Alongside regular commissioned studio work, a number of projects are always being kicked around.
Of these, several are fit to be seen. You can buy copies at the links below.
Poster Art for Kids
Looking & Telling
Art for children
Kids love stories, and they prefer telling them. Looking & Telling posters are created with lots of non-linear action about to happen, messes and accidents caused and imaginative leaps to make.
It’s all about the details. No talking down, no big simple shapes here; a world of fantastic depth invites the little guys to jump in!
Developing language skills is hard work for growing brains. Stories help engage this process by getting kids to talk at length - practice expands a child’s ability to discuss and describe their world, and all the things in it that are all new, all exciting, all of the time!
Reading the Alphabet, Drawing a Response
Book of drawings by Ronan McDonnell
The images in this book are just drawings; simple and direct responses to books. They are not illustrations, they don't explain anything. They might be visualisations of descriptions, links back to the real world, moments of pathos, freely made associations. They are the images that emerged from these books while I was reading. I just drew them as they appeared.
Copies held by NIVAL (the National Irish Visual Arts Library)