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Here you can find few tips about watercolor painting, exhibition news and my thoughts on life as an artist.
‘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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Watercolor in your living room

Watercolor in your living room

I got a request recently from one of my followers to borrow my painting home and to sort of 'try it on' and see if it would look good in their living room. I did agree as the painting in question was already framed. It made me think about how difficult it is to...

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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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Watercolour paint along classes

Watercolour paint along classes

This summer I'm back in Killmurry Nursery for a 3rd year of Paint Along in Watercolour Lessons. Each day is a stand alone lesson and no previous experience is necessary. For those interested please book in advance here. I will be there each Wednesday and Thursday...

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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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Watercolour painting – what do you need to start?

Watercolour painting – what do you need to start?

Here is the list of watercolor materials that I recommend for beginners:   Paper: For sketches and learning how to paint and use brushes i recommend very basic watercolor paper, you can buy  it in bulk in many art supplies shops, here is the link to  50 pack that...

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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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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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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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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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Watercolor v Acrylic

Watercolor v Acrylic

Golden Waves Although at this stage I'm painting with watercolor for over 10 years, and on the other hand acrylic is a relatively new adventure for me, I can honestly say that i love both acrylic and watercolor equally. Acrylic lets me work on one piece for longer,...

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