Art Classes for Autumn

Art Classes are back for a new term. Tuesdays, morning sessions 10am til 12pm, evening sessions 7pm - 9pm. A range of mediums, from drawing to painting, in pencil, charcoal, oils, ink, watercolour and acrylics. Small class size so you can receive individual guidance to help you understand and build your skills in art making. For further details contact: 087 615 9466 Read more

Outside-inside Mural

A recent mural I painted in a private house. They wanted it to bring a sense of the garden life outside into their large hallway, so when they come downstairs in the morning they are greeted with a bright and summery scene. Read more

Solo Show ahead..

Well time to get keep my head down away from distractions, the date is set (Sept 8th) for my next solo show. Lots done but more to do. Am itching to get cracking after a busy few months on other projects. Really looking forward to exhibiting at this lovely venue, see the programme of events below: Birr Theatre and Arts Programme of Events   Read more

Vintage Revamp!

A showcase of transformed furniture, from the students of the LCETB up-cycling course. Come along and see what can be done with a lick of paint, some decoupage and a playful imagination. All welcome for tea, cake and questions! Friday, 12th June, 1.30 til 3.30 pm. The Hub, Killaloe/Ballina  Family Resource Centre, Killaloe, Co. Clare. Read more

Mosaic Workshop Weekend

Sat 11th  & Sun 12th April 10 am - 5 pm both days €160- materials and lunch included A full weekend of mosaic encompassing all the stages from design, application of tesserae, and grouting. Plenty of room for experimentation, playing with colour and shape, and great for activating those problem solving brain cells! Mosaic is one of the most fun workshops to take part in. Like a giant puzzle with beautiful results! All tools and materials provided and a lovely lunch each day. Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary. Read more

Inspired by the Light!

I can feel the brighter days really reaching into every dark, unlit crevice that has been hidden by the winter. Thankfully! It has given me a new surge of energy to paint. Here's one on my recent ones. It's called 'Swell', and is oil on canvas. I really wanted to bring some yellow into this one and am happy with the results... Read more

An Unusual Commission

I was recently asked by the local drama group, Sliabh Aughty Drama, if I could help them out with some props for their production of 'The Salvage Shop', a play set in a stained glass workshop. They needed a piece based on the Stations of the Cross. Aside from the time and cost of making a piece from glass and lead, the logistics of transporting a glass panel around, without breakage as they tour, was tricky. So with a piece of perspex and a few pots of glass paint, I produced this fake replica of a stained glass panel. Am ... Read more

New Term Art Classes

Tuesdays starting Feb 3rd Weekly art class for 6 weeks 10 am – 12 pm or 7 pm – 9 pm Capparoe, Scariff €90-  Basic Materials included An ongoing weekly art class designed to give participants the building blocks of techniques and approaches to making art. Through a 6 week course we will cover observation, line and form, expressive mark making, composition, colour mixing and tone. Becoming familiar with these principles really helps to build confidence in creating your own art. The benefit of being part of a regular group is not just the weekly practice of working on your art, but also the exposure to ... Read more

Christmas Fused Glass Jewellery

Saturday 6th December 1 til 4 pm Scariff studio, Clare. Design and make your own jewellery in this stunning medium. Experiment with shapes, styles and colours to create jewellery that is truly unique. During the workshop participants will be able to make several pieces of jewellery suitable for pendants, brooches and earrings. Learn the basic techniques of cutting and shaping glass, working with a range of stunning coloured and dichroic glass to produce several pieces of jewellery of your own design. Through the session we will cover the use of tools, design and processes involved, and you will gain practical experience through every ... Read more

Tuesday Evening Class

The final term of art classes for 2014 are up and running starting back with the popular Tuesday evening mixed art class. Students are working with a variety of subjects and mediums, some taking inspiration from the beautiful autumn leaves as seen in this lovely study. Read more
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