I sometimes wonder to which county in Ireland I would go, if I went. Ultimately maybe the remotest would be the best choice, i.e. Donegal. Cruit (pronounced “Critch”) is an island off Donegal and, although I’ve not been on the island it looks like my idea of paradise.

Cruit-II 40x50cm PJM18-25
Cruit II 40 x 50cm Acrylic/collage on wood panel


Carndonagh-I 50x100cm PJM18-26
Carndonagh 50 x 100cm acrylic and collage on wood panel

Here’s a taste of some new work headed for the Doorway Gallery in Dublin. A somewhat unusual use, for me, of raw sienna. I’ll post more in due course.



I’ll begin teaching some new courses for Aberystwth University’s Lifelong Learning programme in Narberth Pembrokeshire (on 23rd April) and will be running a couple of private courses in the UK, one in Builth Wells and a further course in Oswestry. See my website and follow the links for details and bookings. The recent course at the Farbenlaube, Dornbirn, Austria was considerably oversubscribed, from which I could deduce that I must be doing something right!

News update


Here’s a brief update on what I’ve been up to and what’s upcoming in terms of exhibitions and courses.

The exhibition at MoMA Machynlleth (Coastal Structures -and an Ice Cream Van) runs on till 28th April so there’s still a bit of time if you haven’t seen it yet.

Hadfield Fine Art will be showing some new work of mine at the Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham 27th – 29th April

I’m currently in Germany and struggling to get enough work together for a show in Wasserburg on the Lake of Constance that will begin in September. It will be at the Kunst Bahnhof Vernissage (Private view) will be 7th September if anyone fancies a trip!

Coastal Structures exhibition

Those nice people at the Jackson’s Art blog have written some kind words about my show…


This solo exhibition by Pete Monaghan focuses on vernacular architecture in Celtic landscapes. His free and nuanced style uses mixed-media and careful colour balances to draw you into the beauty and dignity of the humble buildings and structures he presents. His style breathes life into forgotten dwellings and conjures up individual narratives with each work. This is a stunning opportunity to see Pete Monaghan’s work in the gorgeous village of Machynlleth, where the landscape directly echoes his subject matter and one not to be missed. You can view more of Pete Monaghan’s work here.

The show is at MoMA Machynlleth, Wales and runs till the 27th April 2018.

Made 4

4 stages of an ice cream van painting. Stage 4. This is how the painting concluded. The original will be shown at MoMA Machynlleth from 24th Feb 2018 till 27th April as part of my Coastal structures exhibition. @pete.monaghanartist
Prints available from

Made (Ice Cream Van) 40 x 40cm Acrylic/Collage on wood panel