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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Holiday painting

Holiday painting

Holiday painting Over the years artists have always looked for inspiration in new places and nowadays is no different. As great as it is painting the same subject over and over, change is always welcome. And a new location always delivers on that. Holiday sketching...

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2019 Farewell

2019 Farewell

2019 I am a bit late in saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new!2019 was a year of ups and downs, but I think more ups than downs.Looking back now at the amount of work I created I can see how busy I really was and I think it's all thanks to my new...

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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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Plein Air Painting Talk

Plein Air Painting Talk

 Dunmore East Recently I had the opportunity to paint alongside other artists from South East Pleiner society in Dunmore East. This was my first time there and I was blown away and absolutely mesmerised by this picturesque town.I set up my easel at the first location...

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Gorey Mural

Gorey Mural

The day It was a fine day about three weeks ago, one of the first this year that I gathered my bits and pieces and moved my studio to Gorey Civic Square albeit temporarily. I was on a mission and had a mural to paint so armed with bottles of paint, rollers, brushes,...

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Studio Update

Studio Update

Studio update It's been over a month now since the official opening of my studio and it is fair to say that I am well settled in! To begin with in December i was open 6 days a week but since the new year I changed opening times (see below) to accommodate morning...

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Studio Move

Studio Move

Studio Move It's 4 years since I decided to become a full time artist. At the time I needed to revamp my website and also design a logo. I went with Kate Kos Studio as I thought at the time that I'd soon be moving out of my spare bedroom to a brand new studio...

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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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Sketching on holidays

Sketching on holidays

This year's holiday seems like a distant memory now that I'm back to work but it was only a few weeks back. Like most years we went to Italy, camping outside Venice, but this year we went all out and managed as well to have a short break ahead in Bologna and Florence...

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Art In The Open 2018 and Bronze Award

Art In The Open 2018 and Bronze Award

AITO 2018 Art in The Open is definitely one of the highlights of my art year. I seriously love this festival, and always look forward to when it starts. It's great for so many reasons but for me one of the best parts is the people. Old faces and new ones alike, it's...

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Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2018

Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2018

A week of joy! It's about two weeks now since Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival ended but this is the first real chance I've had to sit down and gather my thoughts. It would be so easy just to say it was a fun week and well done to all involved but that'd be like...

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FabrianoinAquarello

FabrianoinAquarello

Great News! Happy to report that my Venice painting will take part in Fabriano in Acquarello 2018 - an international watercolour exhibition in Fabriano, Italy May 3-7. I am part of polish team which among many other countries will participate in this years exhibition...

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Cheers to a New Year

Cheers to a New Year

2017 Here we are at the end of another year and as is the norm time to look back on the year that was or in this case reflect on my artistic year. Another year as a professional artist and I have to say I'm happy I took the plunge into this fantastic world of art,...

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ArtSource

ArtSource

ArtSource 2017 I know its overdue but there is a good reason why I'm only writing about ArtSource now! It was such hard work and to be honest it took some time to get back to my usual rhythm and routine. Also there was a couple of commissions that I had put on hold...

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sea breeze – behind the scenes

sea breeze – behind the scenes

Everything about 'sea breeze' Wow!! What a great opening night! Thank you so so much to everyone who attended my "sea breeze" exhibition's preview evening. It is great and humbling to know I have so many fans and supporters and friends, again thank you all so much!! I...

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‘Sea breeze’

‘Sea breeze’

'Sea breeze' exhibition To all my online followers and supporters: You are invited to my solo exhibition in The Gaslamp Gallery called 'Sea breeze'. It is a collection of 13 previously unseen watercolour paintings featuring the North Wexford coastline. This selection...

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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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Free Watercolour Classes

Free Watercolour Classes

Painting Classes in the garden Series of FREE watercolour painting classes coming up in Kimurry Nursery as a part of Wexford County Flower & Garden Festival. Classes will run daily at 10am throughout the week of festival (Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July). This...

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Thoughts after Bloom and new exhibition news

Thoughts after Bloom and new exhibition news

Bloom! Bloom!!! Where do I begin? I know it's been two weeks but it feels longer and I'm only just getting back to normal!! The show itself was only 5 days but the preparation was months!! For those of you who have never heard about it, a quick recap. Bloom is the...

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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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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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Art On The Island

Art On The Island

Waterford Castle Hotel On Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th 2017 I will have a pleasure to exhibit with fellow artists at Art On The Island event, which will be located on the beautiful grounds of Waterford Castle Hotel Golf Club. Below some links if you need...

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Mum’s Garden

Mum’s Garden

Painting Roses I decided to name this new painting 'Mum's Garden' . I didn't have any recent pictures of her garden and my memories of our garden from my childhood is of vegetables and fruits rather than flowers. Different days friends. Anyway I used multiple...

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Gaura and a lovely day

Gaura and a lovely day

International Women's Day Yesterday was an International Women's Day and for that occasion I have planed to paint and post a photo of a new floral painting. What better to share on that day then a painting of very delicate and feminine flowers. I had started painting...

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Demonstration in the Pigyard Gallery

Demonstration in the Pigyard Gallery

Last Saturday in the Pigyard Gallery I had the pleasure of giving a full demonstration on floral watercolor painting. I painted harebells, which (as I found out from one of the attendees) are native to west of Ireland. You can find more information about those lovely...

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‘Waterside’

‘Waterside’

Great to see an article written by Maria Pepper in the local paper about myself and my upcoming exhibition 'Waterside' Exhibition opening night is tomorrow at 6pm in Pigyard Gallery, 13 Selskar Street, Wexford. All welcome! 'Waterside' is a selection of floral...

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Why do I paint flowers?

Why do I paint flowers?

Why I do paint flowers? This is a question I got asked good few times and recently I even asked myself: Why do I love flowers? Why do I love painting them? My adventure with flowers and plants has started when I was a kid. My mum loved her garden and house was filled...

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Exhibition News

Exhibition News

I'm really excited to finally be able to share this news with you. 'Waterside' Is the name for my upcoming exhibition in Pigyard Gallery in Wexford, Ireland. It is a selection of 11 previously unseen watercolours. It opens on February 9th with reception at 6pm....

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Glendalough painting

Glendalough painting

So honoured that my painting of Glendalough was presented to outgoing US Ambassador Kevin F. O Malley at last night's gala in RDS Dublin. It was presented by Manging Director of BT Ireland Shay Walsh for ambassador's contribiution to Ireland. The painting was...

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Lillies

Lillies

Lillies It's 9th of January  and I like the way things has started for me this year! I have been very busy painting for my new exhibition in The Pigyard Gallery in Wexford which will start in February. There will be few landscapes of Wexford and couple of my favourite...

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New Year!

New Year!

Hi all and firstly can I wish everyone a happy New year! And seeing it is the time of year for new starts and resultions I thought I might share some of mine with you. Blog more First I plan to blog more, keep you more up to date with what I'm up to or planning to do....

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‘Serenity’ exhibition

‘Serenity’ exhibition

Hi guys, I'm happy to finaly be able to show you 12 original pieces from my 'Serenity' exhibition in The Gaslamp Gallery in Gorey, Ireland. The idea was not to show the pieces before, so they were not published on the website or social media before. Not even on my...

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River walk

River walk

A short video explaining how I got to paint 'River Walk' watercolor. Hope you enjoy a little inside to my painting adventure.

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Art in The Open 2015

Art in The Open 2015

I am really excited that I got to bring home Silver Award for participation in Art in the Open exhibition, over 140 artists took part in this biggest in Europe plein air painting festival over 7 days. The award is for the painting of Lake in The National Heritage Park...

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‘twenty14’  exhibition in Wells House

‘twenty14’ exhibition in Wells House

  'twenty14'   it is a collection of my very recent paintings, all of them painted in 2014, most of them in second half of the year. It is my first solo exhibition! Opening and wine reception on Thursday October 16th at 6pm Exhibition continues until Sunday...

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Sunflowers

Late summer, gardens filled with yellow, red and orange flowers. My favorite is old-fashioned sunflower. And it happens to be the only flower that I find hard to paint! I took few references photos and decided to give them a go one more time! I painted this first in...

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September

September came so I started walking my daughter to school again. This is the view we get on a cold but sunny September morning. Sorry for blurred photo but it shows true colors. watercolor 54x36cm

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