistant lecturer at The Limerick School of Art. Aideen also serves as the western regional representative for Visual Artist Ireland (VAI). I'm looking forward to celebrate this launch with all involved.

'Winter Collection' will open on Saturday 29th of November at 18.30h
at the Russell Gallery, New Quay, Burrin, County Clare.
This show runs until December 31st.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Message in a Bottle

Since arriving home from Paris and Germany I've been solely concentrating on my commissioned project for SEPIL, which has a deadline for the end of December. I'm just giddy to share with you the final pieces for this painting commission. I'll be sure to post an image on December 1st for you all to see.

I also have a number of landscape pieces I began way back in May or June of this year, but put them aside for a time. I look forward to examine them afresh and bring them to completion in 2015.

Here also attached is an image of a large observational painting I have been working on intermittently for sometime. It's very nearly finished now. Hope you like it. - RH

Friday, November 14, 2014

From Paris to the Palatinate

On Sunday last we travelled by TGV train from Paris into the heartland of the Palatinate in south-western Germany. This was to be my third visit to Germany this year. I journeyed to spend time with my friend and artist Ralph Gelbert and to discuss a commissioned painting project for the Muller-Catoir family, a large and renowned fine wine producing family in the region.

The trip was such fun and it was so nice to be able to see this area of Germany in the late autumn/early winter and to share this place with Boo for the first time.

In July of this year I had been invited to take part in an International Symposium of painters and sculptures in this area and had the opportunity to create work and exhibit. During my time there I was fortunate enough to be hosted by the Catoir family and discussions began about commissioned paintings of mine to add to the families large collection which dates back some three hundred years.
I look forward to putting planning in place so I can start work on these pieces in April of next year.

I will never forget the warm hospitality we received in this area of Germany. And I look forward to welcome my friends from Neustradt an der Weinstrasse to Ireland again some time soon.

Below some pictures from our visit including highlights of mine from the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt.

Beautifully prepared dinner at Studio Gelbert's and plenty of fine wine!

A view of Ralph's studio space from our bedroom!

Crossing a bridge over the Rhine river in Frankfurt. Don't ask me what we were pointing at!

Städel Museum, Front facade Photo: Städel Museum

Arnold Böcklin - Villa by the Sea.

Jean-Léon Gérôme - Saint Jerome and a Lion.

Rembrandt - The Blinding of Samson.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From Paris with Love

Paris has been an absolute whirlwind of emotion.
Nervous energy, fun and exhilaration all combined to make this short trip and solo exhibit incredibly memorable. Not to mention great fun with friends, family and new prospective collectors.

After two days hanging and installing the show at Galerie La Cornue we opening the exhibit to a great turnout. The atmosphere was wonderful and warm all helped by gorgeous food by Boo, French wine and of course some fourteen very fine paintings!

Special thanks to all who were able to come along to celebrate the launch with us.
Huge gratitude to Ms. Pauline de Vilmorin and Mr. Xavior Dupey, La Cornue's gallery director and owner.

I will post some photos from the show as I get them but until then here is a couple of nice images from our time spent in Paris.

Boo, chilling out along the banks of the river Seine.

Little Birds at Notre Dame.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Opening Tonight in Paris

Tonight marks the opening of my first solo exhibit of paintings in Paris.
Here is an image of part of the installation at Galerie La Cornue.
54, rue de Bourgogne, 75007 Paris.
This show runs until at least November 28th.
Tonight's after party will happen just down the road at Cafe - Resto, Au coin de la rue.

Hope you can come along.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tea break at the Terminal - SEPIL Commission 014

An image of 'The Terminal' painting during its creation.
As it gets close to a finish it's time for a well deserved tea break.
I look forward to show you the finished piece soon.

Special thanks to Eoin Collins for the photographs.