Tuesday, 13 November 2007


A Room with a View 2 (Acrylic on Board, 2005)

I am using this image to promote my forthcoming exhibition: Tom Palin: A Room with a View 2 (Jan - Feb 2008, View 2 Gallery, Liverpool). I was thinking of Rossetti's The Girlhood of Mary Virgin.

Dublin, 2007

In August I spent five days in Dublin. I've been a number of times before, and undertook a residency in Temple Bar Galleries in 1999. There is a darkness about the place, a sadness behind the laughter.

Somewhere Over There (Oil on Board, 2007)

I think that, of the paintings I've made this year, this gives me the most satisfaction. To think a somewhere can be better than being there.