Vintage Enamalware Still Life – Peter Dee

Vintage Enamalware Still Life – Peter Dee Peter Dee selects his still-life objects with the same care as he selects the colours on his pallet. Much of the impact of his work derives from the contrast of colourful fruit with subtle variations of grey and white in the background. Rainer Cherries are among Peter’s favourite…

Bull Island Treasure Trove – Betty Christy

Bull Island Treasure Trove – Betty Christy “Bull Island Treasure Trove” resulted from Betty Christie’s first visit to the north-side of Dublin Bay. Her usual source of visual treasure is along the coastline of Antrim and Down. What Betty values most is the intricate detail, the shapes, patterns, colours and textures of the natural world.…

Port – Maureen Pheelan

Port – Maureen Pheelan It’s not often that a piece of prose reflects precisely the richness and energy of a picture it sets out to describe. But Maureen Pheelan has come close to achieving a perfect match for her watercolour “Port” In reply to the question “What was your inspiration?” She wrote… “Dublin Port… a…

Slievemore Achill – Fergal Flanagan

Slievemore Achill – Fergal Flanagan Some mountains can dominate a landscape and captivate painters. Mont Sainte Victoire is one. Slievemore on Achill is another. Fergal Flanagan has returned there to paint, year after year, often with his plein air students. This latest painting captures the scene in early Autumn, while the heather still bloomed, but…

Early Morning Dublin Port – Dave West

Early Morning Dublin Port – Dave West During days of plein air painting, in and around Dublin Port, Dave West saw that the area’s defining characteristic is constant change. Movement of the tides and the light and the ships leaves little that is static. And neither Nature nor the Dublin Port authority provide a Pause-button.…