This is a series of illustrations I started in the Tyrone Guthrie center, Co. Monaghan, in November 2017, to create in Ink, Watercolours and Gouache, the Adventures of Brown Cat.

Brown Cat is in love with Nature, Water, Clouds, Birds, Fishes, Flies and Solitude. He rejoices in his own company.

Like me, he spends much of his time in a wee caravan on the shores of Lough Corrib, Drifting in his boat, lost in clouds of mayflies, elusive specked Brown Trouts and darting Seagulls.

It took me a while to discover that I was Brown Cat and was illustrating, what, in life, recharges my batteries.

In a life where Nature is slowly but surely been eroded by Man’s ignorance and greed, Brown Cat is a window into fresh air, simplicity and sanity.