Welcome to the ART FOR ARC online auction

This is a new fundraising initiative in response to Covid-19. We need your help to ensure the continuous provision of this vital support service to people affected by cancer during these difficult times. Sadly, our ability to raise charitable income has been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 restrictions. Our events have been indefinitely postponed and we are feeling the strain. Your help will allow us to continue to make a huge difference to those that need us.

An eclectic mix of beautiful artwork has been kindly donated by artists across Ireland.

The auction will take place from 9am on the 6th of August and will conclude at 6pm on the 7th of August. Please visit www.galabid.com/arc for the full list of items available.

Listen - Christbel Atkins

€370

Lime Gremolata - Gill Hall

€300

Magenta Fields - Michael Morris

250

Stars in their Eyes - Stephanie Hess

€1000

Wolves Have Their Own Dreams 2 - Margo Banks

€1400

The Sound that Walks Between Us - Margaret Egan

€550

Lisa Hannigan, Booklyn, 2015 - Rich Gilligan

400

Sea Moon - Carol Hodder

300

Rock Pipit, Dublin Bay - Betty Christie

350

September Wren - Betty Christie

300

Blue Tit in Wild Roses - Betty Christie

300

Portrait of a Woman - Aaron J Hurley

150

Howth Bailey Lighthouse - Kevin Maguire

150

Puffin 1- Kevin Maguire

140

Puffin 2- Kevin Maguire

150

Rathcoffey Sunset- Kevin Maguire

200

Ballinafagh Ruin Kildare - Kevin Maguire

180

Swan and Cygnets - Kevin Maguire

200

Tollymore Forest Park - Kevin Maguire

180

Dodder Fox - Kevin Maguire

150

Little Grebes Feeding - Kevin Maguire

150

Lough Tay - Kevin Maguire

200

Digging - Liz Pierse

300

Breeze - Liz Pierse

200

Portrait ( varied edition no. 4/6 ) - Ayelet Lalor

80

Portrait ( varied edition no. 5/6 ) - Ayelet Lalor

80

Cliff Cleft - Tom Weld

250

Flowers - Clair Wallace

150

Persian Pot with Fruit - Ann Bouchier Hayes

250

Untitled - Michael Killen

300

Hope is the phoenix and people are it's wing - Una Kavanagh

350

My Way Strong - Sarah Lennon

650

Surface Dweller 1 - Amanda Doran

400

Marienez Dawney - Flowers (Two pieces)

250

Black Iris - Marjorie Bloch

250

Droichead na Life - Fiona Ferris

150

Trees at Mullaghmast - Paul Woods

150

Coast - Jane Baird

400

First Lot - John Fitzgerald

300

Dun Laoighre Lighthouse - Susan Magee

300

Sail Away - Colin Eaton

200

IFRAH - Julien Behal

500

What Remains - Aidan Butler

560

Rohdodendronds Hanging On In- Despite the Odds, 2020! - Pauline Merry

150

A Song for St Patrick - Tatjana Feldmane

150

The Fire of Life- Tatjana Feldmane

250

The Fire of Life- Tatjana Feldmane

150

Flamenco Rhythms- Tatjana Feldmane

150

Out of the Labyrinth- Tatjana Feldmane

150

Inner Light- Tatjana Feldmane

150

Carnival- Tatjana Feldmane

1400

Gypsy Soul Dancing to its Own Drum- Tatjana Feldmane

395

Dragon of Prosperity - Tatjana Feldmane

395

Mariner - John Keating

300

Grattan Master - Barry McAdam

240

Cherry Blossoms - Helen Cody

250

Pressure - Daragh Muldowney

800

Mourne View - Tina Poole

150

Irish School

1500

Ducks in the Burren - Frank Sanford

150

Animal Farm - Michael O'Neill

700

Leisurely Walk by the Canal- Michael O'Neill

700

Lady Gazing at the Sheep - Michael O'Neill

700

Exotic Garden - Pauline Macey

700

Woods - Mary Rose O'Neill

700

The Lads - Michael O'Neill

700

Portrait of a Girl - Oliver Murphy

300

Winter Scene - Oliver Murphy

300

Train Bridge, Quinn's Road- Oliver Murphy

300

Commuter Listening to Music - Oliver Murphy

300

Portrait of Noel Fielding- Oliver Murphy

300

Planting seeds on fresh ground Spring

200

Sligo Coastline - Grainne Dowling

675

Ocean 2 - Grainne Dowling

675

Entanglement - Penny Cahill

100

School Line Up - Jayne Barry

150

The Catch - Patrick Delaney

200

Evelyn Howell - Trois Oeufs

250

Wild Poppies on Blue - Mary Dillon

600

Birches in Winter - Leona Wall

200

Listen - Christbel Atkins

€370

16” square. Oil on Canvas

Christabel Atkins graduated from Dun Laoighre College of Art, Design and Technology, Co. Dublin, with honors in fine art and ceramics in 2001. Since then she has worked consistently as a full time visual artist.

The Irish Office of Public works have purchased three of her pieces.She has been selected twice for the Dublin Royal Hibernian summer show.

In 2011 she was awarded a five week residency in North West Greenland. This was partly funded by the Irish Arts council and was supported by the Danish Embassy in Ireland. It resulted in an exhibition in the museum of Upernavik Greenland, a show hosted by the Danish ambassador in Dublin and later a show in Co Wexford at the John F Kennedy memorial Arboretum.

She returned to the UK in 2014 and now has a small studio in Somerset where she continues to work.


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Lime Gremolata - Gill Hall

€300

Still Life called Lime Gremolata Oil on board, unframed 29cm x 24cm.

Gill Hall has worked in the creative arts industry for over 30 years. She has experience in the fields of interiors, fashion, textiles, and design for stage and screen. For the last decade Gill has focused on her career as an artist.

Gill studied Classical Italian drawing and painting techniques. She focused and refined her skills painting Still Lifes and Portraits, and took up plein air landscape drawing in 2016. She works primarily in oils on canvas and gesso board, but also sketches in charcoal and graphite.

In 2017 Gill was accepted to show work in the DLR Biennial exhibition and had a painting purchased for the permanent County Collection. Her work has been shortlisted for the Ulster Royal Academy annual show twice.

Currently Gill is working on a series of landscapes in the West of Ireland. She is still painting Still Life, and becoming obsessed with trees.


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Magenta Fields - Michael Morris

250

Magenta Fields, 20 x 25cm, Oil on Panel

Michael is a critically acclaimed Irish artist who's paintings have been lauded for their bold and vibrant style. He has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe over the last 15 years.

Most recently in Florence, Italy 2019 & Kent, UK 2020.

His debut solo show took place in Belfast in 2012. The previous year he was accepted to the Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition.

Michael's paintings are held in private and public collections worldwide



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Stars in their Eyes - Stephanie Hess

€1000

8 x 7 x 10 cm, bronze Statue

Stephanie Hess was born in Singapore. After pursuing a degree in Art History at Trinity College Dublin, Hess lived widely throughout Europe and the States before settling in South Africa between 2000 and 2014. This period saw her explore ceramics and sculpture successfully under the tutelage of both national and international artists. She cites a bronze-casting course in 2003 as an exhilarating introduction to the medium.

Hess recently settled in Ireland with her husband and daughter and in 2015 she was awarded the ESB Moran Award for Outstanding Sculpture at the prestigious Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition. She has shown with the Solomon Gallery since 2015 with great success and her distinctive bronze works not only form part of many private collections in the UK, Hong Kong, and Europe but have also been exhibited in multiple group shows in Ireland and locally in South Africa at Somerset West, where she débuted her bronze and ceramic works at the Gallery Sharon in 2004.

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Wolves Have Their Own Dreams 2 - Margo Banks

€1400

64 x 90cm, mixed media

Margo Banks Statement

The role of drawing is fundamental to my work. These drawings of crows and animals are sometimes prefaces to paintings, and sometimes a relaxation from them. They are works in their own right.

They are witnesses to the changes in the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – my mother’s place.

My mother died quite young but I was reared on her stories about her childhood in the mountains, so family and a sense of place haunts my work. My mother’s past is my past. Her parent’s house is long gone but the field where the house was remains unchanged and I have painted this field many times.

.Painting the field sometimes makes me feel snug, warm and sheltered and other times exposed, vulnerable and turbulent. I remove layers of earth while adding layers of paint

This is my subject matter, not the meaning of my paintings

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The Sound that Walks Between Us - Margaret Egan

€550

Framed Gilcee Print Edition, no.1/30, 30.5 x 40.5cm

Born in New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland and now based in Dublin, Margaret Egan has been exhibiting her work for decades, both nationally and internationally to significant critical acclaim. Egan's work has been show in Ireland, England, Wales, France, Portugal, New York and Singapore included in both public and private collections such as Deloitte Ireland, the National Concert Hall and The Abbey Theatre Dublin. The National Concert Hall in Dublin recently unveiled a large commission by Margaret Egan for its Kevin Barry Recital Room. The Movement of Sound depicts an elegant orchestra of standing string players in a classical setting, its graceful, swaying figures depicted in bright harmonious tones.

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Lisa Hannigan, Booklyn, 2015 - Rich Gilligan

400

The print is 16" x 20" (signed & printed on fine art baryta paper)

Award winning Irish photographer Richard Gilligan is well known for his documentary approach to portraiture and fashion. His raw photographic style exists somewhere between classic reportage and fine art documentary photography. This approach enables him to create personal and editorial bodies of work that focus on the real and intimate nature of people and their relationship to the environments they inhabit. Projects have included his award winning book DIY, an intimate collection of landscapes and portraits of life in homemade skateparks worldwide. Richard is currently based in NY.

Sea Moon - Carol Hodder

300

Medium: oil on canvas Size: 25x30cm (unframed)

Carol Hodder is a self taught Irish painter who has exhibited throughout Ireland, and in Beijing, China. She is a fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle Co. Mayo. She was the recipient of the Republic of Ireland Award at NOA, London, 2015. In 2017 she was invited to be an Artist in Residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, in Connecitcut which was grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland

Rock Pipit, Dublin Bay - Betty Christie

350

Watercolour. 55 x 55cm. Framed

Betty Christie was born in Limavady, Co. Derry.

She graduated with First Class Honours from Belfast College of Art and Design in 1975, followed by an Art Teachers’ Diploma in 1976.

She taught art and design at secondary school level until the birth of her second son.

She then returned to painting full-time, while bringing up her two sons, combined with some part-time teaching as they grew up.

She has lived in Belfast since 1971, but her work is still predominantly influenced by her rural upbringing, her parents’ cottage garden, her grandparents’ farm , animals, birds, wildlife, landscape, the coast, and the natural forms found within the countryside.

She is a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, the Pastel Society of Ireland, the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club, and exhibits annually with these, as well as in many other group exhibitions.

Her work has been selected for many exhibitions, including the Contemporary Open Watercolour Competition, London, and the Royal Ulster Academy Annual, Belfast.

Her paintings are held in the collections of Enterprise Ireland, The Water Colour Society of Ireland, Lisburn City Council, Limerick University, and the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, as well as in many private collections.

September Wren - Betty Christie

300

Watercolour. 50 x 50cm. Framed

Betty Christie was born in Limavady, Co. Derry.

She graduated with First Class Honours from Belfast College of Art and Design in 1975, followed by an Art Teachers’ Diploma in 1976.

She taught art and design at secondary school level until the birth of her second son.

She then returned to painting full-time, while bringing up her two sons, combined with some part-time teaching as they grew up.

She has lived in Belfast since 1971, but her work is still predominantly influenced by her rural upbringing, her parents’ cottage garden, her grandparents’ farm , animals, birds, wildlife, landscape, the coast, and the natural forms found within the countryside.

She is a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, the Pastel Society of Ireland, the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club, and exhibits annually with these, as well as in many other group exhibitions.

Her work has been selected for many exhibitions, including the Contemporary Open Watercolour Competition, London, and the Royal Ulster Academy Annual, Belfast.

Her paintings are held in the collections of Enterprise Ireland, The Water Colour Society of Ireland, Lisburn City Council, Limerick University, and the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, as well as in many private collections.

Blue Tit in Wild Roses - Betty Christie

300

Watercolour. 52 x 52cm. Framed

Betty Christie was born in Limavady, Co. Derry.

She graduated with First Class Honours from Belfast College of Art and Design in 1975, followed by an Art Teachers’ Diploma in 1976.

She taught art and design at secondary school level until the birth of her second son.

She then returned to painting full-time, while bringing up her two sons, combined with some part-time teaching as they grew up.

She has lived in Belfast since 1971, but her work is still predominantly influenced by her rural upbringing, her parents’ cottage garden, her grandparents’ farm , animals, birds, wildlife, landscape, the coast, and the natural forms found within the countryside.

She is a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, the Pastel Society of Ireland, the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club, and exhibits annually with these, as well as in many other group exhibitions.

Her work has been selected for many exhibitions, including the Contemporary Open Watercolour Competition, London, and the Royal Ulster Academy Annual, Belfast.

Her paintings are held in the collections of Enterprise Ireland, The Water Colour Society of Ireland, Lisburn City Council, Limerick University, and the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, as well as in many private collections.

Portrait of a Woman - Aaron J Hurley

150

Black and white print of portrait. 21 inches x 17 inches, framed.

Howth Bailey Lighthouse - Kevin Maguire

150

12 x 8 mounted

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Puffin 1- Kevin Maguire

140

10 x 9 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Puffin 2- Kevin Maguire

150

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Rathcoffey Sunset- Kevin Maguire

200

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Ballinafagh Ruin Kildare - Kevin Maguire

180

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Swan and Cygnets - Kevin Maguire

200

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Tollymore Forest Park - Kevin Maguire

180

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Dodder Fox - Kevin Maguire

150

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Little Grebes Feeding - Kevin Maguire

150

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Lough Tay - Kevin Maguire

200

12 x 8 mounted and framed

Kevin Maguire is a freelance Photographer. He takes Nature, Landscape and Sports photographs.Kevin has always had a camera since his school days but began to take it seriously in 2009. Kevin has had many images published in newspapers and magazines . Most of his Landscape images are taken in Ireland but he also

traveled to Iceland in 2017. GAA is Kevin's interest in sports shooting, nature and wildlife are also a passion for Kevin.

kevinmaguire16@gmail.com

Digging - Liz Pierse

300

Oil on canvas. 79 cm x 79cm, framed.

Dublin born and Tipperary based, self taught artist Liz has over 25 years of painting experience. An abstract impressionist, Liz places an emphasis on light, colour and texture within her pieces.

She finds inspiration from her garden, family and her regular escape - the Kerry coastline.

Breeze - Liz Pierse

200

Oil on canvas. 36cm x 36cm, framed.

Dublin born and Tipperary based, self taught artist Liz has over 25 years of painting experience. An abstract impressionist, Liz places an emphasis on light, colour and texture within her pieces.

She finds inspiration from her garden, family and her regular escape - the Kerry coastline.

Portrait ( varied edition no. 4/6 ) - Ayelet Lalor

80

1 Title: Portrait ( varied edition no. 4/6 ) Description: Mounted screen print with Indian ink (pink). 29cm x 40cm


Ayelet Lalor is an award winning Visual artist and figurative sculptor, with a characteristic use of graphic style and strong colour.

Born in 1974, she studied at Grennan Mills Craft School, Glasgow School of Art, and NCAD, Dublin, graduating with a BA and MA in 1996 and 2009.

Establishing herself in 1999 as a figurative ceramic sculptor, she has worked in clay, bronze, concrete and even edible materials. She continues to diversify, expanding her repertoire to now include painting, screen-printing and illustration. She has always been drawn to the female figure in her work, combined with a strong use of outline, texture and colour.

Ayelets’ work has been commissioned both publicly and privately, and collections include the OPW, Mason, Hayes and Curren and Limerick City Gallery

She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Crafts Fair, the National Museum of Ireland, Gormelys Fine Art, Sculpture in Context, the RDS National Craft Awards, The Millcove Gallery and Farmleigh among numerous others, in Ireland and abroad.

Portrait ( varied edition no. 5/6 ) - Ayelet Lalor

80

2 Title: Portrait ( varied edition no. 5/6 ) Description: Mounted screen print with Indian ink ( lime). 29cm x 40cm


Ayelet Lalor is an award winning Visual artist and figurative sculptor, with a characteristic use of graphic style and strong colour.

Born in 1974, she studied at Grennan Mills Craft School, Glasgow School of Art, and NCAD, Dublin, graduating with a BA and MA in 1996 and 2009.

Establishing herself in 1999 as a figurative ceramic sculptor, she has worked in clay, bronze, concrete and even edible materials. She continues to diversify, expanding her repertoire to now include painting, screen-printing and illustration. She has always been drawn to the female figure in her work, combined with a strong use of outline, texture and colour.

Ayelets’ work has been commissioned both publicly and privately, and collections include the OPW, Mason, Hayes and Curren and Limerick City Gallery

She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Crafts Fair, the National Museum of Ireland, Gormelys Fine Art, Sculpture in Context, the RDS National Craft Awards, The Millcove Gallery and Farmleigh among numerous others, in Ireland and abroad.

Cliff Cleft - Tom Weld

250

Size: 76 x 61cm, unframed. Medium: Oil on Canvas

Tom Weld Artist's Statement

b. 1946 UK.

Since childhood in the UK and elsewhere, I have had an emotional connection with the land. I am largely self-taught as a painter. All my adult life I have looked for a balance between - and combination of – my own creative world, and working through the arts with other people.

I moved to County Cork in 2012.

Flowers - Clair Wallace

150

Clair has been painting in oils for 16 years, she started under the tuition of Brian Byrne a Marine Artist and continued with him for 15 years. She would attend many courses in the national gallery, Hugh Lane Gallery and School House for art. Clair seems to be drawn to Still Life over the years.

Persian Pot with Fruit - Ann Bouchier Hayes

250

The canvas size is 12" × 10" Oil on canvas board. Framed.

Ann Bouchier-Hayes.. Born in Dublin in 1947, Ann has been working as an artist since 1966. Having worked as a graphic artist for many years, she moved onto book illustrating and greeting card design. She is also known for her beautiful mosaics made from broken china and pottery. Now painting mostly in oils, her works include landscapes flowers and especially still life, in which she can evoke a feeling of tranquility with light and shade.

Untitled - Michael Killen

300

Title: Untitled Dimensions 39 x 40 cm (paper size) Printed area 15 x 20 cm Edition size 4/10 Medium(s) aquatint; etching. Framed

Hope is the phoenix and people are it's wing - Una Kavanagh

350

Dimensions 22 inches by 27.5 inches. Pigment, conté, copper leaf on 800 grams cotton rag papier.

Una Kavanagh holds a B.A. & M.A. from the National College Of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland.

She has worked extensively across disciplines for over 30 years in her native Ireland, UK,

America, France and the Middle East.

Una is a figurative artist whose work includes sculpture, text, painting, drawing, performance,

film, installation, animation, script writing, music composition, Performance Art and Live Art

durational performances. Her practice ranges from extensive work in theatre, film, television

and radio to her artistic collaborations.

Una has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. Her work is held in private collections

both here and the Middle East. She was awarded The Art’s Council Theatre Bursary award

2017 & represented Ireland in “Art By Country” in Abu Dhabi 201

https://www.instagram.com/unajude/

My Way Strong - Sarah Lennon

650

20”x16” (51cm x 41cm) Acrylic on thick canvas

Sarah is a self taught artist, born in Dublin, her home, family and studio now in Co Down. Sarah’s work is bright and colourful and full of life, but it’s magical beauty can only be seen when you truly look within its colour. As you stop for a moment, really allow yourself to stop, the truth within the painting is revealed to you.

Sarah paints majestic, powerful and expressive horses that captivate you once you have found them. This reveal will inevitably make you smile like you have found something special just for you. This reaction to her work is what inspires her, watching people light up and find joy when given the space to slow down and allow the magic in.

Sarah’s work has found homes across Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai as well as having a wonderful support closer to home.

So take a moment to pause, allow the magic in and see what you can see.

Surface Dweller 1 - Amanda Doran

400

Year: 2019 Material: Acrylic paint and ink on canvas Size: 30 x 25 cm

Amanda Doran was born in 1987 and grew up in Co. Wexford, Ireland where she now resides.

She completed her Honours Bachelor Degree in fine art painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland in 2012. Since graduating she was shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations Award 2012 showcasing new talent from the U.K. and Ireland. Since then she has had many exciting opportunities to exhibit her work throughout Europe. Doran was shortlisted for the Marmite Prize for Painting in 2016 and has been the recipient of the Paul Funge Residency Programme for 2018-2019. In 2019 she has had two solo shows; Flora & Fauna, RHA Ashford Gallery Dublin, Familiar Faces, Periphery Space, Co. Wexford and a two person show Pretty Fleshy Pain Things with Shelia Rennick at Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin. Doran has works in the Axa Insurance, Saatchi and O.P.W. collections.

Marienez Dawney - Flowers (Two pieces)

250

Both pieces are 44cm x 36cm and framed.

Marianez is Italian, a self taught artist with a background in interior design. Her paintings are inspired by her background in Italy and the beautiful landscape of Waterford. She is in high demand for her work. One to watch!

Black Iris - Marjorie Bloch

250

It’s a small oil on paper. 16cms x 10 cms (20 x 18 inc box frame)

Marjorie Bloch. Lives and works Belfast. BA Hons Fine Art ,University of Ulster Belfast.

Work represented by The Engine Room Gallery Belfast. Work exhibited.The Royal Ulster Academy Belfast. N.O.A ,OXO Tower Gallery ,London.Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin. Others.

Droichead na Life - Fiona Ferris

150

Acrylic on 22 x 18 inch canvas board.

Fiona Ferris is an Irish artist based in Kildare, who specialises in landscapes, animals and portraits. Fiona approaches colour in an abstract way overlaid by fine detail, which she accredits to being on the Autism Spectrum. You can contact Fiona on www.instagram.com/fionapaintspictures, or through fionapaintspictures@gmail.com.

Trees at Mullaghmast - Paul Woods

150

Trees at Mullaghmast, oil on canvas, 61x91cm. Unframed

Paul Woods graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with BA Honours Degree in fine art painting and completed MA in Military History and Strategic Studies at NUI Maynooth. His artwork up to date is a visual compendium and evaluation of the tragedy of life lost in warfare in times when global conflict and economic strife are paramount issues. He paints about personal, collective and universal histories. In recent years his focus is on the theme of evolution and environmental impact of humanity on nature. He is looking at ways our industrial, technical and commercial interventions into nature change and impact on its physicality.

His recent exhibitions include a group show with the Kildare Art Collective in June 2018 and 2019; in 2017 Paul represented Ireland in the prestigious Nord Art International Art Exhibition in Germany; a solo show in the An Taín Arts Centre, Dundalk; The People, The Land - exhibition in the Luan Gallery, Athlone; public art projects in conjunction with Kildare Decade of Commemorations - 1916 Centenary Programme in Aras Chill Dara. Paul has exhibited extensively in Ireland, America and Europe. He has been actively engaged in art practice since graduating from LSAD in 1995, creating artwork consistently, as well as exhibiting, engaging in community and educational outreach and collaborating with various institutions, primary and secondary schools, youth organisations, libraries and historical groups. In recent years Paul was awarded the Creative Ireland Bursary towards public facing projects in county Kildare.

Coast - Jane Baird

400

40cm x 51cm. Unframed.

Jane is living and working in Dublin as a psychotherapist and trainer and practices art as an antidote to stress, She attend the Art Forum art group in Santry .

First Lot - John Fitzgerald

300

This piece was painted on location in September last at trainer Ger Lyons yard in Co Meath. “First lot” oil on canvas 35x25cm oil on linen. Framed.

John Fitzgerald is now established as one of Ireland’s front runners in Equine, Sporting and Portrait Art. John was born in Co. Meath in 1976 and still lives and works in Co. Meath from his home studio in the heart of Meath’s countryside. John originally studied Industrial Design in Letterkenney RTC & in University of Wales, Swansea. It was while in college that he developed a strong understanding of drawing & design and the different techniques used in completing a piece from initial concept sketches, observation and studying 3 dimensional form. In his mid thirties John went to study in NCAD where he further developed his Style and understanding of mixing colour.

John has carried out commissions for many leading horse owners and trainers, and has painted some of our top equine heroes as well as portraits of leading Jockeys such as Lester Piggot & 20 times champion A.P Mc Coy. John’s work is now collected worldwide, incl New Zealand, New York, Colorado, and Germany.

In 2013 John was asked to be the Artist in Residence by the Curragh Racecourse, where he has his own studio / gallery which is open to the public on race days.

2014 saw John’s work reach a huge audience when he had access all areas at The Cheltenham Festival, and was filmed by Channel 4 Racing while he was doing A.P Mc Coy’s portrait, and sketches & studies around the parade ring and weigh room. John painted Don Cossack after he won The Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2016, where the piece now hangs in pride of place in Gordon Elliot's home.

Dun Laoighre Lighthouse - Susan Magee

300

42cm x 47cm. Framed.

Having studied at the National College of Art and Design Susan spent many years working in Advertising as a designer and has always been involved in the creative world. She studied in the United Arts Club with Harrie McManus. Her paintings always seem to tell a story. A popular artist who has exhibited widely she lives and works in Dublin.

Sail Away - Colin Eaton

200

Medium: Papercut collage acrylic, newsprint, spraypaint, mixed media Dimensions: 32x22cm (hxw) Framed

Colin Eaton is a visual artist working mainly in medium of collage. He trained as an architect and his architectural background and practice coupled with his love of form, colour and texture informs his art practice. His work is graphically inspired and narrative driven.

Ethical creation and sustainability are at the core of his practice as he often works with discarded materials investigating new possibilities and meanings. Creating often from repurposed and discarded materials he likes to investigate possibilities with paper and card where folds and cuts become incidents on a page, interweave, fragment and are peeled back and then reveal layer upon layer – a narrative.

Creating something out of a single material is a welcome challenge for him – focusing on a sole material. His art practice although an extension of his architects persona is also at the same time a release from the strictures and constraints of architecture and the building process. Here he is allowed the freedom to create his own narratives entirely. To construct worlds without restrictions.

Each of his paper pieces tells its own story. A narrative in folds, cuts, tears, perforations and layers.

Using paper-cut collage techniques to depict physical and psychological space, connections and disconnections, geometry and form the works tend towards figurative abstraction inhabiting a space somewhere between abstraction and representation. A sense of physicality and materiality imparts tactile and emotional qualities.His work is graphically inspired and narrative driven.

Using the language of colour, texture and composition within the genre of papercut collage he sets out to explore the potentially transformative space between the real, the manifest and the imagined. In the material sense the discarded becomes the celebrated. His work is concerned with depicting the built and natural environment and our effect on it whether in terms of construction or manmade processes.

More often than not he has a very clear vision in his head of what he wants to create, but sometimes, within his constructs, frameworks and parameters he is pulled into an idea and his process allows at times for the medium to guide, dictated to by the material available and also the offcuts and ‘waste’. These materials sitting on the artist’s studio workbench sometimes suggest in the manner of pareidolia a new meaning. Tabula rasa does not exist. What we do now is a palimpsest of what went before.

His works tend to embody subliminal, sometimes esoteric and intriguing references to the subject matter or process.

His modus operandi in his art practice is to make works which connect emotionally. Creating empathy between the person and the object – Stirring people’s emotions and sensibilities.

Colin Eaton is a visual artist working mainly in papercut collage. Based in Dublin. He trained initially as an architect, and worked in several design studios in Dublin before setting up his own practice in 2009. He has since gone on to develop his art practice focussing mainly on collage techniques and including painting, graphics and mixed media. His work has been published in several magazines and web sites in Ireland, France and USA and he has had several group and solo exhibitions. He has also written several articles for design and art publications.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Maison du Peuple de Saint Gilles, Brussels, Belgium; ‘Collagistas International Collage Artists’, 2019

Red Bank, Duke Street, Dublin 2; ‘Reprise’, 2019

Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2; ‘Jack & Jill Foundation, Incognito’, 2019

Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny; ‘A Question of Love, 2019

DHR Communications, Francis Street; ‘Na Libertí’, 2019

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin 2; ‘Collagistas International Collage Artists’, 2018

United Arts Club, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2; ‘Guess, 2018

Locks, 1 Windsor Terrace, Dublin 8; ‘Pabulum’, 2018

Ranelagh Arts Centre, Ranelagh, Dublin 6; ‘Celebrating Ranelagh’, 2018

Ranelagh Arts Centre, Ranelagh, Dublin 6; ‘Christmas Exhibition’, 2018

Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2; ‘Jack & Jill Foundation, Incognito’, 2018

Locks, 1 Windsor Terrace, Dublin 8; ‘Water & Walls’, 2017

Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2; ‘Jack & Jill Foundation, Incognito’, 2017

United Arts Club, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2; ‘Architects as Artists’, 2016

Darcspace Gallery, 28 North Great Georges Street; ‘Architects Do’, 2015

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Red Bank, Duke Street, Dublin 2; ‘Equilateral’, 2019

AWARDS AND BURSARIES

Cill Rialaig, RIAI Residency Award 2018

IFRAH - Julien Behal

500

Photograph. 20 inch across x 16 inch length (framed)

Julien Behal is one of Ireland’s leading photographers. With over 20 years experience, he is among the most talented and sought after photographers working in the industry at present. Julien has twice won the coveted title PPAI Press Photographer of the Year, most recently in 2012 and 2014. Over the years his pictures have regularly made the front of all the major national and International papers such as The Irish Times,Examiner and Irish Independent, The Guardian, Times London, New York Times,Sunday Times and, uniquely for an Irish photographer, the cover of Time Magazine. Originally from Kerry, he now lives in Dublin.

What Remains - Aidan Butler

560

Pastel - 29cm high x 39cm wide. Framed.

Aidan Butler

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Artist’s Statement:

“All of my work is a celebration of landscape, both natural and built, and seeing the beauty in the everyday. My work endeavours to capture the spirit or mood of a place. The exact topography of the landscape is not so important, but rather the feeling which inspired me to paint it in the first place.”

Aidan Butler

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Brief Biography and CV

These days Aidan Butler works almost exclusively in the medium of pastel. Already a full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland for over twenty years, in April 2019 he was awarded signature membership status of the prestigious Pastel Society of America, one of the world’s leading pastel societies, and is also a member of the Pastel Guild of Europe. Butler has won awards for his paintings at the Pastel Society of Ireland’s exhibitions.

His work is in State and Corporate collections, and he has been commissioned to paint many landscapes in his distinctive impressionistic style. His use of pastel is more akin to painting than drawing, and his richly textured paintings are achieved in some instances by using a specially prepared ground covered with many layers of pastel.

An enthusiastic advocate for this underrated medium, Butler gives workshops and demonstrations to spread the message about the wonderful experience of pastel painting.

Aidan Butler exhibits in numerous galleries around Ireland Including

The Quay Gallery - Westport

Heron Gallery – Schull and Kenmare

Blackbird Gallery – Kilkenny

Intermarium Gallery – South County Dublin

Greenacres Gallery – Wexford

State Commissions – (Hospital Related)

2001 – Nine Permanent Paintings for Psychiatric Wing of Ennis County Hospital

2017 – Seven paintings for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda

2019 – Two paintings for Ulster Hospital Dundonald, Belfast

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Selected Corporate Commissions

Department of Social Protection

Tipperary County Council

Warner Brothers Ireland

Java Coffee Company

Boy Scouts of Ireland

Richard Lewis Fashion Designer

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Aidan Butler is currently working on a series of urban town and cityscapes in Pastel. Due to the Co-vid 19 Pandemic and the consequent economic crisis, some galleries representing Aidan Butler may not be able to re-open.

aidanbutler63@gmail.com

Rohdodendronds Hanging On In- Despite the Odds, 2020! - Pauline Merry

150

Watercolour. 11 inches x 15 inches. Unframed

Pauline Merry BA, LGSM

Teaching diploma(Distinction in Art)1964-’67 in Notre Dame College, Liverpool where she studied fine art (painting and sculpture)

In the years following the artist has painted on three Continents and extensively in Europe. She has had a great number of COLLECTIONS from the late 60’s/70/80’s and 90’s from her travels abroad and from locations in Ireland.

Highlights from the New Millennium to the present day

Exhibiting annually with the Watercolour Society of Ireland

Participating in group exhibitions around Ireland, too numerous to mention.

Travelling to La Rochelle, with other Arklow Artists, to exhibit in La Rochelle

Adam's auction rooms in Dawson St. accepting my paintings for a number of years

Solo art exhibitions in Arklow, Wexford and Glastonbury

Participating in, The Lion’s Club Art Auctions in Mullingar and Letterkenny and again this year in Mullingar in October 2019

Solo exhibition, ‘The Heart of the Matter’, The Courthouse Art Centre in Tinahely in 2018

An upcoming Exhibition in the EPA during the Wexford Opera Festival 2019

2020 ‘Renew the Face of the Earth’ is my on-line presentation of my original ‘The Heart of the Matter’ Exhibition. Available on my website

A Song for St Patrick - Tatjana Feldmane

150

25 cm x 30cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

The Fire of Life- Tatjana Feldmane

250

40 cm x 40cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

The Fire of Life- Tatjana Feldmane

150

25cm x 30cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

Flamenco Rhythms- Tatjana Feldmane

150

25cm x 30cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

Out of the Labyrinth- Tatjana Feldmane

150

25cm x 30cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

Inner Light- Tatjana Feldmane

150

25cm x 30cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

Carnival- Tatjana Feldmane

1400

100cm x 100cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

Gypsy Soul Dancing to its Own Drum- Tatjana Feldmane

395

50cm x 70cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

Dragon of Prosperity - Tatjana Feldmane

395

50cm x 70cm

Tatjana Feldmane is an Irish artist specialising in Contemporary and Fluid Art. Postgraduate of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM), she always had a passion for beauty, dynamism and artistic expression. Her project "Joy Art" aims to capture her energetic personality and love for life.


♡ Website: www.joy-art.space

♡ Instagram: joy.art.creations

♡ Facebook: Joy-Art.Space

Mariner - John Keating

300

Etching. 29cm x 33cm on Fabriano Paper. Unframed

John Keating was born in Tipperary. He studied at Crawford College of Art Cork, Trinity College Dublin, Loughborough University and the Arts Students League of New York, which he attended as a Fulbright scholar. Keating has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in the U.S.A., Italy, Spain, Greece, Monaco and China. His work is included in private and public collections in Ireland, the U.S.A., Australia, Italy, Greece and England. Keating has guest lectured and tutored on the drawing studies course at the National Gallery of Ireland, National College of Art and Design, Dublin Institute of Technology and at the University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.


Grattan Master - Barry McAdam

240

60cm x 43cm

Artist Statement:

I like to draw and paint. I work across a range of media. The choice of media is notion driven and doesn't stop until I know that I can create a piece that makes me feel content when looking at it. Rivers, their light, water, atmosphere and flow have captured my imagination for many years and I expect that they will for many more to come. Many of my pieces reflect a love of that moment when light, colour or composition capture my imagination.

My most recent commission was the chairs piece for the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council civic art collection. I have participated in group exhibitions in Dublin, the UK and US. I am also a contributor the the Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde festivals in Enniskillen.

Cherry Blossoms - Helen Cody

250

Drawing. 65cm x 46cm. Unframed.

Helen Cody's experience in the world of fashion spans almost 3 decades.

Graduating in fashion and textiles from NCAD and then moving to Paris to work for French Vogue and Azzedine Alaia, she developed her skills as a leading stylist for fashion magazines, music videos, TV Commercials and Celebrities .

She has worked extensively in London Paris and New York for the worlds leading publications.

She returned to Ireland from London after 5 years in 2013 and re-established her fashion label, launching her unique bridal collection in spring 2014, followed by a season in Ireland's top department store Brown Thomas as part of the CREATE initiative.

In January 2015 Helen was selected for the DCCOI Critical selection Portfolio Project, the first fashion designer to be included with 22 of Ireland top creator makers.

In March 2015 she was made KFW and Image magazine Irish Fashion Designer of the year.

In Sept Helen was asked by the Irish consulate to travel to Shanghai to talk at the Successful design Awards ceremony.

Her work has been exhibited in the royal college of Art London. The Centre Culturel In Paris the Solomon Galleries and Dublin Castle, as part of the PORTFOLIO exhibition.

She has dressed many Irish and international celebrities ,on the red carpet at the Oscar awards, Cannes film festival, The Tony Awards and numerous Irish and international premieres .

Specialising in beautifully crafted, hand made, unique, or limited edition pieces, often taking many months to complete, using only the finest Italian, and French silks, organza's, Cashmere and laces.

She works from her Dublin 8 studio and is available by appointment.

Pressure - Daragh Muldowney

800

1.2m x 600mm on Acrylic.

Daragh’s interest in photography originally developed, when he completed a Scuba Diving course in 1992, where he was awe struck by the experience of being under water. Life under the sea seemed like another world, where he made an instant connection with the elements.

Shortly after Daragh bought a Canon camera, a thirty year old model he still uses occasionally, and began to take photographs to convey his experiences and love of nature. Without the use of artificial light or filters, his photography aims to present the smaller details of nature that we often overlook. As a result, his work gently reminds us to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Daragh began exhibiting his work on the railings of St. Stephens Green in Dublin in the summer of 2002 and due to the success of this exhibition he founded Dúlra Photography in February, 2003.Daragh’s commitment to developing his work was further demonstrated when he travelled across the Sahara in Morocco, and then trekked across glaciers in Iceland, taking photographs of the opposing climates and conditions. The images from the two trips were launched in 2007 as his first themed exhibition called ‘Sand & Ice’.

A couple of years later he took on the exploration of Ireland’s rock pools which was to become ‘Jewellery Box – Ireland’s Hidden Gems’, an exhibition that has travelled to Dublin, New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Mexico, Berlin and Dubai with the wonderful support from Culture Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs.In 2013, Daragh set sail, aboard the Killary Flyer, to Greenland to create a new body of work entitled ‘Out of Thin Air’. Sponsored by Canon, SanDisk and the Killary Adventure Company this collection proved to be the most popular yet winning the FEP European Photobook of the Year award for 2015 in the Landscape category.

For the past three years Daragh has been travelling to Lake Baikal in Siberia working on his new project entitled ‘Beacons’.

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake on the planet, by volume. In winter temperatures drop to as low as -40C and the entire lake is frozen enabling the locals to cross the lake.

Daragh has been compiling the images that document the beauty of the ice there and the small trees that mark out the road traversing the frozen lake.

This project will launch later in 2020.

Mourne View - Tina Poole

150

Oil on Canvas 18x14

Tina has a B.A hons Fine Art Painting NCAD and Hons H. Dip Art Teacher. She has painted abstract in the past and has been teaching for 20 years

Tina got breast cancer last year and have returned to painting as a fabulous healing process.

Past information

Reviews

Irish Times

Group Exhibitions

Kennedys Art Shop

The Crypt, Dublin Castle

Yeates Art Gallery, Sligo

RHA

Dalkey Art Gallery

Purchased

KPMG

PMPA (AXA)

RTE

Private buyers.

Irish School

1500

78cm x 68cm. Framed.

Donated by Eve Linders. Sold at auction in de Veres on 30/9/2014 for €3000. Irish School with initials MB on the left hand side. This is a valuable collectible.

Ducks in the Burren - Frank Sanford

150

49cm x 69cm. Framed.

Frank Sanford has been a working artist for over 30 years. His studio is in Kinvara, Co. Galway.

Animal Farm - Michael O'Neill

700

63 x 67cm. Framed

Since the late 90s Michael O'Neill has been a working artist, having retired from teaching. His collection that evolved tells the story of contemporary Irish visual art in a unique and fascinating way. Michael has been invited to exhibit in the RHA on many occasions and his exhibitions were very well attended. Michael is now 90 and his love of art has not waned. His paintings have fascinated viewers for many years.

He is from west Cork and now resides in Dublin.

Leisurely Walk by the Canal- Michael O'Neill

700

65 x 84cm. Framed

Since the late 90s Michael O'Neill has been a working artist, having retired from teaching. His collection that evolved tells the story of contemporary Irish visual art in a unique and fascinating way. Michael has been invited to exhibit in the RHA on many occasions and his exhibitions were very well attended. Michael is now 90 and his love of art has not waned. His paintings have fascinated viewers for many years.

He is from west Cork and now resides in Dublin.

Lady Gazing at the Sheep - Michael O'Neill

700

56 x 77cm. Framed.

Since the late 90s Michael O'Neill has been a working artist, having retired from teaching. His collection that evolved tells the story of contemporary Irish visual art in a unique and fascinating way. Michael has been invited to exhibit in the RHA on many occasions and his exhibitions were very well attended. Michael is now 90 and his love of art has not waned. His paintings have fascinated viewers for many years.

He is from west Cork and now resides in Dublin.

Exotic Garden - Pauline Macey

700

79cm X 109cm

Pauline Macey was born in Wexford. She studied Fine Art at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and at the National College where she received a Higher Diploma in Art and Design Teaching. Themes within her work are inspired by the natural landscape; mountains, boglands and coastlines. Pauline is a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin.

The Lads - Michael O'Neill

700

59cm x 69cm. Framed.

Since 1962 Michael O'Neill has been a working artist, having retired from teaching. His collection that evolved tells the story of contemporary Irish visual art in a unique and fascinating way. Michael has been invited to exhibit in the RHA on many occasions and his exhibitions were very well attended. Michael is now 90 and his love of art has not waned. His paintings have fascinated viewers for many years.

He is from west Cork and now resides in Dublin.

Portrait of a Girl - Oliver Murphy

300

18 cm x 24 cm, unframed, oil painting, wood panel

Winter Scene - Oliver Murphy

300

18 cm x 24 cm, unframed, oil painting, wood panel

Train Bridge, Quinn's Road- Oliver Murphy

300

12'' x 10'', oil on canvas

Commuter Listening to Music - Oliver Murphy

300

24cm x 18cm, unframed, oil painting wood panel

Portrait of Noel Fielding- Oliver Murphy

300

30cm x 20cm, unframed, oil painting wood panel

Planting seeds on fresh ground Spring

200

Framed, oil on canvas.

There are drills ready to plant the seeds into . There is a board to walk on so as not to damage the ground . In the top right hand corner there are cloches made from old metal windows .

Statement about Artist - Irish Independent - August 6 2018

'Living in Wicklow means that I paint there most. I am always chasing hayfields around where I live," but artist Brien Vahey, who grew up "in South Dublin near the sea", has also painted Wexford, Mayo and Kerry coastlines. People are often absent in his work but he has painted "busy places like the Forty Foot: I like the colour of the water there".

His civil engineer dad meant that "as a kid, I was always around building sites" where he learned "about scale". At IADT, Vahey studied sculpture and animation, worked as a pantomime stagehand, "morphed into theatre design".

Work at the Abbey followed, then a Motley Theatre Design Course in London and he has worked in theatre and television ever since.

Where does he see himself with an art tradition? Jokingly, he says, "I am a Steady Eddie painter," but he admires Vuillard, Bonnard, loves Monet's large ponds, Rothko's light paintings and "lately I've become interested in assembling objects that tell a story and paint them in the landscape".

As in this delightful, bright-as-day, happy canvas, August Easy Kerry. He and his sister Annette - "the first in my family to paint an oil painting" - paint every year in Kerry. "We had coffee, scones Annette made, gingerbread a holiday buy." Painted al fresco, the freshness of Kenmare Bay at Rath Strand on Lambs Head, "where we've been going to ever since our kids were small", is captured in soft flowing distinctive sensuous brush strokes.

Cup, saucer, plate, bowl, jug, all in blue and white, are timeless but the cafetiere and Kevin Barry's brilliant City of Bohane which he had "just finished and really liked" are "current elements that will mark the time in the future". For Brien Vahey, "art is a Zen-like thing. It can capture deeply emotive images which can be received like music".

Sligo Coastline - Grainne Dowling

675

46x36 framed oil and cold wax on Fabriano 650gsm

Gráinne Dowling is a full time practicing artist since graduating from C.C.A.D in 2007. She is originally from Mayo and is currently based in Co. Kildare.

Her semi abstract painting style is based on the landscape of her childhood, the North Mayo/ Sligo coastline and the Curragh of Kildare. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Ireland and in Sweden and has been selected to show her paintings at the RHA ,the RUA ,the Linen Hall Castlebar, Rua Red Tallaght, The Model Sligo and The Hyde Bridge Sligo.

She was one of the artists chosen to paint a life size horse to raise funds for the public art project “Under Starters Orders” in aid of the Injured Jockeys and Sensational Kids Charities.

Ocean 2 - Grainne Dowling

675

46x36 framed oil and cold wax on Fabriano 650gsm

Gráinne Dowling is a full time practicing artist since graduating from C.C.A.D in 2007. She is originally from Mayo and is currently based in Co. Kildare.

Her semi abstract painting style is based on the landscape of her childhood, the North Mayo/ Sligo coastline and the Curragh of Kildare. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Ireland and in Sweden and has been selected to show her paintings at the RHA ,the RUA ,the Linen Hall Castlebar, Rua Red Tallaght, The Model Sligo and The Hyde Bridge Sligo.

She was one of the artists chosen to paint a life size horse to raise funds for the public art project “Under Starters Orders” in aid of the Injured Jockeys and Sensational Kids Charities.

Entanglement - Penny Cahill

100

Oil on canvas. 13” x11” ( 33cm x 28cm) framed.

Penny Cahill has been painting, initially as a hobby for the past 20 years. In 2011 as she neared retirement, she decided to enrol in a part-time degree course in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, and graduated at the end of 6 years, with a BA in Fine Art in 2017. She works in a variety of medium, watercolour, acrylic and pastel crayon, but prefers to use oil as she finds it more forgiving.

Since graduating, Penny has found that colour is the main inspiration for her work, which is abstract in nature. Whilst she might commence a painting with an idea, this can change totally according to how the colours "talk". She is however versatile, creating landscapes, still life and the occasional figure painting.

Penny is a member of The Galway Art Club ( one of the oldest Art Clubs in Ireland, founded over 83 years ago); KAVA, based in Kinvara Co. Galway, and Visual Artists Ireland. She has taken part in many exhibitions, including Incognitio, the Jack and Jill Charity annual post-card exhibition; Exhibitions in the Court House in Ennistymon; KAVA and the Galway Art Club annual exhibitions to name but a few. Her work is held in private collections throughout Ireland and overseas. Penny has also completed several commissions.

pennycahill@gmail.com

School Line Up - Jayne Barry

150

Famed.

Born in Cork, Jayne was a montessori Director for many years.

Originally she worked for the Southern Health Board then opted to stay at home to raise her children and that is when she started to paint as a hobby. Not wanting the smell of oils or the danger of turps in the house she she felt that watercolours was the way to start. It was instant love and the hobby grew, eventually leading her to membership of the Watercolour Society of Ireland (WSCI). Unable to find a montessoi for her youngest child, Jayne opened up her own school in Kinsale (where she lives), shortly followed by a second one. Though busy, this period in her painting career proved to be the most rewarding and she was involved in many group shows,exhibited at RHA for a few years, had several one man shows and achieved much aclaim as a watercolourist. Once her last child went to college Jayne closed the schools and opened as a child/family photographer. Her love of children and art made for a keen eye and a natural for getting the best out of her little subjects but her love of painting grew and wanting to become more involved with the arts she became a member of the WSCI committee.

She has been secretary for the past 6 years and has helped the society to grown and gain more recognition in Ireland and abroad.

The Catch - Patrick Delaney

200

Oil on canvas. 40cm x 50cm.

Evelyn Howell - Trois Oeufs

250

Acrylic on canvas. 40cm x 40cm. Unframed.

Evelyn Howell is an Irish artist. Her love of art began in her 20s where she took still life classes for many years.

She worked in fiance for almost 20 year. Art was always her happy passion. She happily returned to art classes in her forties. Her work consists of mainly still life, abstract and semi abstract.

Wild Poppies on Blue - Mary Dillon

600

Framed: 63 cm x 43 cm Unframed: 39 cm x 18 cm Watercolour on paper, Arches, CP, 640 gsm.


Mary is an Irish botanical artist. She is recognised internationally for her passion for capturing the essence of a plant in a contemporary yet scientifically truthful way. A multi award winning artist, her work belongs in the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the collection of Dr. Shirley Sherwood. Mary has a fascination for botanical art as a personal process. She has a strong international reputation for teaching botanical art. Mary was the founding chairperson of the Irish Society of Botanical Art, is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and a Fellow member of the SBA, UK.


Birches in Winter - Leona Wall

200

Oil on canvas 81 x 71 cms (including frame)

Reared in Co. Laois but now living in Dublin, Leona is a lifelong doodler and lover of drawing, painting and all thing art since childhood. Today, she is hobby artist who has recently rediscovered the joy of flinging paint at a canvas as a way to recharge and step out of everyday life for a time. Always learning, while working predominately with rich, gooey oils paints, Leona likes to paint landscapes and scenes from nature. Silver birch trees are a favourite subject however, having spent a lot of time falling out of them as a kid.