I draw my best inspiration from the remote and rugged Irish Atlantic coastline, a subject that has held my attention for many years, and where I feel most fully alive.  The raw energy of this wild landscape of ocean and stone is what I most seek to express in my art.

My preferred medium is oil paint applied with a palette knife which allows for loose handling and free, gestural marks. The knifework connects me to my subject, whether conveying the fluidity of moving water or the chiselled strength of a rugged rock face. The act of painting becomes an immersion in the energy and flow of the natural environment.

I take particular pleasure in sharing the creative journey with my students and fellow artists  through the workshops and classes that I teach in Ireland and overseas.

Solo Exhibitions

2015              Le Cannet, France, Terrasse des Arts

2013              Le Cannet, France, Terrasse des Arts

2010              Boston USA: Irish Cultural Centre / Irish Consulate

2009              Origin Gallery, Dublin Ireland

2009              Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs Ireland

2008              Leinster Gallery, Dublin Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 – 22.     Trinity Gallery, Dublin

2010 – 22    Whitethorn Gallery, Clifden, Co Galway

2019              Artform Exhibition, Waterford

2015              Espace Culturel, Théoule sur Mer, France

2006-17        Leinster Gallery, Dublin (now the Trinity Gallery)

2009              Barbara Stanley Gallery, London

2003-12        Dublin Art Society

2004-22       Dublin Painting and Sketching Club


2010                Culture Ireland Award for solo exhibition, Boston USA

2009/10           Cill Rialaig Residency, Co Kerry

TV Features

2018                RTE 1 Nationwide, 14/02/2018

2014                France TV3 – Midi en France

2007                Ireland RTE 1 Afternoon Show

Gallery Representation

The Trinity Gallery, 19 Clare St, Dublin 2

The Whitethorn Gallery, Clifden, Co Galway



  1. Calas Patrick

    Bonjour Brenda et Mickael, je vous adresse un petit bonjour du Cannet, en espérant que tout va bien pour vous. Pourriez vous me donner vos nouvelles coordonnées ? A très bientôt j’espère. Amitiés. Patrick Calas 06 64 20 41 49


    1. Bonsoir Patrick! Nous allons bien et nous sommes heureux d’être chez nous avec la famille. Nous espérons faire une visite au Cannet au Printemps et nous envoyons à tous nos amis nos meilleures vœux. Amitiés, Brenda


    2. Bonjour Patrick

      J’avais oublié de te donner notre nouvelle adresse:
      150 Charlesland Wood
      County Wicklow

      A bientôt. Amitiés



  2. Hi !! Mighty sea scape art! I’ve family in claddaghduff and th riff spring in ballyconeely! Wish I lived there !!! Where you now ? have you art classes on the go for us poor souls who are lear ing ??


    1. Hi Fionnuala, thanks for your comment. I’m conducting weekly classes in Enniskerry, however these are currently full. Contact the Schoolhouse for Art if you wish to join the waiting list http://www.schoolhouseforart.com


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