All normal plans are on hold as I am laid up until Christmas. With Art Source in the RDS fast approaching I had to get the paints out and get painting. The cupboards were raided and all the iconic bottles were lined up for a variety of still life paintings on 6" x 8" panels. Easy to paint on the couch. The fridge was next... [...]
We just never know what is going to happen next, thank goodness!! I was working away at paintings for Art Source, running art classes and had just finalised booking a videographer for my last palette knife workshop of 2019. Then disaster struck.....just a little trip and everything was up in the air....literally. Unfortunately, I have the added complication of a femur and knee joint prosthesis [...]
Just back from an amazing three week break in Lanzarote in May. The first week was with my painting buddies, Michelle and Joyce and we managed to get the pochade boxes out for a few plein air sessions and the sketch books were always in the beach bags. Lanzarote has a lot to offer artists with its unusual landscape. Volcanic mountains in amazing violets, blues [...]
The next term of art classes will commence on Monday 2nd and Wednesday 4th September 2019 and will run for 8 weeks, costing €140. The classes are held in the Loft Room in Skerries Mills, County Dublin, Ireland, on Monday or Wednesday morning 10.30 am to 12.30 am. The course covers painting in oils and acrylics and everyone brings their own paints etc. In all the classes, [...]
New Dates Confirmed. Painting In Oils With A Palette Knife Autumn Dates Saturday 7th September 2019 – flowers in oils Sunday 8th September 2019 – seascapes in oils Saturday 28th September 2019 – meadows in oils Sunday 29th September 2019 – seascapes in oils I has over 15 years experience giving workshops and teaching. I love to pass on my knowledge of painting. Passionate about teaching, [...]
PLEIN AIR HOLIDAY IN HOLLAND Deep in concentration on the beautiful sandy beach of Katwijk ann Zee Last year I took a Masterclass in Holland with Dutch Painter Roos Schuring. The plan was to study and paint rain clouds and stormy skies, but as you can see there wasn't a cloud in the sky. But no one was complaining! Four days of fabulous [...]
Up early to get the last minute touches on our float. After a wet start, things improved and we managed to add the final touches. Then down to the south strand to join the other floats. Some fantastic ideas displayed. Everyone waiting for the judges decision with baited breath. We were thrilled when we were handed the first prize for best float. [...]
SUNDAY 19TH MARCH @ SKERRIES MILLS ARTISAN COURTYARD A huge thank you to all the lovely people that come to our event today. Plus a very big THANKS to Homebrew, we loved having you with us! The best tunes! So we have a FABULOUS hamper that we'd LOVE you to win! It's filled with lovely goodies & gifts from Karen Wilson Wayland's Forge Silversmiths and Jewellery [...]
St. Patrick's Day Parage Working on the Skerries Mills Artisan Courtyard float for the St. Patricks Day Parage today. My contribution is a giant palette and brush. Great fun to work on something completely different. Of course no self respecting artist would be without a giant paint brush!
Delighted to be exhibiting at this years Chelsea Contemporary Art Fair on 27th to 30th April with The New World Gallery in Falmouth, Cornwall. Poppy Meadow 80x80cm oil on canvas There will be a selection of work on exhibit, including this poppy meadow. Very excited about the opportunity to exhibit in Chelsea. Thank you New World Gallery, Falmouth.