Derrykyle (Doire Choill) 

“the oak wood”

“Welcome to my wee piece of the web ”     Rob Shairp

I am a 54 year old Website Designer, from Scotland originally, now living with my wife and three dogs in Connemara on Ireland’s West Coast. Having lived also in Australia for 20 years you could say I’m a bit of a mongrel. I wasn’t always a website designer in fact the internet did not exist when I started working, most of my life was spent at sea and my first command was a Clyde Puffer called the Eilean Eisdeal. She was the last puffer to have a loadline certificate to carry cargo. I also did a stint at college in Glasgow studying art. So what’s this website about? Well I am self employed so any excuse to promote my design business I jump at, if you know of anyone who might need a website or a has one that needs upgrading please pass on my contact details. I also sell my artwork and do commissions of peoples pets on demand. The website is also a bit of a photo blog of my garden and the various plants I am growing here in our 6 acre oasis in the bog.
Clyde Puffers and my time as Master I was Master on small cargo ships in the coastal trade before emigrating to Australia, the smallest and most interesting was the Eilean Eisdeal, the last puffer with a loadline certificate to carry cargo.
My sketches and paintings All of my work is for sale and you can check it out by clicking on the red setter above or the button below .  As well as boats and landscapes I take commissions to paint pet portraits. Commissions start at €35 and are photo realistic to the best of my ability, if you prefer modern art I can arrange to drop a bucket of paint from a hight onto a canvas for about €350. Ok that last bit was a sort of joke.
Our garden here at Derrykyle Over the last four years we have been renovating the house and garden here, it has taken blood sweat and tears but is starting to take shape. The winter months allow me to chop some of the older trees that would otherwise fall in the storms we get frequently and I turn some of these into chainsaw carvings.
Feel free to add me on Facebook               if you would like to keep up with my new sketches and stuff happening in the garden. I also have a blog at http://robertshairp.blogspot.ie/ and a geeky one at http://galwaysitedesign.blogspot.ie/ 

Pet Portraits, Chainsaw Art and the Clyde Puffer

Derrykyle (Doire Choill) 

“the oak wood”

“Welcome to my wee piece of the web ”     Rob Shairp

I am a 54 year old Website Designer, from Scotland originally, now living with my wife and three dogs in Connemara on Ireland’s West Coast. Having lived also in Australia for 20 years you could say I’m a bit of a mongrel. I wasn’t always a website designer in fact the internet did not exist when I started working, most of my life was spent at sea and my first command was a Clyde Puffer called the Eilean Eisdeal. She was the last puffer to have a loadline certificate to carry cargo. I also did a stint at college in Glasgow studying art. So what’s this website about? Well I am self employed so any excuse to promote my design business I jump at, if you know of anyone who might need a website or a has one that needs upgrading please pass on my contact details. I also sell my artwork and do commissions of peoples pets  on demand. The website is also a bit of a photo blog of my garden and the various plants I am growing here in our 6 acre oasis in the bog.
Clyde Puffers and my time as Master I was Master on small cargo ships in the coastal trade before emigrating to Australia, the smallest and most interesting was the Eilean Eisdeal, the last puffer with a loadline certificate to carry cargo.
My sketches and paintings All of my work is for sale and you can check it out by clicking on the red setter above or the button below .  As well as boats and landscapes I take commissions to paint pet portraits. Commissions start at €35 and are photo realistic to the best of my ability, if you prefer modern art I can arrange to drop a bucket of paint from a hight onto a canvas for about €350. Ok that last bit was a sort of joke.
Our garden here at Derrykyle Over the last four years we have been renovating the house and garden here, it has taken blood sweat and tears but is starting to take shape. The winter months allow me to chop some of the older trees that would otherwise fall in the storms we get frequently and I turn some of these into chainsaw carvings.
Feel free to add me on Facebook               if you would like to keep up with my new sketches and stuff happening in the garden. I also have a blog at http://robertshairp.blogspot.ie/ and a geeky one at http://galwaysitedesign.blogspot.ie/