Malahide Chamber of Commerce Children's Art Competition 5th June

A great evening in Malahide Library with Deirdre Rochford, President of  Malahide Chamber of Commerce and the children who were shortlisted for the competition. . We had a fantastic turnout as almost all 40 children and their parents attended. It was very difficult  to pick the overall winner but I think we came to the right decision in the end,  a lovely drawing of Malahide Train Station. 

Malahide Chamber of Commerce Children's Art Competition - 24th May

I was very happy to be asked  to judge the pictures for the children' s art competition orgainised by The Malahide Chamber of Commerce. I had a very busy day going around all the 5 schools in Malahide and it was hard to narrow it down to 40 . We got some amazing art work which was on display in Malahide Library until the winner was announced on Wednesday 5th June. 

IPAV Fine & Decorative Art Graduation. 10th May 2024

A great night was had by all at the annual IPAV Fine & Decorative Art Graduation in the Stephens Green Club. This year we completed the French Series and went on to have a fabulous trip to Paris visiting galleries and chateau’s etc. I documented it with lots of photos on my Instagram page. Looking forward to next years course which I think may be English Art , an interesting one with plenty of artists to choose from. 

IPAV Art tour to Paris April 2024

Just back from an amazing trip to Paris with my fine arts group . We had 5 days visiting galleries and chateau’s , so much to see  in Paris . We went to the Picasso gallery and the highlight for me was the Musée D’Orsay where the Paris 1874 Inventing Impressionism was on, it’s 150 years since these paintings were shown for the first time . Monet, Degas, Ceyanne, Sisley, Pissarro to name just a few. I have photos up on my Instagram page of all the places we visited. We also went to Fontainbleau which was the home of several kings and Napoleon during his reign. The last day we went to Malmaison which was bought in 1799 by Josephine de Beauharnais , wife of Napoleon 1st. I could go on forever about all the fabulous places , here is a list of the other places where we visited. Musée des Arts decoratifs
Musee Carnavalet
Musee Picasso Hotel
Vaux le Vicomte
Musee D’Orsay ( my favourite) 
Musee Nissim de Camondo ( my second favourite) 

Pop up Studio day in The View, Malahide Marina. 9th March 2024

A great day was had by all at my pop up studio day in The View and I think my baby grandson Harry stole the show . I had lots of help from my daughter in law Faye’s mum Anne and my own two daughters Catraoine and Amy. It is really a beautiful venue and I can’t thank Kate and Richie enough for there support and letting me show my paintings in The View. Looking forward to the next one and my next big event is The Horse Show in the RDS in August.