Paeonia delavayii, Gold Medal at Bloom
Watercolour 40 x 28 cm. €550
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.
BALLYMALOE GARDEN FESTIVAL
I will be attending Ballymaloe Garden Festival in Cork on the 3rd and 4th of September. I will have cards, prints and original art for sale.
I am looking forward to exhibiting with the Water colour Society for the first time in Dun Laoghaire for the week beginning the 26th September. My entry is Moss Rose 'William Lobb'.
TOURIN HOUSE EXHIBITION
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 from the 9th to the 16th of October 2016. I am very pleased to be part of this project. I will be exhibiting a rhododendron and Iris 'Haute les voiles'
BOTANICAL ART CLASSES AUTUMN 2016
The Booterstown Botanical Art classes will start again on Mondays in the the Booterstown Parish Centre, South County Dublin in September. Beginners welcome. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Works in progress include a beautiful branch of pears from an old and rare Perry Tree in Dublin. I am also finishing off an Iris which will be an entry to the Tourin show.
Paeonia delavayi as seen above is still on show in ClareGalway.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS IN 2016
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.
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
19th June Festina Lente Plant Fair, Co. Wicklow
2nd & 3rd July Galway Garden Festival, Claregalway
Saturday 10th July Blarney in Bloom
14th August Farmleigh Plant Fair
September 2016 Ballymaloe Garden Festival
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.