After a lovely Summer of outdoor painting and Plein Air workshops, it’s good to settle back into the studio and classroom for the Autumn Art Season.
My largest painting yet – West Coast (diptych) 90 x 240 cm – is finished and on exhibit at the Trinity Gallery Dublin.
This is from the Kilkee coastal trail in county Clare on a stormy evening, an immense horizon, shafts of sunlight breaking through the scudding clouds. The expansiveness of the scene and vastness of the ocean called for a much larger scale than I had considered before.
I loved painting it – the huge canvas presented many challenges, but also a great expressive freedom.
Back in the studio, many paintings started during Summer trips to Donegal, West Cork and Dunmore East are lined up waiting for finishing touches. Lots of new and exciting material to develop.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AUTUMN / WINTER 2019
Artsource – RDS Dublin
15 – 17 November 2019
Exhibiting with Whitethorn Gallery, Stand J79
Artform Annual Art Fair
44 The Quay, Waterford
23 November to 15 December
Trinity Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin
New work on exhibit throughout season
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Weekly classes are back in full swing at the schoolhouse for Art in Enniskerry, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Details and Reservations http://www.schoolhouseforart.com
Workshops – Just completed a very enjoyable four day “Coast” painting workshop at Artform, Dunmore East. This was a studio based workshop, complementing the Summer Plein Air one I had given in July. 2020 workshop dates will be posted soon at http://www.artform.ie
Michael and I will be travelling to Italy in October, checking out options for our 2020 Travel Sketching Holiday. This will be our fifth group trip, following very enjoyable holidays in the South of France, Lake Garda, Tuscany and Dubrovnik. Updates to follow! Please let me know if you wish to receive advance notice for our 2020 trip.