Artform plein air award 2022

Artform plein air award 2022

Painting Dunmore A few weeks back I headed to Dunmore East for a bit of a painting. Two of the paintings I did while there I entered in the Dunmore East plein air competition. The exhibition for same was this week and myself and Sophie headed down for the opening and...

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AITO 2022

AITO 2022

Art in the open 2022 Another great outdoor painting festival is already behind us and here are my hightlights in photos!Paintings Below are paintings I created during the festival. Click on the image for the full photo.

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2021

2021

2021 Normally at this time of the year, I give a little review of the previous year listing the highlights etc but here I sit, pen in hand struggling to come up with anything. It doesn't seem like I have too much to talk about when it comes to 2021. Of course, it was...

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waterford Trip

waterford Trip

Waterford Trip I made a short painting trip to Waterford last week. I stayed in the city for three days and drove around stopping to take photos and paint. Even though I work on my own I really enjoyed that extra solitude and vowed to maked trips like this more often....

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Riverchapel Mural

Riverchapel Mural

Riverchapel Mural There are times when being an artist feels that extra bit special. And every time I pass my mural in Riverchapel is one of those times. I am so proud of it and delighted how it turned out. A Couple of months ago I was asked to paint a mural in...

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2020

2020

2020 I was never a fan of summing up a year like it's some sort of book I just read and I have to give a book report. New year is just a date like any other and we can't just hit a reset button on Jan 1st as much as we might like to. But if I was to try and sum up...

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Under September Skies

Under September Skies

Under September Skies During the month of September I decided to create a painting a day. I also made the decision to extend my plein air painting season and so committed to paint all of them outdoors. This was of course with the best of intentions and I stuck with it...

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#portraitsforHSEheroes

#portraitsforHSEheroes

Portraits For HSE Heroes   #portraitsforHSEheroes is an initiative started on April 22nd by artist Bernadette Doolan who adapted the idea from an NHS version. It helps artists show appreciation for HSE front line workers. Participating artists would share on...

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Staying Home

Staying Home

Staying home. Here I am writing this post at the end of April, when I should be spending most of my time outdoors, creating or seeking inspiration. Walking, taking pictures but now, like everyone else, I'm confined to quarters. As the pandemic started I was staying...

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