Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Treasury

4 of the artifacts in the Museum's Treasury collection, hand rendered in pen and indian ink. These feature on a limited edition collection of cards and a limited edition box set (Only 100) in the Museum on Kildare street. For the collectors out there, a limited edition number of Glicée prints of these illustrations will be available in the Museum shop very soon. For more information see

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Illustration and card design...

Ok so it hasn't been printed yet, but this is the latest addition to my Irish language collection.
'Comhairdeachas!' translates as 'Congratulations!'
And what better to say that with than a strawberry shortcake?! I like cake! :)

The National Gallery Bookshop

Selection of cards available in The Irish Design Shop pop-up in The National Gallery Bookshop... :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Irish Design Shop at NGI

The ultra talented ladies, Clare & Laura of the Irish Design Shop have taken up residence in the National Gallery bookshop. I've been in today to check how its going and it really does have the wow factor. Products include ceramics, candles, prints, jewellery, textiles, illustrated cards - including a selection from yours truely and limited edition mugs. It is well worth a browse. All of the products are created by Irish artists.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I am as lovely as a dream in stone;
My breast on which each finds his death in turn
Inspires the poet with a love as lone
As everlasting clay, and as taciturn.
Swan-white of heart, as sphinx no mortal knows,
My throne is in the heaven's azure deep;
I hate all movement that disturbs my pose;
I smile not ever, neither do I weep.

Before my monumental attitudes,
Taken from the proudest plastic arts,
My poets pray in austere studious moods,

For I, to fold enchantment round their hearts,
Have pools of light where beauty flames and dies,
The placid mirrors of my luminous eyes.

Charles Baudelaire