Thursday 3 November 2011



Okay, two years ago around this time I contributed to a Vimeo project called Star Wars: Uncut. The idea is to recreate Star Wars Episode IV in fifteen second segments. My scene was a bit of banter with the robots in the desert. I thought Id try and create it in the style of old point and click adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, etc. I loved the idea of having the text appear in the colour of the characters, above their heads and a few close ups like in the original Dune game. The font I used was the Deluxe Paint standard, Topaz and the sprites were based on the NES Star Wars game. The background is from the opening sequence of Dune II.

So I stitched it altogether in iMovie and left it at that. My original blog post is here, dated 17th November, 2009. I never expected this to go far or anything, just that it was a cool project to be part of. I filed it away in my bookmarks and only yesterday thought to check up on Casey Pugh and see how his epic was shaping up.

Well the project has really taken off, it seems. The biggest surprise for me was that it has won an Emmy! Im really excited to have been a part of this great event. If you read the New York Times article you can see my small contribution down the left hand side.

The film is now finished and being shown all over the world in various film festivals, etc. You can tune in to it yourself on the official website here

Wednesday 2 November 2011



Going back to the Lighthouse painting here. This one is from the Google Street View Series. I know I've been working on this one for a while but I think I'm happy with this final glaze. Gives it a ton of more depth. The original post of this painting is here. There are loads more colours on the new one, much more detail in the darks and sky, really subtle though. I've also flattened the horizon and taken out the little island by the lighthouse. Cheeky, I know.

There is another new one I'll be working on too. Pictures to come so watch this space.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Thursday 18 August 2011



I like that someone painted this and they displayed it in the art materials section of my local Clas Ohlson store. It was oil on canvas- very brave!

So tempted to touch. I think its some kind of crazy Macbeth thing going on. Nice one Clas.

Saturday 4 June 2011



BBC iPlayer having a bit of an error. The picture gave me a bit of a chuckle.

Saturday 14 May 2011



125x125cm, Oil on Canvas.

I'm really enjoying working on canvas again. I do miss working on board but for sheer scale and transport it was getting impractical. This new piece is another of the Google Street View series.

Sunday 1 May 2011



This year I have not been travelling around so much, so apologies for the lack of CRT findings. Here are a few of the better ones I have spotted recently. I like that I had named this series CRT LOVE and then there is a little love heart on one of these monitors.

Thursday 14 April 2011



Just and idea I had about playing around with old landscape paintings. Reversing the paintings has completely changed the composition. I like the idea that Sisley could have sat outside with his easel and painted the bridge back to front. We have seen these paintings so many times that it is taken for granted as an accurate depiction. This kind of mind messing is right up my street-the kind of thing I have been doing with my Half-Life paintings.

I guess it ties in kinda with what Glenn Brown was doing by meticulously recreating those Auerbach paintings, but instead making them as flat as possible. Or somewhat similar to Richard Prince when he photographed photographs. I love self referential art. Art about art is the best.

This work probably wont go further than this blog. There is no point in me reproducing these paintings back to front. But as images they are certainly very striking. Perhaps I'll continue on the series with some attempts at other paintings. Self-Portraits seems to be a given. Watch this space.

Prizes for anyone who can name the artists!

Monday 4 April 2011



Some new Google Street View Paintings.

I had the idea to start these a while ago but I am finally getting around to making some progress. Glad to be painting on such a big scale again. The first one is needing a few glazes to get the depth of colour right and the second one is up on my wall at the minute. I have also begun a third. Watch this space!

Saturday 12 March 2011

Monday 24 January 2011



New game with some beautiful landscapes. A real feel for the great outdoors. Not so sure about shooting rabbits with a handgun on the bonus stage though. App store this mofo its a free one.

Saturday 15 January 2011


Cant take credit for this one. Stole it from my brother. Its a great representation of rural life in Northern Ireland.

On a separate note, I was looking to do a link to this in Google Street View, but genuinely could not find it. Thats an indication as to how remote this is. What a fantastic find. If anyone can find the location of Dregish Hall put a street view link to it in the comments.