Monday, December 12, 2011

Gargle Tee


It's here finally! The Guinness drinker guy I mentioned here back in July is now available in tshirt form! Screenprinted by the good ol' boys at Bluefingers, using solvent free, fish friendly inks. Two colour print on 100% unbleached organic cotton.

http://www.bluefingers.ie/siopa/gents/gargle-natural/

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Video from Absolut Creative Edge night 5

The fifth night of Absolut Creative Edge in Sweeneys which took place on the 17th of September with myself, Ale Mercado and Mick Minogue. Another great night of drawing and drinks!

ABSOLUT Creative Edge - Sweeneys from THE SMALL PRINT on Vimeo.



Catch all the other videos here...
http://vimeo.com/29720052

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Absolut Creative Edge at Shibeen Chic


The Small Print lads invited me to be a part of Absolut Creative Edge in the front window area of the Shibeen Chic bar on Georges Street last Saturday 10th. I was one of three artists, Gaetan Billault and Karl Watson being the other two. The event is based around the Exquisite Corpse idea, where each artist draws the feet, torso and head... except it's on a huge 3-sided Absolut structure that's devided into 3 parts that can be rotated, phew! We had 40mins to do each section. Sounds confusing but hopefully you can get the gist of it from the pics below. It was a seriously fun experience doing it with the lads and the crowd seemed into it also. The constant free flow of various Absolut flavours added to night too! The night was one of ten, in differnet bars around the capital. I'll be doing another one again with two more artists this Saturday 17th in Sweeney's Mongrel. I'll have pics up for that too ;)








Photos by Peter Fingelton - www.sharpshock.com

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Don't Worry

My wall at Electric Picnic, 2nd - 4th September. Highlights - Flying Lotus! A hero of mine.



Photo by Eoin Holland

Monday, August 8, 2011

Art work for Kelly Green Vol.1 by Lemonada

This is a piece called Sacred Future that I did for a very talented homegrown Irish producer, Lemonada. We got in touch via Soundcloud, bigging each other up about our work, so when he asked me to make something for his new beat tape I jumped at the offer. It's called Kelly Green Vol.1, it's beautiful and it's available for FREE on his Bandcamp page! Go get it yo!

http://lemonada.bandcamp.com/



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kings of Concrete 2011

I was invited to do something for the Kings of Concrete festival that was held in Wood Quay, Dublin. Skating, BMXing, Rollerblading, Beatboxing, Breakdancing, Football skills, Food, DJs were all going off at the same time. I was doing my drawing/painting thing along with other creative folk like Brian Coldrick, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Maser and James Earley to name a few. 'Mad Ladz' Risto and Askim did the amazing peice below, along with pics of my Kosmic King. The weather was gorgeous all weekend, which added to the overall good vibes and maximum fun!





Saturday, July 2, 2011

Guinness Drinker

Here's a drawing I did on the wall of Bluefingers HQ at their launch party - a night full of screenprinted tshits, Paulaner beer, Guinness on tap and music. It's a character I did last summer on one of the collaborative peices in the Temple show. The lads liked him so much they wanted him on the wall. He might even become a Bluefingers tshirt star sometime soon....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Elton John Live drawing

I was invited by the good people of Thinkhouse to draw my interpretation of Elton John Live at The Marquee in Cork yesterday. Overall it was a great experience - my first long road trip driving down that way and a pretty rockin gig! Plenty of positive feedback and felt good to visit Cork again and mimic the accent of the friendly natives.

ELTON JOHN LIVE AT THE MARQUEE // VODAFONE COLLECTIVE X JAMES KIRWAN from thinkhouse on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

All Hail Spring

I did this watercolour/pencil drawing as a homage to Spring and the weird mixture of varying weather it brings with it. I sat at the seafront in Blackrock the other day looking across to Howth and saw fork lightning amongst big black clouds. Panning across the Dublin Bay skyline I could see clouds falling upon parts of the city, while other areas had the sun beaming down on them. All this and a post my friends at BlueFingers put up resulted in the image below :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Photo & wacom pad drawing collage

With photos from The National History Museum, The Botanical Gardens and a Damien Hirst exhibition in Berlin....yoink

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wild Man

The sunshine is a plenty these days, spring is sneaking in. The sun instantly makes me think of Summertime and festivals... which is where I found this weirdo lurking around, at Life Festival last Summer.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Work station blast off

I'm back using my shed/studio in my parents back garden - because it's there, because I haven't used it in a few years and because I'm lacking in a place to create. So I've been coming down here (Gorey) for a few days of the week to use it AND to get some more driving practice in. I gave the shed a good spring cleaning the other day and threw out a lot of old junk and embarrassing old art peices that were taking up space. So... expect to see some fresh new peices soon, as well as a website!



Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

More jazz

Another sketchbook jazz-related post. This time, Thelonious Monk.

Mingus

Here's a pen drawing I did while babysitting my nephew and listening to lots of jazz. It's from the cover of a Charles Mingus record. I need more jazz music in my life...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dead cocks

Here are some photos of some fine cocks from back in my hippie commune days. The drawing is done with pen and is collaged onto canvas.



Monday, January 31, 2011

Old posters post

Here are some old posters I rediscovered recently. They're about 2 years old - back when I had gigs a plenty! (I'm Slik Blik on there by the way)


Friday, January 28, 2011

Really Cool Dude

Check out this cool dude.. I drew this a while ago from an old black and white photo that I found in a flea market in Berlin. The photo mysteriously disappeared in my room somewhere before I could finish his feet... but he's still so cool without feet.