“Painting has become an essential part of my creative process. I start with a blank canvas. I have no idea how the painting will finish. Using only primary colours, red, yellow and blue, I build up texture and foundation (I am a minimalist at heart), like writing prose except with paint. Sometimes a theme emerges. So for me painting is like writing, creating a composition in colour.”
John Desmond


Island Cottage Gallery will be open daily 2023
June to September.

New Works


Paintings For Business
10 paintings. Payable over five years.

Art CV
2000 – Started painting
2000 – Started pilot Diploma course, DIT and Sherkin Development Society
2001 – First one man exhibition, Glebe, Baltimore
2001 – One man exhibition, Cuddy, Midleton, Co Cork
2003 – One man exhibition, The Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
2008 – One man exhibition, Miriam Bailey Gallery, Bandon, Co Cork
2009 – BA (Hons) Visual Art, Dublin Institute of Technology

Ivan Wolfe, Frame Maker and Gallery, Hazelhurst, Monkstown, Cork
Wine Buff Gallery, Kinsale
Aisling Art Gallery, Ballydehob
The Purcell Gallery, Kenmare