Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Bob Dylan Christmas

This is my Christmas present to you all. I hope you don't already have one.

It's a book! Sorry I didn't wrap it.

This is what I was making a while back when I said I was busy.

It's based on the video for 'Must be Santa' by Bob Dylan. Originally written by Hal Moore & Bill Fredericks. Bob's version appears on his album 'Christmas in the Heart'.

Here you can view the entire thing as a digital book (Just use the arrows at the bottom of the box)

Must be Santa

And download a pdf here.

I also made a physical book using iPhoto.

Everything except the writing was drawn by hand using Photoshop

Thursday, December 16, 2010

As seen on Conan

The other night my Conan O'Brien portrait was shown as a bumper on Conan. On the actual show. Seen by millions of people (at least those who were paying attention).

A while back, I uploaded the painting to Team Coco's Flickr, as I had heard selected artwork might appear on the show. I then forgot all about it.

But there it was, on the 14th of December, on the Conan O'Brien show, just after the second commercial break...

I really cannot say how thrilling it was to see something I made on a show so many people watch. I've been a huge fan of Conan's for many years. He really appreciates his fans and encourages them make small contributions to his show as thanks for their support.

Here's the video.

Thank you Team Coco!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Shopping

Somehow, in all of the hustle and bustle, I managed to stop and take a break to paint Weirs off Grafton street. The ice had just melted and there was a lovely sheen on the ground. Lethal to walk on though...

Video here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

So I entered a TRON T-Shirt competeition...

... and I didn't win...

Anyway, here's my design that didn't win.

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Will Be Magic Again

Hello! This is one of my Christmas projects that I've been working on. It's based on the Kate Bush video for December will be Magic Again styled as an Alphonse Mucha poster.

I tried to make it as Christmassy as possible.

I drew this using photoshop. You can see a HUGE version here.

And see a 'making of' video here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow in the Park

It's been snowing in Dublin for the past few days so I painted a few things I saw in the Phoenix Park.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Something's coming...

I haven't been posting a lot lately and for that, I am truly sorry. You see, I've been working on a couple of projects for Christmas.

So in lieu of a new iPhone painting, I give you a tiny glimpse of one of the things I'm working on...

I did say it was tiny. Normal service should resume soon.

Thanks for checking out my blog. I really do appreciate it ;)

Friday, November 12, 2010


Any decent art blog wouldn't be complete without a still life of a grapefruit.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wonderful World

I recorded the music on Garageband. I used Photoshop and iMovie for the animation.

Based on one of my iPhone paintings.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What the hell kind of clown are you?

- The crying on the inside kind, I guess.

Bill Murray from Quick Change in the style of a Red Skelton clown painting.

Video in comments section

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

On Real Life

Just a little test on top of a photo.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


David Hockney was the inspiration for this blog. So this is my small tribute to him.

You can read about Hockney's iPhone art at the New York Review of Books here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yusuf Islam

Video (Finally figured out iMovie...)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Not iPhone art...

Not an original idea but still, I made it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Follow me on the Twitters!

That way you can see what I'm moaning about instead of painting...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

First Batch


I use an iPhone. I paint.

On this blog I'll be adding paintings and sketches created with the 'Brushes' app for the iPhone, hopefully fairly regularly. We'll see how it goes...

Stay tuned, peace out.