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. The Kilmacurragh paintings are available as A5 prints. Commissions are accepted. Prices for original work ranges from €250 to €850.
Cornus capitata 'Kilmacurragh Rose' is seen above - a painting from the Kilmacurragh collection.
BOTANICAL ART CLASSES FOR AUTUMN 2015
I plan to start a five week Monday morning class in Booterstown from Monday the 21st of September. This will bring us up to the Halloween bank holiday and if there is enough interest I will run another block of classes after the bank holiday.
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 email@example.com 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 will be attending quite a few Rare and Special Plant Fairs around the country. I will have prints, cards and original work for sale. Details below:
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