Commission Process

Commission Process

Like most everyone now i have more time on my hands, a positive aspect of this is I can take more photos and videos along the way to show you my process. It usually starts as an emotional response to a picture, looking at reference photos, to developing an idea and ending by following through to painting.. Read More

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‘Corners’

‘Corners’

'Corners' An exhibition of Gorey town paintings Summer 2019Gorey town is celebrating 400 years and I have been lucky enough to call it my home for the last 15 of those years.  We are spoilt here with the surrounding beaches and beautiful countryside, but the town...

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2018 Recap

2018 Recap

2018 So a few days late but the time has come to say goodbye to the year that was 2018. How does one measure or assess a year? We all have our own ways whether it be checking bank balances or even counting any extra lines on your brow! But for me it's what I've...

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Advent Art Calendar

Advent Art Calendar

Art Advent Calendar It's December 2nd so that means 24 days till Christmas. I'm going to have to be honest with you - I'm not a big fan of Christmas. Not the day itself mind you just the whole build up. The nearly 2 months of seeing Christmas decorations, listening to...

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Herd

Herd

Deer Painting As I was finishing this picture, Paul was passing my studio and when he saw it he commented something like: -We're painting fantasy now? This comment surprised me but when I stood back and looked I could see where he was coming from. While not completely...

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A thousand words

A thousand words

Ever heard the expression "you look but do not see"? This got me thinking about what we see when we look at a painting. If you asked a dozen people to look at the same painting would they all see the same thing? Naturally they'd all be looking at the same picture but...

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Bales of Hay

Bales of Hay

Summer is gone! I'm not a farming expert and don't pretend to be but at the end of each summer I see the fields of golden barley disappear to be replaced by fields of bales and they always remind me of big pillows. Like the fields are getting ready to sleep, silly I...

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Forever Young

Forever Young

Forever Young I recently painted a picture called "forever young". It was part of my sea breeze exhibition, or to be more precise it was the star of the exhibition!! It was my signature piece , a beech scene with two kids playing in the water (it was my daughter and...

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Pink Candy Wrappers

Pink Candy Wrappers

Pink Candy Wrappers They say every cloud has a silver lining, for me the dark clouds and rain means time to catch up on correspondence. For this whole day of miserable weather I was working on catching up on social media, emails, pricing commissions and wrapping a few...

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Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures   Today I thought I'd talk about my small acrylics. Over the last few weeks the weather has been a little better than the norm I've spent a lot of time at the beach. Now normally I'm a watercolour girl but recently I do indulge in acrylics and in...

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Portrait of Rosa

Portrait of Rosa

White pastel portrait on black paper I haven’t done many portraits recently, as I’m trying to steer away from them. This one was done as a favour for a friend and I really enjoyed doing it. I happen to have new bright light in the studio which means that I can work...

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Dublin Plein Air Festival

Dublin Plein Air Festival

A Breath of Plein Air Wow! What a week! And I'm not talking about just the weather! I am talking of the fab week that was the inaugural plein air festival organised by Paul D'Arcy and supported by Fingal County Council and many other sponsors. And how well it was...

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Meadow Glory and Bloom 2017

Meadow Glory and Bloom 2017

Bloom 2017 This year I have the pleasure of showing my paintings at famous Bloom In The Park - Ireland's largest garden festival held as always in the center of Phoenix Park, Dublin. Avid gardeners from the four corners of Ireland will once again congregate on Phoenix...

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The Red Gallery

The Red Gallery

Painting Poppies Painting lipstick red poppies is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I think I have painted hundreds of them by now. And still love it. Somehow I cannot resist joyful display of color. It couldn't be more intensive and saturated. And in addition to...

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Buzz in Purple

Buzz in Purple

Watercolor workshop As some of you know I spent the last weekend in Waterford at the first, and hopefully not the last, Art on the Island festival. Among the many activities on offer yours truly here had the pleasure of leading my first watercolor workshop and I have...

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Sea, waves, boat and painting

Sea, waves, boat and painting

Rhythm of the waves This painting is a commission I did recently. Now I always relish the challenge of  painting water, but this one I particularly enjoyed. A little history first, about two weeks or so before painting this I decided I'd head out for my first plein...

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