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Morning Offering

Morning Offering

This painting asks further questions about beauty, sensuality, and mystery. Where does the beauty in this painting lie? Is it in the beautiful form of the woman, the sensuality of the moment or the intangible personal experience portrayed? Is this a morning stretch, a...

Mary with chickens and Caesar

Mary with chickens and Caesar

Part of the series of paintings I'm currently working on called, "What the eye can't see but the heart senses," inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID...

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Gaze is a series of paintings inspired by the experience of being held in the gaze of a strong woman. Well known actors were used as reference to highlight the contrast between the celebrity portrayals of these women and the reality of their being. The intent of these...

Seamus and Excalibur

Seamus and Excalibur

Part of the series, "What the eye can't see but the heart senses," inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width="480"...

Tony with onlookers

Tony with onlookers

Part of the series of paintings I'm currently working on called, "What the eye can't see but the heart senses," inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID...

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci

This painting is part of a series of six called Gaze. The series includes, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini and Cher. I painted this series in 2005 in Brisbane.

Eilish and Chester

Eilish and Chester

Part of the series, "What the eye can't see but the heart senses," inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width="480"...

The allure of shame

The allure of shame

If I look a bit happy beside a painting with the heavy title of, "The allure of shame," it's because this painting was a marathon to paint. I took me 13 years!! It began as a simple picture of a woman on a beach which I painted in Brisbane in 2003. I was never...

Mick and Trampas

Mick and Trampas

Part of the series of paintings I'm currently working on called, "What the eye can't see but the heart senses," inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID...

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books . . .

The Gentle Snap

“Imagine you were participating in the most immersive virtual reality game ever and you forgot it wasn’t real. That’s kind of what’s happened to you. This book is like a trace program you put in place, to find you, and help you remember what’s really going on. It’s like a post-it note on the refrigerator of your life. Here to remind you about what’s real and what isn’t.”

Maya Noise

Maya Noise is about the mystical dimension of my life.  In 1996, at the age of thirty-three, I became enlightened. If you’re interested in getting enlightened, that will be a big deal.  If not, it won’t mean much; about as interesting as telling you I’d won Wimbledon, if you had no interest in tennis.

I could have gone the Guru route, changed my name to something more exotic sounding, started, “teaching,” and developed a worldwide following.  I chose a different route, instead of pontificating about life I got on with living it. This book is my account of living an ordinary life with extraordinary knowledge.

It deals with what happens after enlightenment. It’s written in wine and tears and sunlight. It reads like spiritual pulp fiction and includes a lot of swearing and sexually explicit content. But don’t just read it for that.

Why Do We Get Sick? Why Do We Get Better?

This book is the culmination of my experience as a craniosacral therapist.  It is written for people who are sick or unhappy and encourages the idea that no matter what you’re told, what you’ve got, or how bad it gets, never have to feel helpless about your health again. This book presents a workable model for how the different parts of you, physical, emotional and the deeper parts, interact with each other and how, when they are out of sync, cause symptoms.

A model that will work for you for everything from the smallest pain to terminal illness.

But then again . . .

But then again . . . was written four years before I became enlightened in 1996. It is a rare insight into the build up to enlightenment and the fear and confusion that accompanies it.

Part journal, part discourse But then again . . . is imbued with my unique perspective and sense of humour.

works on paper . . .

Pencil study

Pencil study

This is a pencil study for a future painting. 40.5 x 28 cms (16"x 11") Pencil on paper

Figure study

Figure study

36.8 x 26.5 cms (14.5″x 10.5″) Charcoal on paper

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin 33 x 27 cms (13″x 10.5″) Charcoal on paper

writings . . .

Who wants to be a Taoist sage? I do . . . don’t.

Who wants to be a Taoist sage? I do . . . don’t.

Who wants to be a Taoist sage? I do . . . don't. Ali Cavanaugh's brilliant watercolor of Taylor Swift. Click through for my podcast with Ali. While Taylor Swift was being born in 1989 I was discovering the Taoist approach to life.  She has since made an album about...

Millennial Mindset

Millennial Mindset

Being a Millennial has nothing to do with age. It is a state of mind. Read on, you may discover you’ve been a Millennial your whole life. I’m 54. I have a grey beard and long grey hair. Old friends like to call me Gandalf for a laugh. Depending on your own age I’m...

10 things I learned from my dogs

10 things I learned from my dogs

I never had a dog before. Animals were fine but I never really, "got," them, at least not in the way other people seemed to.  I'd met some Scottish terriers in South Africa and thought they were great but owning one, no, not really me. My wife  is wise....

Living Masters – the top realist painters working today

Living Masters – the top realist painters working today

"I didn't know people still painted like that." There has been a quiet return to an older way of painting. To standards from the past. To a time when drawing mattered. When shock value wasn't so highly regarded. A time when art and craftsmanship were one and the same....

Badly Remembered Poetry

Badly Remembered Poetry

I wandered lonely as a cloud . . . something, something, something… In praise of the half-remembered gems of poetry. I’d like to think of myself as someone who remembers complete poems. Someone who can recite them at significant moments in life, preferably looking...

Holy Smoke

Holy Smoke

In the early hours of Friday morning RJD gallery in Sag Harbor was destroyed by fire. All the artwork on the premises was lost. Hundreds of original paintings gone. Millions of considered brush strokes no more to be seen. With everything else that is going on in the...

Direct Governance

Direct Governance

If I can handle my banking online why can’t I run my country online? Wouldn’t that be better, more responsive democracy? Why do I need politicians to represent me? I can see why they were necessary in the past but why do I need them now? If I can access my online bank...

No Retreats. No Surrender.

No Retreats. No Surrender.

I’m sitting with my eyes closed in a school hall in Dublin. Forty people I met only yesterday surround me. John Denver strums over the sound system and we’re encouraged to sing along. This is the 80’s. This is personal development. “Sweet, sweet surrender. Live, live...

Social anxiety and me

Social anxiety and me

I'm 5 years old and uncle Tommy is coming over to show his cine films. This is 1968 and it's a big deal. If you've seen Mad Men you'll get the picture. Cine films were an event because they were in colour. Our tv was black and white. Cine films needed a projector, and...

yoga art . . .

Yoga Art 2

Yoga Art 2

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Yoga Art 8

Yoga Art 8

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Yoga art 16

Yoga art 16

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Yoga art 15

Yoga art 15

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Yoga art 14

Yoga art 14

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Yoga Art 1

Yoga Art 1

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Yoga art 13

Yoga art 13

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Yoga Art 3

Yoga Art 3

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Yoga art 12

Yoga art 12

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Yoga Art 5

Yoga Art 5

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Yoga Art 7

Yoga Art 7

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Yoga Dude

Yoga Dude

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