February News

February News

Happy February everyone!!  Time is flying by, back in the studio working on new painting's and finishing some commissions.  I am delighted to say that I am involved with a very exciting project with Inspiring You, a competition called #OceanTransformer, which is open to all primary and secondary school student's nationwide.  All you have to do is write a short message or design a poster encouraging people to take action and 'Save our Seas' from plastic pollution.  I am judging the Poster entries, the poster should be no bigger than A3 size and should show the effects plastics have on marine life.  You can use any medium you like -pencil, paint, crayon, colouring pencil, chalk, or mixed media.  As for the imagery - the possibilities are endless - let your imagination run riot!!  Brainstorm ideas - think about the effects plastics are having on our ocean's and how we can encourage people to take action to save our oceans.  The work can be realistic, imaginative, combination of both, or anything else you can create!!  I am so looking forward to seeing all the work.  The deadlline is Friday the 29th of March, and the winners will be announced on the 2nd of April - best of luck to everyone.  For more information, check out www.inspiringyou.ie.
November News - Art Source

November News - Art Source

Art Source, RDS - Stand A47
July News

July News

July News -Pop Up Shop, and more!!
Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher

April News

New Gallery Stockist
March News

March News

Back to normal now, after taking part in this year's St Patrick's Day Festival in Trafalgar Square, London, where myself and Martina Furlong Artist had a stall showcasing and selling our work. Thanks to everyone who came to our stall, we met so many lovely people.  Such a fantastic festival, proud to be Irish.  Back in the studio, new work coming soon. ☘️
Art Source, Stand A103

Art Source, Stand A103

Art Source, Stand A103, 10th  - 12th November 2017
Collaboration with Emma Whitehead Textile Artist

Collaboration with Emma Whitehead Textile Artist

Following on from last week's mentoring session with Emma Whitehead - Textile Artist, and the lovely post she wrote about our collaboration, it's my turn to repay the compliment before our next session on Tuesday!  Emma is a textile artist who uses traditional  and innovative embroidery techniques to create three dimensional artworks.  The first thing that struck me about Emma's work is the vibrancy of the colours she uses - I was really struck by the vividness and warmth that emanates from her work. 

Emma is working on a series of Astral inspired artworks, as well as a series on Butterflies, which are created as personal commission pieces - these artworks are absolutely beautiful and heartwarming, as they are location specific and exceptionally personalised, I'd say Emma will soon be fully booked out for the Christmas deadline!!  We spoke at length during our last session about the Commission process and how we engage with our customers -  from the initial consultation process, to the design stage, establishing a price and deadline, and the completion/delivery of the artwork.  We both shared very similar stories, which was reassuring!!

Another interesting fact about Emma is that she lives where 'Winterfell' of Game of Thrones is filmed!! She reassured me it's not as cold there as it appears in the TV programme!!  

Looking forward to our next meeting on Tuesday, if you want to see more of Emma Whitehead's artwork, check out www.topfloorart.co.uk

Creative 2 Creative Matching Activity

Creative 2 Creative Matching Activity

I am delighted to have been paired with the fantastic Emma Whitehead, Textile Artist, and founder of the Top Floor Art Gallery in Saintfield, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, as part of the My Creative Edge 'Creative 2 Creative Matching Activity'.   It is a 6 month mentoring process, and we have gotten off to a flying start!  The last month has gone really well and I am looking forward to the next 5!!  Check out Emma's website www.topfloorart.co.uk to see her wonderful art.