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Oil paintings of Beara landscapes by John Eagle

I paint from the heart, working my brush the way my mood takes me. I will often spend hours, if not days developing my paintings to get them the way I want them to be. I rarely look at pictures, as I paint from memory. I like to paint dark in order to make the important subject matter come alive. My oils come alive when the spotlights touch them and then you come into the world I have created for you

Main art gallery is The Bantry Craft Shop, Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork. Oils also on show at Cindy's Gems Cafe, Eyeries

Passing storm oil on canvas

'Passing Storm'

oil on canvas 16x12 inches

Mick standing outside his door checking on the sheep after the deluge

Prints available

Seamus taking the sheep home to be sheared

'Seamus bringing the sheep home for shearing'

oil on canvas 20x12 inches

 

Helen Theresa walking with sheep in the mountains

'Walking with Sheep'

Helen Theresa walking with sheep in the mountains. She loved to escape into the hills of Beara to be on her own with the sheep, wearing her purple gown with its soft velvet hood

(the above oil was painted over 'Beara Valley' at the bottom of the page)

Bringing the sheep home

'Seamus bring the sheep down from the mountain with his brother'

20x8 inches

Gathering the Flock

'Gathering the Flock'

20x16 inches

can be viewed at Cindy's Gems Cafe in Eyeries

Gathering Storm

'Washing Line in Beara'

24 x 8 inches

The Turf Cart 2

'The Turf Cart' #2

Seamus returning home with cart loaded with turf from the bog

15x12 inches oil on canvas

Prints available from Zenfolio site

Gathering Sheep

'Gathering Sheep' #2

oil on canvas 15x11 inches

Beara Valley

Beara Valley #6

16x12 inches

oil on canvas

 

Returning home

Returning home in Beara

20x16 inches oil on canvas

 

The Hidden Valley

'The Hidden Valley'

20x16 inches oil on canvas

Returning home I see the fire is lit, a welcome sight after spending all day rounding sheep in the Beara hills

 

Going after sheep

'After Sheep'

oil on canvas 20x16 inches

Seamus trying to find a way to cross the raging flood to go after his sheep

 

Bringing the flock home

Seamus bringing the flock home

oil on canvas

24x12 inches

Going after sheep

'Going after sheep in the mountains of Beara'

oil on canvas 24x12 inches

 

Going after sheep

'Going after sheep'

oil on canvas 16x12 inches

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

Moonlight in the Beara Valley

'Moonlight in the Beara Valley'

In memory of Dick Grogan who passed away on the day I painted this oil, something I didn't learn until after I had painted it. Dick boosted my confidence as a painter, arranging a show for me at the Old Market Arts Centre in Dungarvan 2005. Over ten years he bought several of my oils, often giving me sound advice along the way. He showed my work to people all over Ireland. Rest in peace Dick, a true gentleman

oil on canvas 24x12 inches (60x30cm)

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

Prints available

Returning home

'Returning Home'

oil on canvas 16x12 inches

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

Moving sheep up the higher

'Seamus moving his sheep to higher ground'

oil on canvas 12x10 inches

On show at the Cleo Gallery, Kenmare

Gathering sheep

'Seamus gathering his sheep'

oil on canvas 12x10 inches

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

 

 

Seamus going after sheep

'Seamus going after the sheep'

oil on canvas 12x10 inches

On show at the Cleo Gallery, Kenmare

 

Home in the Valley

'Home in the Valley'

oil on canvas 12x10 inches

Seamus with the fire going great guns in his cobblers cottage. He was darning his socks, looking after himself well after Mary past away earlier in the year. His Dash his black and white collie, ever faithful, he had no means to be downhearted, and sure he talked to all his neighbours at Mass when after he did the weekly shopping

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

Spring in the valley

'Spring in the Valley'

After a harsh winter the valley is getting some colour back

oil on canvas 8x8 inches

Prints available

 

Stoking the fire

'Stoking the fire'

20x16 inch oil on canvas

Seamus is stoking up his turf burning range to heat the house for the coming night

After sheep

'After Sheep'

oil on canvas 20x16 inches

prints available

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'Back of the Glen'

20x28 inches oil on canvas

Beara Valley

'Moonlight in a Beara Valley'

12x12 inches oil on canvas

Waiting

'Waiting'

oil on canvas

Seamus waiting at the foot of his lane for a lift into town

On display in Ardgroom Post Office

Walk in the moonlight

'Walk in the Moonlight'

oil on canvas

20x8 inches

I am doing a new series of oil paintings I'm calling 'minimalistic colour' concentrating on black, grey and white adding touches oif colour

Cave

'Cave'

 

After the rain

'After the Rain'

oil on canvas

Outpouring

'Outpouring'

oil on canvas

After several days of rain the mountains had to empty themselves

8x32 inches

Painted over, this oil no longer exists as of 26.8.17

The Pocket

The Pocket

from the top of the waterfall looking down into the pocket

16x12 inches oil on canvas

Postcard of this oil painting available

 

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'River in Flood'

16x12 inches

No rain for weeks and then suddenly the heavens opened and there was water everywhere

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

Beara Valley

'Beara Hills'

oil on canvas 32x8 inches

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

Daybreak

'Daybreak'

Moonlight paintings

When the moon is full in Beara the light is exceptionally beautiful. I have long enjoyed the moonlight here in Beara

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only The oil painting won the prestigious Sarah Walker Award at the Beara Arts Exhibition 2010

 

Daybreak

'Daybreak #2'

When Daybreak #1 went to be exhibited in a gallery in the States I was distraught and began to miss it terribly, so I painted another to take its place. Now I have both of them in my Beara Light Gallery where you can come and look at them if you so wish, but please make an appointment first. |I suppose there will come a day when they will sell. but until they do I will enjoy them to their full. I mean they are like children to me, I created them with a great deal of love and dedication, and it is often painfully hard for me to part with my work. I only hope they go to good homes

On show at the Beara Light Gallery, can be viewed by appointment only

 

Beara flowers

Beara Flowers

(this is a reworking of the canvas I first did last year. The original is lower down the page)

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Beara Moonlight

Beara Moonlight

20x8 inches

The sun has set, the full moon is lighting the mountains of Beara

Moonlight

'Moonlight'

Bog

The Bog in Moonlight

12x12 inches

Moonlight in the Valley

Moonlight in the Valley

20x16 inches

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'Beara Flowers'

20x8 inches

Beara Valley

'Beara Valley'

20x8 inches

The Pocket

'The Pocket'

16x12 inches

Looking down from the top of the waterfall

Sunshine in Beara

'Sunshine in Beara'

18x14 inches

Returning to the Valley

Returning the sheep to the Valley

12x16 inches

Sheep

'Taking sheep to higher ground'

16x20 inches

 

Going for a stroll

'Going for a stroll'

8x24 inches

Last house in the Beara valley lived Seamus with his dog

 

Beara Valley

'Beara Valley'

16x12 inches

detail

detail of house in 'Beara Valley'

 

Old Green Road

Old Green Road

16x12 inches

Ardgroom at Christmas

Ardgroom at Christmas

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'Will Our Paths Ever Meet?'

Light my Fire

Light my Fire

 

Summer in the Valley

Summer in the Valley

20x12 inches

painted September 2010

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Out of the Heavens

painted August 2010

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A Shaft of Light

painted July 2010

Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm

20x12 inches

painted June 2010

The Kerry Hills

The Kerry Hills

24x12 inches

Safe from the noise of modern day life, protected by the Caha Mountains of the Beara Peninsula, a day's walk from the nearest shop, remote but happy

Break in the Storm

Break in the Storm

16x12 inches

painted April 14th 2009

Shelter

'Shelter from the Storm'

24x12 inches

 painted: February 2009

 
 

 

 

Break in the Clouds

'Break in the Clouds'

28x20 inches

July, the grass is green but rain falls relentlessly and then suddenly there is a break in the clouds and with any luck we will be able to cut the hay and save it before the next lot of rain comes

 
                                                                                              Lull in the Storm

                                               'Lull in the Storm'

                                                 28x20 inches

 

Eyeries

'Eyeries'

24x20 inches

Gathering sheep

'Gathering the Sheep'

28x20 inches

A farmer gathers his sheep high up in the Caha Mountains of Beara

Shelter from the Storm

'Shelter from the Storm'

30x20 inches

farmhouse detail farmhouse detail

Safe in the protection of the mountains

For those of you keeping count, this is version 3 of this oil, this one done April 6 2008

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'The Caha Mountains, Beara, West Cork'

30x20 inches

First Light

'First Light'

27x20 inches

Up at the crack of dawn

The Way Home

'The Way Home'

Passing the bog on the way home

 

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Calm Before the Storm

20x16 inches

 

 

The Valley

The Valley

24x20 inches

I always felt protected in the valley, safe from the dangers of the outside World

Price €425 inches

 

Summer

'Summer in the Valley'

20x16 inches

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'Gathering Storm'

24x20 inches

 

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Home is the Valley

20x16 inches

valley

'Hidden Valley'

20x16 inches

The meandering walk home through the valley, stopping at the bridge to watch the stream babbling underneath

'Making Ready'

24x16 inches

Spring time in the West of Ireland, making the boats ready for fishing

 

Oils below have been sold

Gathering the flock

'Gathering the Flock'

20x15 inches

oil on canvas

SOLD

Bringing home the sheep

'Seamus bringing home the sheep'

20x16 inch oil on canvas

Seamus after being in the hills since after lunch bringing the flock down with his dog Shep

Sold at Beara Arts Festival for €615, all monies go to Cancer Connect

After sheep

'After Sheep'

Seamus going after sheep across a swollen  river in the Beara mountains

20x16 inches oil on canvas

SOLD

After the storm

After the Storm

16x12 inches

oil on canvas

Huddled in their farmhouse Seamus and Maggie watch the raging flood waters pour opff the mountains

SOLD

Summer in the Valley

'Summer in the Beara Valley'

based on Cumeengadhra, Valley of the Hound, at the back of which stands the ruins of a cluster of houses

 

Bringing home the sheep

'Tim bringing home the sheep'

oil on canvas 20x16 inches

SOLD

After the storm

After the Storm

oil on canvas 16x12 inches

Prints available

SOLD

Waiting for news

'Seamus at the door of his house waiting for News'

16x20 inches

SOLD

The Pass

The Way through the Beara mountains

8x20 inches

SOLD

The Salmon Pool

'The Salmon Pool'

20x8 inches

Deep in the mountains of Beara, a place to swim, relax and get away from it all

SOLD

Evening light

'Evening Light'

oil on canvas 20x16 inches

Sold

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Summer in the Valley

Sold

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Beara Farm

Sold

 

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Painted over, gone but not forgotton

Beara Valley

'Beara Valley'

20x8 inches

 

 

 

 

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