“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 2022
June to September 2022.

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
Kent Gallery, Kinsale
Pale Dog Gallery, Schull
Private Collector Gallery, Innishannon
Gate Gallery, Skibbereen
Gate Gallery, Kenmare
Kenny’s Gallery, Lahinch
Morris Gallery, Skibbereen
Aisling Art Gallery, Ballydehob
The Purcell Gallery, Kenmare 


Art Ireland
Dublin, RDS 2006, 2007
Cork, 2008
Corporate Client
Donegans Solicitors, Cork