| Desmond began making art 23 years ago. He joined Graphic Studio Dublin 4 years ago. He uses the term V.E. to denote a varied edition of prints. Each print can be subtly or radically different in colour, titles may change, extra figures added as he sees fit. Each print is a new creative act and is open to many possibilities. The only definitive act is his signature and the edition size. This is outside normal printmaking practice where each print is identical.
His printmaking runs in tandem with his painting processes, where his painting is subject to constant change until sold. He has always liked the story of Bonnard repainting sections of his paintings, hanging in the Luxembourg, while a friend distracted the guard. This process of printmaking may not appeal to many but he cares less, making art is more important then appealing to the status quo.