John Francis Skelton


“Hilltop Home”, Clifden, Connemara. Acrylic 20x26cm


“Turnabout, Blaskets, Kerry. Acrylic 26x20cm


“Cloudbreak”, Howth Harbour, Dublin. Acrylic 20x26cm


“Dog Day Afternoon”, Dollymount, Dublin. Acrylic 20x26cm


“Earth, Air, Fire and Water”, Powerscourt Waterfall. Acrylic 20x26cm.


“Morning Towers”, GPO, Dublin. Acrylic 26x20cm


“Putting it Away”, Royal Dublin Golf Club, Dollymount, Dublin. Acrylic 20x26cm


“Rockswan”, James Joyce Tower, Sandycove, Dublin. Acrylic 26x20cm


“Passing Through” (acrylic on canvas board 20x26cm)


“Round the Corner, Twelve Bens, Connemara”. (acrylic on canvas board 20x26cm)


“Talk, Cu-na-Mara” (acrylic on canvas board 20x26cm)


“Swan Lake, Blessington, Wicklow”. (acrylic on canvas board 20x26cm)


Lightcast, Westport, County Mayo. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


Celestial Towers, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


Autumn Reasons, The Hollow, Phoenix Park, Dublin (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


From Howth to Lambay, County Dublin. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


Stone Home, Inagh, County Galway. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


Turnaround, Cliffs of Moher, County Clare. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


Turnaround, Valentia, County Kerry (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)

John F Skelton - Stone Home, Inagh, Co. Galway (acrylic on canvas board)
“Stone Home, Inagh, Co. Galway (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)

John F Skelton - Valenta, Co. Kerry (acrylic on canvas board)
Valenta, Co. Kerry (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


Bog cuts, Connemara, County Galway (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)

John F Skelton - The Family Picnic 30x40cm oil
The Family Picnic (acrylic on canvas board 30cm x 40cm)


“South View from Conor Pass, Kerry”. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Sugar Loaf, Autumn, Wicklow”. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Church of the Seven Sisters, Clogher Head, Dingle, Kerry. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“The Seven Sisters, Doon Point, Kerry. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Ancient Ways, By the Twelve Pins, Galway” (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Boyne Way, Trim, County Meath”. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Autumn Falls, National Stud Farm, Kildare. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Howth Stroll, Dublin Bay, View of Dun Laoghaire” (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Just a Moment, Sugar Loaf, Wicklow. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)


“Roads End, near Lerisburg, Donegal”. (acrylic on canvas board 25x61cm)

About John Francis Skelton
JOHN FRANCIS SKELTON was influenced at an early age by his father the renowned Irish artist, John Skelton. He started painting at the age of eight and upon leaving school, studied at the National College of Art and Design, graduating with an honours Diploma in Fine Arts in 1976. He then traveled to Europe and Africa studying both their painting and culture, thus broadening his knowledge of art. Upon returning to Ireland, John Francis Skelton took a teaching position at the People’s College, Dun Laoghaire. He has also worked as a book illustrator and in his spare time became the Leinster Fencing Champion. His paintings have been accepted by the Hibernian Academy and are in many private collections around the world.
John Francis believes that; ‘in painting, one harmonises a combination of opposites; light/dark, cool/warm, hard/soft. In painting landscapes, there is the added dimensions of depth. For example, near and far, the four seasons and the corresponding vegetation of the time of the year. Also the abstract phenomena such as heat, cold, the time of the day or night and the angle of the sun in the sky have to be considered. Whether it is a landscape, seascape, skyscape or snowscape – earth, air, fire and water are all at the heat of the ‘matter’. But central to all of these ‘happenings’ which shape our environment is light. Without light, all the above ceases to exist and it is because of this that all the forms, colours, sensations in my painting become subservient to light. So with complete attention paid to the play of light on everything, painting becomes revealed and an exposé of sweet harmonies come alive.’