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 €950.
I am pleased to be part of this group exhibition of Irish Botanical Artin the RANELAGH ARTS CENTRE. The exhibition runs from Friday the 6th of May until the 19th of May. Other participating artists are Siobhan Larkin, Shevaun Doherty, Nicola Lynch Morrin,
Yanny Petters, Patricia Jorgensen & Elizabeth Prendergast
I was delighted to be elected a member of the Watercolour Society recently and look forward to exhibiting with them at their annual show later this year.
BOTANICAL ART CLASSES 2016
I will be running five week botanical art classes through the year on Monday mornings in the Booterstown Parish Centre, South County Dublin.
The classes will be from 11am to 1pm. The cost for the five weeks will be €100. Beginners welcome. Please contact me at email@example.com for further information and upcoming starting dates.
I will be teaching a three day course at An Grianan, Termonfeckin, County Louth from the 8th to the 11th of August. See www.an-grianan.ie for details.
Rosa 'Mermaid' is finished and I'm really pleased with it. I think it will be a submission for Bloom. This was one of Monet's favourites and still grows on the front of his house in Giverney. I'm also working on finishing a painting of Paeonia delavayi. As usual the leaves are the most time consuming.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS IN 2016
May 2016 Ranelagh Arts Centre
Group show in Ranelagh Arts Centre.
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 late 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.
PLANT FAIRS 2016
Below are listed the plant fairs that I hope to attend in 2016 with prints, cards and original work for sale.
Saturday 19th March ISNA Plant Fair, St. Anne's Park, Raheny
27th & 28th March ISNA Plant Fair, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park
Sunday 10th April ISNA Plant Fair, Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin
Sunday 17th April Fota Plant Fair, County Cork
Sunday 8th May Rare and Special Plant Fair, Russborough House, Blessington, County Wicklow
3rd to 6th June Bloom, Phoenix Park, Dublin
2nd & 3rd July Galway Garden Festival, Claregalway
Saturday 10th July Blarney in Bloom
14th August Farmleigh Plant Fair
August 2016 Ballymaloe Garden Festival
11th September ISNA Plant Fair, Fota, Co. Cork.
November 2016 Ballymaloe Craft Fair
Recent work is shown under the 'New Work' heading in the menu bar. Prints and cards are available for sale at the North Wicklow Country Market, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow most Saturday mornings. They are also available for sale in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
The framed size of the Fuchsia painting above is approximately 25 x 20 cm. It is available for sale at €95