My first ever exhibition was 8 years ago. It was called Hidden in Wood. I was a bundle of nerves back then and you guys all reassured me. It all went brilliantly and now I am going to try it again! If you are interested to see some of my…
The Children of Lir
Carved into a dead Oak overlooking the shores of Lough Derravaragh, Co. Westmeath this sculpture depicts Lir and his children – Fionnula, Fiachra Aodh and Conn who were cursed to spend 300 years as swans on the lake by their stepmother Aoife. You can find this carving on the outskirts…
This fox lives on a farm in Straffan, Co. Kildare. He emerged from a dead Silver Birch.
This large Beech was felled by the wind leaving it’s root plate exposed up over the ground. The Park Superintendent of Millenium Park, Blanchardstown wanted it turned into a piece of art. I thought it the perfect place to represent the magical mythological people known as the Fae who took…
The Fae Bench
Installed at Millennium Park, Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin in front of The Fae sculpture. It represents the male and female energy of the magical Tuatha Dé Danann.
Blanchardstown Park Troll
A troll carving painted and installed at Millennium Park in Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
The Children of Lír Bench
Carved for Centre Parcs Longford Forest resort near Ballymahon in Co. Longford, the bench depicts the malevolent Aoife to the right and a sad Lír to the left. Aoife cursed her stepchildren and transformed them into swans.
This reclaimed Oak stump was found in a bog at Fore, Co. Westmeath and I’ve carved it to represent the three queens of the Tuatha Dé Danann – Banba, wife of Mac Cuill, Fodla, wife of Mac Cecht and Eriu, wife of Mac Greine. It can be found on a…
The Young Cuchulain
This carving represents the moment when the boy Setanta became the mythical hero Cuchulain. My piece depicts the moment when Setanta is confronted by Culain’s hound as he arrives at master smith Culain’s hall for a feast.
A sculpture I carved from a lime stump adjacent to the walking trails of Lough Ennell at Tudenham, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. It represents both the male and female energies of the natural world and how our environment is reliant on this balance. The female is a Dryad on one side,…
White Tailed Eagle
The White Tailed Sea Eagle, is one of the largest bird species in Ireland having been successfully reintroduced to the western coastal counties in recent years. This was a private commission for a client in Sneem, Co. Kerry.
St. Fechin was a 7th century Saint who established the monastery at Fore, Co. Westmeath. This figure carved in Cedar now stands gazing out over Fore valley on the beautiful walking trail in the village.
Moon Gazing Hare
Moon gazing hare carved in wood for a private client in Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Barn Owl bench
This wooden bench with books and barn owls, was a private commission – a gift to a Dad.
A private commission in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. A dead silver birch featuring a woodland spirit and his barn owl companion.
In Greek mythology, the barn owl was a symbol for Athena, the goddess of wisdom. This barn owl perches, keeping an eye on things, in a lovely garden in Glasson, Co. Athlone, Ireland.
This wizard lives in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Hugh de Lacy
This 12th century English lord Hugh de Lacy was appointed Lord of Meath by King Henry II in the 12th century. This piece was installed at Trim, Co. Meath.
White tailed eagle
The White Tailed Eagle has been successfully reintroduced to the Irish western seaboard counties in the last decade so this made the perfect subject for a commission I recently undertook for a Co. Kerry resident At the moment they’re are 5 breeding pairs recorded in Co.Kerry alone which is great…
My most amazing sponsors Husqvarna exhibit at the Ploughing Championships in Ireland amongst other events every year to showcase their top class chainsaws. This will be a feature for their event in 2022. I use their chainsaws to shape and carve just about everything I create and they never let…
A commission in Corsican Pine – a 6 ft high Danu, the mother goddess carved for a private client in Wexford, Ireland.
The monks of Monksland
Onsite stump carving in Cedar. The Monksland Town Team in Athlone asked me to design and carve these Monks which are a big part of the local history of the area.
An ancient Spartan carved in Cedar
An Owl in Silver Birch
Barn owl carving atop a Silver Birch for a private client in Straffon, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Odin the Allfather
Carved in Irish Lime 24″ long by 12″ wide.
A Green Man in Oak
A Green Man carved in Oak for a client in Co. Louth, Ireland.
The Spirit of Malahide Castle
A dead Ash transformed into a wood spirit at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin, Ireland
The Sacred Heart
Religious figure for a church in Co. Longford roughed out with a battery chainsaw, the Husqvarna 535i XP and then completed with hand tools. Carved in Lime.
This is Ted and his missus Dolly Lumper. Two characters from my imagination who are now living in St. Catherine’s Park in Lucan Village, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Three Timberheads – Tony, Tommy and Timmy, carved from Macracarpa and now residing at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin.
A squirrel I carved from wood at Tyrellstown , Blanchardstown Co. Dublin.
Wayfinding at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin
A timberyard troll carved in Cedar!
Diarmuid and Grania
One of my favourite mythological tales full of excitement and sadness. Carved from Lime. 40 inches wide x 20 inches deep.
The Crow Queen
The Morrigan is one of the most mysterious deities in Irish Mythology. She is associated with war, destiny , fate and death. A shape-shifter, she often appeared as beautiful woman, but could transform to an old hag and various different animals including a jet black crow.
Acknowledging the Green Flag Award made to Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin. These amazing insects are carved in Cedar with colour added.
Willow the Wisp
A benevolent spirit……or shady Trickster of evil doings?
I like Crows! This piece is carved in Lime.
Carved in Ash and can be found on the grounds of Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin.
Irish Red Deer Stag
The noble and brave Red Deer Stag carved in Cedar.
Parent and child owls
A depiction of crucified Christ
Táin Bó Cúailnge
Four famous characters from the Irish legend – King Felim O’Conor, his son Aedh O’Conor, Queen Meave and Cuchulainn. All 4 busts are carved in Cedar and can be found at Roscommon’s Loughnanane Park.
The Nature Chair can be found at Loughnanane Park, Roscommon Town. It reflects the wildfowl and animals that are native to the turlough and natural wetlands surrounding the area and is carved of Cedar.
2019’s set of quirky Santa’s before painting. For 2019 Father Christmas has got a robin sitting on his moustache!
Lots of animals carved into a multi-stemmed Lime for a private client in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Dagda – a work in progress
An important God of the Tuatha de Danann…who is portrayed as a father figure, a king and druid. He is being carved from Sycamore and yet to be finished!
From the old Gaelic, Púca ….meaning goblin. The origin of the word Pooka is Scandinavian and translates as tree spirit. The Pooka is also known for shapeshifting into such forms as a rabbit, goat, goblin and an old man. This one is carved in Oak and resides at Castletown House…
The Norse Approach
My impression of the Viking sea serpent Jormungand, carved at the prow mast of the beautiful Viking longships…..it is depicted here rising above the sea swell! A commission for Fingal Co. Council carved from Macracarpa Cedar beams and it can be found in Howth, Co. Dublin.
My version of the Celtic mermaid. She has fiery red hair and a metallic bronze scaled tail. A commission for Fingal Co. Council. You can find her in Howth, Co. Dublin. She is carved from a Cedar of Lebanon butt.
The Old Man of the Sea
The “Old Man” is my take on an elderly fisherman repairing one of his nets and taking in the sights, sounds and smells all around him. A commission for Fingal Co. Council in Howth, Co. Dublin. Carved from Cedar of Lebanon.
Family of Owls
Log carving in Beech for private client depicting a family of owls in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Twin – Headed Chinese Dragon seat carved in Sycamore at Malahide Castle & Gardens, Dublin.
Wessex Pig carved in Cedar
Beautiful, Bashful, Blue-Eyed , Branch Owls carved in Redwood (Sequoia)
The Green Man’s Heir
A Greenman inspired by Ben Baldwin. Having read the book by Juliet E McKenna and loved the cover illustration, I had to carve my version. Here it is is in lime.
A carving in chestnut for private clients depicts the human hand gently interacting with a cluster of butterflies.
Douglas Fir stump carving – Private commission in Belfast
Odin – The Wanderer in Lime
The Santa Claus collection 2018
Five Celtic Deities along the N81
A Study of the Male Head
Male head carved from Lime
The Nature Goddess
The Nature Goddess at Millennium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Norman soldiers guarding Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin
At work in Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Butterflies carved in wood
Finn, Diarmuid and Grainne
Horse chestnut woodcarving of Celtic legends
A Barn Owl and her chicks
A Barn Owl carving in Maple