I am a botanical artist living and working in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. All the works featured are in watercolour and pencil. A selection of paintings are available as greetings cards and as limited edition giclee prints. Commissions are welcome if you have a favourite plant or flower that you would like painted. Prices for original work ranges from €250 to €850.
Peony 'Big Ben' is seen above. It is available for sale at €395.
Other more recent work is shown under the 'New Work' heading in the menu bar. Original work, prints and cards are available for sale at the North Wicklow Country Market, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow most Saturday mornings.
BALLYMALOE CRAFT FAIR, NOVEMBER 2015
I will be attending the Ballymaloe Craft Fair with original paintings, prints and cards for sale. This takes place on the 21st/22nd November in Cork.
BOTANICAL ART CLASSES FOR AUTUMN 2015
We are presently in the middle of a five week course. After the Halloween bank holiday I will run another block of classes on Monday mornings in the Booterstown Parish Centre.
The classes will be from 11am to 1pm. for five weeks. The cost for the five weeks will be €100. Beginners welcome. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Bloom 2015 was very good to me. I was awarded a gold, silver-gilt and silver medal for my three paintings. The gold medal was for a small painting of our native primrose.
The Irish Society of Botanical Artists have launched their new project which will culminate in a book and exhibition in late 2016. We will be painting new Irish introductions (such as Cornus capitata 'Kilmacurragh Rose') in association with the Irish Garden Plant Society. This promises to be a great project. I am enjoying working on Agapanthus 'Kilmurry white' which was bred by Paul Woods from Kilmurry Nursery.
Following the success of the exhibition 'Kilmacurragh through the Artist's Eye' held in the Botanic Gardens last year, The Jameson family of Tourin House in Co. Waterford have invited various artists to visit their garden to draw and paint the plants, views and vistas of the garden. A group exhibition of this work will be held in 2016. I am very pleased to be part of this project and have already begun two paintings, one of a Rhododendron and another of an Iris.
This year I attended quite a few Rare and Special Plant Fairs around the country. I had prints, cards and original work for sale. I plan to attend these fairs again in 2016.
Plant Fairs 2015
August 2015 Ballymaloe Garden Festival
Saturday 11th July Blarney in Bloom
Sunday 5th July Longford Garden Festival
5th to 7th June Mallow Garden Festival
28th May to 1st June Bloom, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Saturday 16th May Tullynally Castle, Co. Westmeath
Sunday 10th May Rare and Special Plant Fair, Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin
Sunday 19th April Fota Plant Fair, Cobh, Co. Cork
Easter Monday 6th April Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Saturday 21st March St. Annes Park, Raheny, Dublin
Saturday 7th March, Plant Fair at Angela Jupes, Shinrone