Blog

Here you can find few tips about watercolor painting, exhibition news and my thoughts on life as an artist.
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...

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Portrait bible

Portrait bible

Portrait Revolution - The Portrait Bible I received this book today, and I'd like to share the story behind it. For those of you who have the book...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Painting Bluebells

Painting Bluebells

Couple of recent bluebell paintings I started this painting on location in the woodland around Kiltennel Church and finished in the studio. There is only small batch of bluebells left. I love the flowers of wild garlic, but does it have to be so invasive? Spring in...

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East Cork

East Cork

East Cork Deciding to take advantage of the double bank holiday i loaded up my gear and headed to the beautiful coastel town of Youghal. It is a truelly beatuiful area and a great place to start my painting adventure. I spent a very enjoyable Thursday there and could...

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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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St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day Painting It has become a tradition that on St Patrick's Day I paint something green. This is from the photo I took in Courtown Woods and I was meaning to paint it for a long time. I've built this painting up by adding hundreads of small shapes which...

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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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Rose Petals

Rose Petals

Rose Petal Picking My mum used to make jam filled doughnuts. They were the most delicious doughnuts I ever tasted and her secret was that she would add wild rose petals to the jam.There was a pink wild rose growing in our neighbourhood so whenever she was making jam...

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