This image was inspired by the words of a song "Mr. Maguire" (or Mick Maguire) about a farmer who goes courting Kate O'Donohue. Kate's mother is pleased at first because "He owns a farm a wee bit out of the town" but it doesn't end so well after he spends the money her father left her and "is always on the tear."
Growing up I would have heard songs like this from the likes of Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy and many others.
I made this lithograph myself from beginning to end, from the initial idea, through painting each layer on the litho stone, processing and proofing each colour, to printing the edition.
Image size: 11.5 x 11.5 cm
Edition size: 15
Unframed price: £95
Carriage paid within the UK.