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  • Oil on canvas 45cm x 35cm Ready to hang in slip frame The back strand at Lacken in North Mayo is one of the most breath-taking places I have ever been. It's wide and long and surrounded by huge, high dunes. In the early part of the year, a breeze blows directly across the beach creating gentle gusts of sand - it feels otherworldly and a bit magical - as if for a few moments you are suspended between worlds,  neither holding on or letting go.  
  • Mayo has some magic places, Down Patrick Head being a case in point. It’s the edge of Ireland and not for the faint-hearted. The sea lashes it for much of the time – making for dramatic sea spray and the foamiest, thundering current but then at other times it is all calm – like at day break when the sun steals its way in silence into the sky. The stormy times are not forgotten, but behind us now as we begin again.

    Available sizes:

    Select your preferred size from the drop down menu below: Medium: 24" x 16" @ €249.00 Large: 31" x 20.6" @ €435.00 X-Large: 40" x 26.6" @ €649.00
    All prints are made with pigment inks on 100% Cotton Rag Hahnemühle paper. All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora Numbered limited edition of 250 Both paper and pigment  are  the industry’s very highest standard Outstanding archival quality guaranteed to last a lifetime or (2!). Laboratory tests certify up to 200 years before any deterioration is noted Print has a smooth, matt surface texture with a 2″ white border on all sides. All sizes quoted are image size, add 4 inches  to width and height for paper size. For example 20″ x 20″ image size = 24″x 24″ paper size. Note: Frame in image is for illustrative purposes and is not included
    Limited Edition Prints EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! Please be assured my limited edition prints are of the highest standard. I have carried out extensive research to ensure consistent quality and authentic reproduction of my work. It was worth the effort – I am now 100% confident I am working with the best photographer and printer in the country – I am thrilled with the results! Having previously been a ‘print cynic’, I am astounded at the quality of these reproductions. Because they are printed on 100% cotton rag – they look and feel like originals! I wouldn’t have believed it until I saw it. PRINT SPECIFICATIONS: All prints are made with archival pigment on 308gsm 100% Cotton Hahnemühle. The Paper has a smooth, matt surface texture that guarantees archival standard (longevity 80 -200 years before any deterioration in noted). This is the industry’s highest standard and the results speak for themselves. Each print has a white inch border. AUTHENTICATION & EDITION: All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora (in the white inch border). Unless otherwise stated, all prints are in editions of 250. SHIPPING: All prints are packed with great care before being dispatched in robust cardboard tubes. SHIPPING COSTS ARE: €12.00 in Ireland, €20.00 to the UK and €25.00 to anywhere else in the world. All prints are shipped unframed. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference. DISPATCH AND DELIVERY: Turnaround time for prints is 5-10 working days from receipt of your order. Once your artwork has been dispatched, you will receive an email with info about print handling and framing guidance. CUSTOM PRINTS: If you have a specific print request, please send a message via the form on the Contact page.  
  • Skylarkin’ by the Shoreline

    249.00649.00
    From my 'Sean Nós & The Sea' collection, Skylarkin' was painted immediately after I had taken a short holiday in Rosslare last Summer. It was such a lovely little holiday – I had spent most of my childhood Summers in Wexford – so doing the ‘borough’ beach walk every morning felt – in many ways like re-enchanting a long, held connection.

    Available sizes:

    Select your preferred size from the drop down menu below: Medium: 20″ x 17.8" @ €249.00 Large: 30″ x 27.8″ @ €435.00 X-Large: 40" x 37.8" @ €649.00
    All prints are made with pigment inks on 100% Cotton Rag Hahnemühle paper. All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora Numbered limited edition of 250 Both paper and pigment  are  the industry’s very highest standard Outstanding archival quality guaranteed to last a lifetime or (2!). Laboratory tests certify up to 200 years before any deterioration is noted Print has a smooth, matt surface texture with a 2″ white border on all sides. All sizes quoted are image size, add 4 inches  to width and height for paper size. For example 20″ x 20″ image size = 24″x 24″ paper size. Note: Frame in image is for illustrative purposes and is not included
    Limited Edition Prints EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! Please be assured my limited edition prints are of the highest standard. I have carried out extensive research to ensure consistent quality and authentic reproduction of my work. It was worth the effort – I am now 100% confident I am working with the best photographer and printer in the country – I am thrilled with the results! Having previously been a ‘print cynic’, I am astounded at the quality of these reproductions. Because they are printed on 100% cotton rag – they look and feel like originals! I wouldn’t have believed it until I saw it. PRINT SPECIFICATIONS: All prints are made with archival pigment on 308gsm 100% Cotton Hahnemühle. The Paper has a smooth, matt surface texture that guarantees archival standard (longevity 80 -200 years before any deterioration in noted). This is the industry’s highest standard and the results speak for themselves. Each print has a white inch border. AUTHENTICATION & EDITION: All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora (in the white inch border). Unless otherwise stated, all prints are in editions of 250. SHIPPING: All prints are packed with great care before being dispatched in robust cardboard tubes. SHIPPING COSTS ARE: €12.00 in Ireland, €20.00 to the UK and €25.00 to anywhere else in the world. All prints are shipped unframed. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference. DISPATCH AND DELIVERY: Turnaround time for prints is 5-10 working days from receipt of your order. Once your artwork has been dispatched, you will receive an email with info about delivery, care of your print and framing guidance. CUSTOM PRINTS: If you have a specific print request, please send a message via the form on the Contact page.
  • Oil on canvas 100cm x 70cm Ready to hang in slip frame I made this painting while on a painting fellowship at The Ballinglen Artists Foundation in Ballycastle, Co Mayo. Dun Bristé - or the stack - is a tiny landmass just off Downpatrick Head. It’s a sanctuary for birds now but legend has it that the chunk of rock broke away from the mainland when St Patrick struck the earth with his stick in response to a naysayer who doubted his Christian doctrine! Either way it is striking and I love to paint it!
  • Skylarkin’ from the Sea

    249.00649.00
    I am not a strong swimmer (and a terrible surfer!) but anyhow – I love to do both – there is a feeling being in or on the sea that thrills and renews me at a cellular level. It is one of my favourite happy places!

    Available sizes:

    Medium: 24" x 18.3" @ €249.00 Large: 31" x 24.3" @ €435.00 X-Large: 40" x 31.3" @ €649.00
    All prints are made with pigment inks on 100% Cotton Rag Hahnemühle paper. All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora Numbered limited edition of 250 Both paper and pigment  are  the industry’s very highest standard Outstanding archival quality guaranteed to last a lifetime or (2!). Laboratory tests certify up to 200 years before any deterioration is noted Print has a smooth, matt surface texture with a 2″ white border on all sides. All sizes quoted are image size, add 4 inches  to width and height for paper size. For example 20″ x 20″ image size = 24″x 24″ paper size. Note: Frame in image is for illustrative purposes and is not included
    Limited Edition Prints EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! Please be assured my limited edition prints are of the highest standard. I have carried out extensive research to ensure consistent quality and authentic reproduction of my work. It was worth the effort – I am now 100% confident I am working with the best photographer and printer in the country – I am thrilled with the results! Having previously been a ‘print cynic’, I am astounded at the quality of these reproductions. Because they are printed on 100% cotton rag – they look and feel like originals! I wouldn’t have believed it until I saw it. PRINT SPECIFICATIONS: All prints are made with archival pigment on 308gsm 100% Cotton Hahnemühle. The Paper has a smooth, matt surface texture that guarantees archival standard (longevity 80 -200 years before any deterioration in noted). This is the industry’s highest standard and the results speak for themselves. Each print has a white inch border. AUTHENTICATION & EDITION: All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora (in the white inch border). Unless otherwise stated, all prints are in editions of 250. SHIPPING: All prints are packed with great care before being dispatched in robust cardboard tubes. SHIPPING COSTS ARE: €12.00 in Ireland, €20.00 to the UK and €25.00 to anywhere else in the world. All prints are shipped unframed. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference. DISPATCH AND DELIVERY: Turnaround time for prints is 5-10 working days from receipt of your order. Once your artwork has been dispatched, you will receive an email with tracking information. CUSTOM PRINTS: If you have a specific print request, please send a message via the form on the Contact page. RETURNS AND REFUNDS: As with all my original paintings, I offer a 100% refund on all prints if you are not completely satisfied. Return shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference.
  • Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas 120cm x 100cm in slip frame ready to hang This painting was made in many, many layers. I started it in my early explorations of cold wax and returned to it - adding layers and experience  - over years. The crosshatching motion of the work over time gave depth and seemed to embody the experience of the painting. It isn't specifically about any place but is something of a journey-man painting - as it takes the essence of my experiences over several artists' residences across choppy lakes and along moody shorelines. Although the palette is dark it is ultimately an uplifting piece - signaling home in the midst of a torrent.  We are never forever, truly lost, we can always re calibrate, chart out course and navigate our way towards a sense of home.  
  • 'Under the Harpoon Moon' was inspired by a brief but brilliant holiday on Rosslare Strand in 2019. I was lucky to spend many of my childhood Summers in Wexford. While spending a lovely week in Rosslare, I  was delighted to note the magic is still as magnificent when walking at low tide on moon lit nights.

    Available sizes:

    Medium: 24" x 18.3" @ €249.00
    All prints are made with pigment inks on 100% Cotton Rag Hahnemühle paper. All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora Numbered limited edition of 250 Both paper and pigment  are  the industry’s very highest standard Outstanding archival quality guaranteed to last a lifetime or (2!). Laboratory tests certify up to 200 years before any deterioration is noted Print has a smooth, matt surface texture with a 2″ white border on all sides. All sizes quoted are image size, add 4 inches  to width and height for paper size. For example 20″ x 20″ image size = 24″x 24″ paper size. Note: Frame in image is for illustrative purposes and is not included
    Limited Edition Prints EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! Please be assured my limited edition prints are of the highest standard. I have carried out extensive research to ensure consistent quality and authentic reproduction of my work. It was worth the effort – I am now 100% confident I am working with the best photographer and printer in the country – I am thrilled with the results! Having previously been a ‘print cynic’, I am astounded at the quality of these reproductions. Because they are printed on 100% cotton rag – they look and feel like originals! I wouldn’t have believed it until I saw it. PRINT SPECIFICATIONS: All prints are made with archival pigment on 308gsm 100% Cotton Hahnemühle. The Paper has a smooth, matt surface texture that guarantees archival standard (longevity 80 -200 years before any deterioration in noted). This is the industry’s highest standard and the results speak for themselves. Each print has a white inch border. AUTHENTICATION & EDITION: All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora (in the white inch border). Unless otherwise stated, all prints are in editions of 250. SHIPPING: All prints are packed with great care before being dispatched in robust cardboard tubes. SHIPPING COSTS ARE: €12.00 in Ireland, €20.00 to the UK and €25.00 to anywhere else in the world. All prints are shipped unframed. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference. DISPATCH AND DELIVERY: Turnaround time for prints is 5-10 working days from receipt of your order. Once your artwork has been dispatched, you will receive an email with tracking information. CUSTOM PRINTS: If you have a specific print request, please send a message via the form on the Contact page. RETURNS AND REFUNDS: As with all my original paintings, I offer a 100% refund on all prints if you are not completely satisfied. Return shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference.
  • Inspired by Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass poems, ‘The Beauty of this Earth and the Majesty of the Sea’ commemorates the absolute magical stillness of walking the shoreline at dawn and dusk. During residencies in Mayo and Kerry, I have been fortunate to enjoy topping and tailing my days by walking in solitude at the shoreline. My mind may be full or brittle but the constancy of the tide eases the free-flow and soon, with no effort on my part – my breath keeps time with the tide and my thoughts harmonise – or dissipate. Inevitably,  I am struck by the stillness and the absolute magnificence and majesty of nature, the earth and the sea – and my own absolute insignificance.

    Available sizes:

    Medium: 24" x 18.3" @ €249.00 Large: 30″ x 21″ @ €435.00
    All prints are made with pigment inks on 100% Cotton Rag Hahnemühle paper. All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora Numbered limited edition of 250 Both paper and pigment  are  the industry’s very highest standard Outstanding archival quality guaranteed to last a lifetime or (2!). Laboratory tests certify up to 200 years before any deterioration is noted Print has a smooth, matt surface texture with a 2″ white border on all sides. All sizes quoted are image size, add 4 inches  to width and height for paper size. For example 20″ x 20″ image size = 24″x 24″ paper size. Note: Frame in image is for illustrative purposes and is not included
    Limited Edition Prints EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! Please be assured my limited edition prints are of the highest standard. I have carried out extensive research to ensure consistent quality and authentic reproduction of my work. It was worth the effort – I am now 100% confident I am working with the best photographer and printer in the country – I am thrilled with the results! Having previously been a ‘print cynic’, I am astounded at the quality of these reproductions. Because they are printed on 100% cotton rag – they look and feel like originals! I wouldn’t have believed it until I saw it. PRINT SPECIFICATIONS: All prints are made with archival pigment on 308gsm 100% Cotton Hahnemühle. The Paper has a smooth, matt surface texture that guarantees archival standard (longevity 80 -200 years before any deterioration in noted). This is the industry’s highest standard and the results speak for themselves. Each print has a white inch border. AUTHENTICATION & EDITION: All prints are titled, signed and numbered by Cora (in the white inch border). Unless otherwise stated, all prints are in editions of 250. SHIPPING: All prints are packed with great care before being dispatched in robust cardboard tubes. SHIPPING COSTS ARE: €12.00 in Ireland, €20.00 to the UK and €25.00 to anywhere else in the world. All prints are shipped unframed. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference. DISPATCH AND DELIVERY: Turnaround time for prints is 5-10 working days from receipt of your order. Once your artwork has been dispatched, you will receive an email with tracking information. CUSTOM PRINTS: If you have a specific print request, please send a message via the form on the Contact page. RETURNS AND REFUNDS: As with all my original paintings, I offer a 100% refund on all prints if you are not completely satisfied. Return shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. When your print arrives you should take it directly to your framer and ask for it to be framed behind glass with or without a mount according to your preference.
  • Oil on canvas 45cm x 35cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €745.00 I have been fortunate to undertake many artist residencies. It's a period of time - for me, it's been anything from a week to three months - most usually spent in solitude, contemplating new work quietly. The kind of time most parents would sell their teeth for! The quiet gets intense in the beginning - thoughts of being an utter fraud with a wasted life, devoid of any talent get noisy - and days and nights are long. I believe  - wholeheartedly - if you are to make your own unique work, you must hear your own unique thoughts - warts and all - thus, there is nothing for it but to turn off your phone, walk in all weather and face forward the maelstrom of the mind. Slowly, fresh grounds of a new idea, germs of connectedness with nature shoot surely  - and an enchantedness with the work begins again. Soon the silence that was solitary is now a balm - your thoughts and indeed your place on the earth seem to rhyme - or at least have a co-herence - a rhythm! It's then, in that super sweet spot,  I have my best shots of inspiration  - sometimes it seems a simple download, a hymn to the silence.  
  • The Precipice

    8,250.00
    Oil on canvas 5ft x 5ft (152cm x 152cm) In slip frame, ready to hang. €8,250.00

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

    - Anais Nin -

    When I visited Spike Island, I was struck by how stunningly beautiful it is, how wild and yet how much grows there. It feels otherworldly - a strange edgy energy is pervasive. I couldn't help thinking about all the pilgrims, monks and prisoners who have passed through. The island's small surface area and it's situation make it impossible to forget you are on an island. I wondered were those temporary residents taunted by the lapping tide from the far shore. Many must have contemplated making a swim for it! It would require courage to leave and maybe another courage to stay. I think all of us in this quiet time have contemplated change - our personal precipice. For me making these big paintings is a personal jumping off point. When painting, I jot down notes - often a series of words - random ramblings and gems. For this Precipice - I noted:

    Resilience - Connectedness - Home - Belonging

    I think all of us - pilgrims, prisoners and painters - maybe sing to the same tune.        
  • Oil on canvas 36cm x 47cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €745.00 One the first things I did post-lockdown (V1.0) was to got to the sea and swim. I had missed the sea and a full body immersion (while baltic!) was invigorating and restorative. I am a fair-weather swimmer but have a notion of a dry robe, flask and those flipper-bootie-thingies - I love the communion of it  and the connection to both the elements and ones own innate vitality. Even if I don't always brave beyond the shore, everything is significantly better when I Sea through Blue!  
  • Oil on canvas 36cm x 47cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €745.00 The Covid quiet time was an interesting time to be painting about Spike Island. Pausing our own lives and regular routines gave rise to questions about why we do what we do and how we are spending our time / lives. It felt often, as if we were all sent to our rooms to examine our collective conscience! After the initial terror, I - and almost everyone I know - was grateful for the silence but that relief soon became a resolve to do things better when we were back to 'normal'. In many ways it felt as if I was primed to restart - almost evangelical - as inhabitants of Spike Island must have felt upon their re-emergence to civilisation - as if A Dweller on the Threshold -'tis ALL before us.  
  • Tide Lines

    745.00
    Oil on canvas 36cm x 47cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €745.00 It is said there are no lines in nature - and yet - the tide lines on the shoreline mark the sea's  inhalations and exhalations.  If ever I need to settle my mind, I take it down to the sea where the tides eases my freeflow and scattered thoughts - soon my breath keeps time with the tide and my thoughts harmonize - or dissipate. Perhaps it is more true to say there are no straight lines in nature - as in life.  
  • Oil on canvas 40cm x 40cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €745.00 While making 'The Idea of an Island', I became familiar with the work of late Mayo musician Conor Walsh.  His work is splendid. Sadly his album The Lucid was only released post-humorously - following Conor's sudden death. I listened to The Lucid a lot while making this collection and called this painting after Conor to some how honor his contribution. The Irish Times review described the album as "a victory for his music and a partial triumph over death itself".   I'd strongly recommend a listen to it HERE. I have included the track on a Spotify playlist of music I listened to while making this collection in solitude. You can hear the full playlist HERE.
     
  • Oil on canvas 40cm x 40cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €745.00 When painting in response to Spike Island, I thought often (almost obsessively) about how it must have felt to be captive - as opposed to captivated on / by the island. Inhabitants - be they monks or prisoners - must have looked at the sea and the far shore - with longing. I imagine imprisonment is difficult at any time but  to have civilian life literally in your sites must have been extra challenging. I imagine their proximity to the shoreline, gave island inhabitants endless estuaries in to which their minds could wander  - satisfying and nourishing their longing for liberty and home.  
  • Silver Linings

    1,950.00
    Oil on canvas 90cm x 60cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €1950.00 Post the first COVID lockdown I took time out to spend a weekend on a yoga retreat Sherkin Island. It was my maiden voyage - I now know what I missed. It is glorious - idyllic, super lush in Summer time and so close to Shore. Going against all my usual holiday pre-requisites, we did yoga at sunrise on Silver Strand. It was cold and damp but just as the sun came up - the sun slid across the sand (giving a full explanation to it's name!) and it was the most glorious setting I have known. Immediately afterwards we swam in the sea. Had you asked me to partake in such a dawn excursion pre-Covid, I would have excused myself impolitely! And yet - it was wonderful - an absolute Silver Lining.  
  • Dark Sky Island

    2,250.00
    Oil on canvas 94cm x 69cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €2250.00 Inspired by the imagined longings of historical inhabitants of Spike Island. The tranquility and beauty of their setting, with the far shore still in site, must have been jarring to say the least.  A constant taunt for liberty denied and life going on at pace just beyond them. For all the beauty of our surroundings, having peace in our hearts and minds is the prize.  
  • Oil on canvas 50cm x 70cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €1250.00 Inhabitants of Spike Island - whether monks or prisoners - must have had a particular relationship with time.  The Covid Lockdown time, and spending so much of it in isolation gave us all pause to reflect on time and how we spend it. When you start to think of time as a man made construct - it can get quite loose  or dense. Eitherway, during the quiet time I had time to be in nature and to think of all the things I would do post-lockdown. First up was to see and be in the sea - There will be Time - is a tribute to looking forward, even when things are sticky and having fate that there is time - and good times - before us!  
  • Inner Life

    1,250.00
    Oil on canvas 60cm x 60cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €1250.00 A meditation on solitude and connection. A wise man - Michael Kirby - who has been a great influence on my work, showed us that everything that lives is connected. While I'm more than fine being alone, the quiet time of lockdown reminded me how my inner life is nourished by my time out in the world. I am richer for connection, community and having a sense of place in the world - all of that helps me feel at home in myself!  
  • On Silver Strand

    2,950.00
    Oil on canvas 90cm x 90cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €2950.00 Silver Strand on Sherkin Island has a dreamy quality - it is a time and place. And it is time out of time. 'Holding On & Letting Go' is a theme that flows through my work. Inspiration is a feeling - sometimes fleeting - and sensations like how I felt at sunrise on Silver Strand are often like water in my hands. I hope this painting goes some way to capturing all of that.  
  • Oil on canvas 124cm x 112cm In slip frame, ready to hang. SOLD You have to keep your wits about you in the sea. Sinking or swimming are ultimate options. As  a very recent - and occasional - sea swimmer, I love the immediacy of immersion. It's impossible to feel wishy washy about the sensations. 0.5 seconds after immersion you are fully alive - senses accelerated, at absoute optimum. Although I am in possession of a rambly mind - and prone to projecting forwards or harking backwards, I am a fan of being in in the moment. Sea swimming helps me be 'all in' and be fully alive one moment at a time.  
  • Oil on canvas 120cm x 120cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €4950.00 At a young(-er!) and (more!) impressionable age, I read May Sarton's A Journal of a Solitude. I remember being floored by the line 'Hope, but for what?'. The lack of hope or vision or joie de vivre struck me as utterly sad and terrifying too. I have known the feelings of being rudderless and at times been terribly lost. I think that is part of the human experience. Many of us anticipated the recent Covid quiet period with dread - it smacked of 'the end is nigh' and yet on the other side of it,  many of us feel renewed and are facing forwards with some hope. And we are certain what we are hoping for. On the other side of solitude, I think the things  we are hoping and hopeful for are not 'things' - there is a communion in that too. It reminds me of the words of another great writer, Mary Oliver:

    'Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

    The world offers itself to your imagination

    calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -

    over and over announcing your place in the family of things.

     
  • Starting Over

    745.00
    Oil on canvas 40cm x 40cm In slip frame, ready to hang. €745.00
    During my final year in secondary school, I had, for a brief period of time, a substitute English teacher. I remember this woman for many reasons but principally because of here peculiar analogies. She told us we should always remember that a good story was like a fish with its tail in its mouth!
    In the decades that has swooshed past since I left school, I have forgotten a LOT but I could never shake that analogy!  And so here I am at the end of one collection facing towards the next one. Starting Over feels like a culmination but also a beginning of the shape of things to come in my future work, beyond the precipice.