Below are the three new Prints at a special show price of just 49 euro! (usually 60 euro)
Christmas time is upon us again and I shall have my usual stall at this years craft fair upstairs in the grainstore at Ballymaloe county Cork. It takes place over three days now as it includes the evening of Friday 15th 6-9pm, then all day Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. Possibly the best Christmas craft fair in Ireland as it is large enough to have really good choice of gifts and plenty to do and enjoy but small enough to be friendly and not exhausting to get round. I have three brand new prints for the show of song birds from my most recent paintings and a lovely new Fox design Christmas card.
Below are the three new Prints at a special show price of just 49 euro! (usually 60 euro)
Below are all my 8 different Christmas card designs all taken from my original paintings
Lastly, this year I will have some super end of year bargains with some selected prints up to half price just at Ballymaloe!
Thank you to everybody who came to my exhibition preview at Kilcock art gallery and a special thank you to cllr Vincent P martin for standing in at the last minute to making the opening speech after Mary Reynolds canceled due to illness.(lovely video on his facebook page and also on Kilcock art gallery's page, which has proved popular viewing!). One other post that has proved to be massively popular was about my method of painting so by popular request I have put together a slide show of how I painted 'Cool Water' below. The exhibition runs until the 16th of November, Wednesday- Saturday, 11am - 4pm
All are welcome to come along to the opening preview at Kilcock art gallery, Co.Kildare tomorrow Saturday 19th Oct. All the paintings are on the gallery walls ready! For more details please contact the gallery or me if you prefer on my contact page. The gallery also has a facebook page, twitter, instagram, google and linkedin.
I thought it might be interesting to say a bit about my painting method.I spend a lot of time in the field sketching, especially wildlife, which I find really helpful. Although I often start an oil painting out in the countryside (or do a small scale oil sketch) most of my oil paintings are completed back in the studio over weeks or sometimes months using my sketches and photographs for reference as my work is highly detailed.I work mainly with brushes in a realistic but painterly style which I find allows me to exercise my skills whilst leaving me creative freedom to express myself by interpreting what I see and so allowing something of my thoughts and feelings to be in my paintings.
The paintings for my forthcoming exhibition at Kilcock art gallery are now all at the gallery! and I am sending out invitations for the opening preview which is on 19th October 3-5pm 2019 with special guest Mary Reynolds (www.marymary.ie), the exhibition will then run until 16th November.
The exhibition features wildlife and landscape oil paintings and watercolour and graphite wildlife sketches all of which are available to purchase now, just contact the gallery or myself for details, the prices are also on the gallery website- www.kilcockartgallery.ie
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the day,
I am please to announce the details of my forthcoming solo exhibition of paintings at Kilcock art gallery, county Kildare, Ireland. The opening preview is on the 19th October 2019, 3 til 5pm and the special guest opening the exhibition is Mary Reynolds marymary.ie , nature activist, self described reformed landscape designer, founder of 'we are the ark ', author of 'Garden Awakening' and the inspiration behind the 2015 movie 'Dare to be wild' about Mary's journey to winning the gold medal at the Chelsea Garden show in London.
The exhibition will run until November 16th but if anyone would like an invitation to the opening preview please contact me via my website's contact page or contact Kilcock gallery, all are welcome and there is a brochure about the paintings with the postal invitation or one can have an email version if preferred or simply come along on the day!
In this collection of paintings celebrating the beauty of nature I have some works in which natures art of camouflage is explored and I thought I would just say a few words about this. Many birds that I paint are brightly coloured and obviously want to stand out, but at times some are safer if they blend in to their habitat. see these examples below.
'Juvenile Peregrine Falcons'
One can see that the birds plumage is good camouflage in this mountain setting and I used the same palette of colours for all, making sure that the birds were still clearly visible by careful use of light in the painting.
'Otters in the Fairy Glen'
I find Otters are quite hard to spot, in smooth water you sometime see the tell tale trail of silver bubbles from one under the surface and often you just hear the plop of one disappearing into the water as it saw you first! In this painting there is more than one Otter and I hope it takes the viewer a minute or two to spot them.
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
Sarah Corner, Artist