This bank holiday Monday I will have a stand at the wonderful Tinahely Agricultural show in County Wicklow (the Wicklow County show). My stall will be in the craft village marquee. This is one of the few shows in Ireland that has a marque dedicated to crafts and all exhibitors are vetted and therefore the standard is high and well worth a visit if you are at the show which is a fabulous agricultural show, one of the best in my opinion without being too vast that one can't get round it all! I will have all my limited edition prints at special show prices and my artist's book- 'Scattered with light, painting the beauty of nature' which is proving very popular. I have some new greetings card designs to add to my already quite large selection, you can see these below. this will be my last summer show this year as I am busy painting away in my studio working towards my forthcoming solo exhibition at Kilcock art gallery in county Kildare which is due to open on October 19th.
If anyone is near the village of Bansha in County Tipperary in August there is an exhibition of paintings in Templeniery church of paintings by the art group I tutor there (plus a couple of my paintings). The standard is high and worth a visit.
This weekend I shall be at the Clonmel show which will be my fourth year at this lovely show on Sunday the 7th July 2019 at Clonmel racecourse. I am not attending as many events with my prints as usual this year as I am working towards a solo exhibition of my original paintings in October at Kilcock art gallery in County Kildare entitled 'True to Nature', but Clonmel show is a must! Thank you to all the people who bought from me at the Waterford country fair last month, It was great to meet people who love and appreciate both art and nature. If anyone who has seen my stall at a show or discovered my website recently would be interested in coming to the preview of my exhibition in October you would be most welcome, just contact me or the gallery for an invitation.
At the Clonmel show on Sunday I shall have all my limited edition prints and greetings cards and new for this year I have copies of my recently published artist's book entitled 'Scattered with light, painting the beauty of nature'. The book is packed full of colour images of my paintings from over the last seventeen years with detailed notes on my inspiration and method including some step by step photographs of how the paintings were created and some expert techniques explained clearly. There is landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, still life and Horses. The last chapter has my wildlife sketches and preparatory work in pencil and watercolour. The A4 sized book has over 100 pages and is available directly from me at the show for just 25 euro, (saving the 10 euro postal charge from my online price of 35 euro). I can also sign the book if requested on the day.
A few extracts from the book below-
"If you are looking for a great family day out why not try the Waterford country fair at Curraghmore House and gardens this Sunday the 9th of June, its a beautiful location with lots to enjoy. I will have a stall there, for the second time at this superb fair, with my limited edition prints of wildlife and Irish landscapes and new for this year I will have my artist's book for sale. The book 'Scattered with Light, painting the beauty of Nature' is a full colour A4 size book with over 100 pages. It is full of examples of my work over the years and has detailed notes and some step by step photographs of how some of the paintings were created. I will of course have a large selection of greetings cards made from my paintings that I can frame for you while you wait at the show! I will be demonstrating painting birds in water colours on the day so please come at watch if you are at the show and I will be happy to answers any questions about my work"-
This was the best selling Limited edition print at last years Fair " Summer Haze" a scene from Tipperary
Group Exhibition at Origin Gallery Dublin
I am delighted to be exhibiting in this group exhibition along with nine other leading landscape artists at the Origin gallery, the exhibition is to be opened tonight (Thurs. March 14th) by Dr. Noelle Campbell Sharp, founder of the Cill Rialaig Artist's retreat in County Kerry. This wonderful retreat enables artists from all over the world to stay almost cost free in the artist's village of cottages right by the sea in Kerry. I have had two residencies each a truly inspirational experience! Some of the paintings that arose from my residencies are in this exhibition.
There is a wine reception 6 - 8pm tonight at the Origin, 37 Fitzwilliam st Upper, Dublin 2 to start the exhibition if anyone is interested to come along to preview this brilliant collection of work by very different artists all with their own interpretations of the wild Kerry land and seascape. I shall be there and would be pleased to see you.
'Each artists responds in their own unique way to the landscape and this special vision is what enables them to create their art. My style of painting is true to nature and the inspiration is from deep in my heart and is in response to my wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Kerry is a very distinctive and different landscape to paint and each time I have been there to paint it has taken a few days just to absorb the colour and beauty before I can actually start painting, then the inspiration just flows! it is a magical place'.
For more details please contact the gallery on - 01 662 9347 or click on the button below for the website.
You are cordially invited to preview a group exhibition of paintings entitled
THY KINGDOM COME
at Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam St. Upper, Dublin 2
opening by Dr. Noelle Campbell Sharp
Founder, Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Co. Kerry
on THIS Thurs 14th March 2019
Wine reception 6 - 8pm
RSVP Ph. 01 662 9347
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TEN LEADING LANDSCAPE ARTISTS PAINT THE KINGDOM OF KERRY
Featuring works by...
ANDREW GIFFORD, LINDA GRAHAM, EITHNE HEALY, SUSAN MORLEY, MAGGIE BROWN
SARAH CORNER, SARAH LANGHAM, ROD COYNE, KEN BROWNE, CAROLE SHUBOTHAM
THE FINAL HURRAH!
The last exhibition at 37 Fitzwilliam St.
ORIGIN RELOCATING SOON
I discovered a few days ago someone selling what they said was a Sarah Corner painting, but it was actually a print of a painting I was commissioned to paint some years ago by the Lake hotel in Killarney, Kerry. My original oil painting was 26"x48" and can be seen at the hotel. I have never published a print of this painting myself but the Hotel with my permission made some prints of the painting to give away free to guests at the hotel as a memento of their stay. I had no input whatsoever in the production of the prints and they are most definitely not the same high quality as my own museum standard limited edition Giclee prints, but they were only intended as a free gift and I have heard that they may not be 100% light fast ( meaning their colour may fade in strong sunlight). This gives me an opportunity to stress again the importance of buying good quality prints such as my own ones are,the inks and paper I use are of the highest quality available and are also 100% printed in Ireland. All my prints come with a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and myself and the prints are signed and numbered by me to give you the security of knowing you are buying the genuine high quality article and will allow the prints to be resold in the future if you should wish. If a print has not been signed and numbered by me, then it is not one of my prints!
This is a photograph of the print the hotel made from my original painting
A really big Thank you to everyone who came to the Mountmellick craft fair, despite the torrential down pour or two!. Weather aside it was a great little fair with a fantastic team of organisers and a really friendly atmosphere and I met some nice people and had good sales, so smiles all round. My book 'Painting the beauty of nature' sold very well and many visitors had a strong interest in both painting and nature (birds being most popular for print and card sales) and it was lovely to meet everyone. Lastly a very happy Christmas to all! - Sarah
Please note that the deadline for Print and book online orders for Christmas delivery is this Wednesday the 12th December but after that date for orders within Ireland please contact me before ordering for the possibility of a last minute delivery depending on what I have in stock.
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
Firstly I like to say a big thank you to all my customers at the Ballymaloe Christmas Craft fair and say how nice it was to meet them all and I really appreciate the interest in my work, in my book, prints & cards and all their kind compliments.
Next is an art and craft fair that is new for me at the 'Mountmellick Christmas Art,Craft & Food fair in County laois on Sunday the 2nd of December in O'Connell Square mountmellick from 1-6pm. It looks to be a fabulous and unusual event with marquees for the many stalls around the square's Christmas tree and entertainment throughout the afternoon.
Once again I will have all my limited edition prints on display at special show prices and a large selection of my artists greetings cards,some for Christmas and some for any occasion.My pack of Irish song bird cards make a lovely stocking filler as does the pack of 'Grumpy baby Wrens' cards.
Below is the cards in my Irish song bird pack of six cards for just E 11.50
And this is the 'Grumpy Baby Wrens' pack of six (the same) for just E 9.95
I will have my artist's book 'Scattered with light, painting the beauty of nature' for sale which would make a lovely present for anyone interested in Art, Nature, Horses and the Irish landscape. The detailed notes and step by step photographs of how the paintings were created make it absolutely ideal for anyone with an interest in painting in oils.
The best selling prints at last week fair at Ballymalloe were of the river Suir, Tipperary & the river Caragh, Kerry-
It's the Christmas craft fair season again and next weekend I will have a stall at the wonderful Ballymaloe Christmas Craft fair at the grainstore at Ballymaloe, Shanagarry, Co. Cork, this year it includes the evening of Friday 16th 6pm-9pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday the 17th & 18th of November from 10 am - 6pm. This will be my third year of exhibiting at Ballymaloe and I will have lots of new gift ideas and Christmas cards along with my limited edition prints and greetings cards of birds and country scenes. These are the Christmas designs, this year I will have some great value packs and gift boxes of the cards as well as selling them singly.
I will have the full range of my limited edition prints at special show prices, a fantastic gift for someone who loves art, nature, the Irish landscape or horses. Here is just a selection but you can see the full collection on my website.( I will have some framed prints as well as unframed)
For the first time I will be selling my artist's book entitled 'Scattered with Light, Painting the beauty of nature'. The book is A4 sized and has 102 pages with high quality images of my paintings with detailed notes and practical advice and techniques including some step by step photographs to show how the paintings were created. This book would be the perfect Christmas gift for anyone with an interest in Art, nature, the Irish landscape or horses and if they also paint a little themselves it will be an valuable treasure trove of advice and encouragement. The book can be purchased on my website's online shopping page for 35 euro (inc.P&P) but why not save 10 euro and buy it at the show for just 25 euro and if you wish I will also sign the book for you.
Cue the fanfare- The book is here!
I am very pleased to say that the book about my work that I have been working on for quite some time is published and now available to purchase on my online shopping page or by contacting me.It's A4 size with easy to read text and packed full of full colour images of my paintings, 102 pages altogether. Although it's not a beginners manual on painting it has detailed notes and some step by step photographs to show how the work was created. See more details and excerpts from the book on the 'Artist's book and limited edition prints page on my site or on the online shopping page.
The book sell for 25 euro but online I have to include 10 euro for P&P for Ireland, Europe and the UK, making it 35 euro. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have read the book!
Sarah Corner, Artist