NEWS: My ninth solo exhibition, called Icons II, which was shown in Axis, Ballymun for the month of November 2017, will now be shown at The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. Opening on the 15th of May at 2 pm and running till 12 June, it features lots of new icons as well as some from the Ballymun show. Follow the links below to read reviews. Professor Gary Granville wrote this review published in CIRCA, https://circaartmagazine.net/gary-granville-paul-maccormaic/ and this one appeared in the
DUBLIN INQUIRER www.dublininquirer.com/2017/11/14/a-ballymun-exhibit-frames-the-profane-with-the-sacred/
Left: One Size Fits All, Me Arse, 25x20cm, 2016
Below left: Portrait of Catherine Corless, Historian and Human Rights Campaigner. 122x91 cm, courtesy of NGI.
My portrait of Catherine Corless has purchased by the National Gallery of Ireland for their permanent collection. Shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize 2021. It is on show in the Crawford Gallery in Cork until 17 July with 23 other finalists. The winner is Salvatore of Lucan. To find out more about Catherine Corless and her work follow the link.
My last solo exhibition entitled Food Fight took place in The Séamus Ennis Centre in The Naul, County Dublin. See Exhibitions page.
I took part in an interview with Alan Keane who runs The Artist's Well, an archive of nearly 50 interviews with prominent artists from around the country. Mine can be viewed on YouTube, episode 46 and it lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. A book called The Source, which features the first 50 artists has been published.
'Tania Persichini Sewing'
oil and acrylic on board. 55x45 cm
Shortlisted in the Zurich Portrait Prize 2019 (SOLD)
'How to Pronounce Chorizo and other First World Problems'
acrylic on canvas. 30x30 cm
'It has to be Maldron Sea Salt'
oil and acrylic on canvas. 40x30 cm