Champion Green campaign urges people to shop locally. Since our opening earlier this month I have been delighted with local support here in Skerries and really appreciate the lovely shoppers who have called in to say hello, bought a card, print or painting. Your support is so amazing and I can't thank you enough. If each adult spent just €20 extra in small businesses each [...]
With the lovely fine weather I managed to get out to paint a few days at the beginning of the month. plein air painting at The Ovens, Skerries beach One of my favourite spots in Skerries is called the Ovens as it is always very sheltered. It is behind Skerries Sailing Club and there is plenty of inspiration for a painting whatever direction you look. [...]
My limited editions prints are now available in our local florists, Arbour Blooms on Strand Street, Skerries. Delighted to be stocked in such a lovely venue and their local support is very much appreciated. Thank you Johnny. Don't forget to shop local. #championgreen
Fabulous weather this month. We have been so lucky to get out for short walks during the shutdown. Harbour Sunset https://www.facebook.com/karenwilsonartist/videos/224086188685716/ South Beach - Skerries https://www.facebook.com/karenwilsonartist/videos/678756469554616/
This month's blogs are all reflecting the terrible situation we are all in. https://youtu.be/BSY3F_faJiA With the news of our lastest restriction of 2km limit, we realise most people don't live in such a beautiful town as Skerries. On our daily walk, we have this fabulous beach to clear our heads and keep us sane and we appreciate how lucky we are every day.
"Behind The Lifeboat Station" was originally painted en Plein Air during the Plein Air Festival in 2019 on a 25 x 30 cm canvas. My client was looking for something a bit bigger and decided to commission the scene on a 120 x 100 cm canvas. I am always anxious when delivering a commission. Thankfully my anxiety was not necessary as she was delighted with [...]
Walking to work, as it was raining, I walked over the top path and noticed these lovely unripe blackberries in the hedge between the carpark and the path, with the five sail windmill in the background. The first sign of autumn. Whipped the phone out and took a few snaps. I am daily painting at the moment and working on small canvases. "Autumn Skerries Mills" [...]
Rockabill Lighthouse Today's painting is of Rockabill Lighthouse off Skerries, title "The Rock And The Bill" 6" x 6" oil on panel. Rockabill is a group of two islands "The Rock" and "The Bill" situated about 6 kilometres off Skerries south beach, County Dublin. The two granite islands are separated by a channel about 20 metres wide. On "The Rock" there is the lighthouse with [...]
I took this photo on a night out before Christmas with my sisters. Skerries Harbour at night looking very festive and inviting. We are so lucky to have such a fabulous choice of watering holes! This is day two of my "painting a day" challenge "Night Out, Skerries Harbour" oil on board, available to purchase HERE
November and December are always our busier months with fairs running up to Christmas and of course the gallery has to be manned too. So with one thing or another I haven't had time to paint since October and today was my first day back. Storm In A Teacup, the ice cream shop on Skerries Harbour is always busy no matter what the weather, but [...]
I love a big canvas. So this 120x100cm canvas was perfect for a painting I had planned all summer. The image I was working from was a photo I took one evening after a lovely dinner in Stoops, our favourite watering hole on Skerries Harbour. Skerries harbour is always spectacular at sunset, but that evening it was extra special. "Sunset, Skerries Harbour" [...]
Gallery is closed today as Skerries Mills is shut due to a power cut. Business as usual tomorrow. (hopefully 🌦️🍃💨). Painted this a few weeks back on one of those fabulous summer days we had. "Skerries Harbour" 12" X 10" oil. Drove past the harbour this morning and it looks amazing in this stormy weather. It never ceases to inspire me. More details about this [...]
Last September I went to Holland for a masterclass in Plein Air painting and I promised myself when I got home, I would continue painting en plein air. But life takes over and between teaching and exhibitions I had to put it on the back burner......until now..... I have finished courses early this year to be able to paint for the month of May all [...]
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!