Friday, 19 December 2014

❄ ❄ Happy Christmas! ❄ ❄

❄ ❄ Thank you to everyone that has supported my work in 2014- from liking my Facebook page, liking and commenting on the posts, reading and commenting on the posts on this blog, sharing my work and purchasing my artworks and designs. I really appreciate the support and it means a lot.

2014 has been a very eventful and jam packed year for me and I am so excited about Christmas this year! My family will be together at home for the first time in three years and this will be my first Christmas with my wonderful husband!

Happy Christmas Everyone! Let the celebrations begin ❄ ❄

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Pop Up Exhibition at Uillinn- West Cork Art Centre

I am delighted to be exhibiting in the new West Cork Arts Centre's Pop Up Exhibition which opened on Friday 12th of December and will run until Sunday 21st December. There was a great buzz in town yesterday as people wearing amazing handmade masks handed out flyers and promoted the exhibition. The Pop Up gallery is in a lovely little space and was very busy so I will have to go back for another look next week! The exhibition is open daily from 10.30- 5.30pm and will only be closed on Sunday 14th December.

For the last 30 years, the West Cork Arts Centre has been on North Street in Skibbereen.
The new building is no longer just called the 'West Cork Arts Centre', it is now identified as 'Uillinn - West Cork Arts Centre'. The word is Gaelic in its origin and translates to 'angle'. The name is inspired by the new angular building, which is a purpose-built arts centre in the middle of Skibbereen town. You can read all about the building here.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New work and Christmas Exhibition at 2020 Art Gallery, Cork City

Yesterday I got to view the new Christmas Exhibition at 2020 Art Gallery in Cork City and it looks amazing! The sun was shining and the gallery was full of a wide range of artwork, from painting to print to textiles and more.

Here are a few photos of some of my work, and a little peek at the work of other gallery artists Sharon Dipity and Amelie Gagne. I also have a selection of limited edition archival giclee and screen prints so something to suit every budget :).

Image ©2020ArtGallery

I can finally share my latest original artwork with you :). This is 'Sea Pottery', an abstract painting inspired by the sea that I live near in West Cork. 

'Our annual festive exhibition is back with Irish art to suit
all pockets. Ideal, unique gifts for everyone on your list!

Featuring artwork from the country’s most talented artists,
including; Julie Beckett, Nora Buttimer, Kevin Callaghan,
Donagh Carey, Laura Cull, Sharon Dipity, Amelie Gagné,
Joe Healy, Anna Hearne, Eadaoin Harding Kemp, James
Horan, Ludmila Korol, Anne Marie McInerney, Jenny
Monks, Lily Reilly, Martin Stone and Dana Winder.

Prices from €30'

This year, the gallery is running '2020's 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!' This is a special promotion where there will be 12 amazing offers on random days between now and Christmas Eve. The offers are valid for just one day each so if you are looking to buy artwork this Christmas, be sure to subscribe to the 2020 mailing list and watch your mail box and the 2020 Facebook, Twitter & Instagram accounts. 


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Metal Art Prints- Perfect Christmas Gifts!

My new design 'Blue Butterfly' has been printed on metal and is ready to hang in your home. This metal print can even be hung in damp areas such as bathrooms and in rain protected outdoor areas (so it doesn't get it's wings wet!)

The print measures 105mm x 148mm (A6) and there are only 2 of these available here.
It will also be available in a larger size at a Cork based Art Gallery this Christmas, but more to come on that soon :)

'Blue Butterfly' is also available as a limited edition fine art print which you can view here

Another design, 'Let's Grow Together' is available as a metal print and at 10 x 10cm it makes a great little stocking filler. There are just 3 of these available and you can find them here

My 'Lace Doily' design is also available as a metal print in both small (10 x 10cm) and large (20 x 20cm) sizes.

There is just one of the small prints left which is available here

and the large prints are available here

All of these prints are ready to hang and can even be hung in damp areas such as bathrooms and in rain protected outdoor areas. These little prints make great presents and are are ideal to post as gifts to friends and family abroad.


Monday, 17 November 2014

The Coffee Art Project Exhibition, Paris

Are any of my readers Paris based? If so, one of my Pink Lace Doily Ltd Edt screen prints is part of this fantastic exhibition. It opens today and runs until November 22nd. Opening hours are 10am - 18pm. The link to the event is here.

Over 300 artists worldwide-have participated in this great exhibition which opens today! The Coffee Art Project aims to showcase the creativity and talents of emerging artists, while engaging a deep spirit of community among those who share a passion for great coffee and coffee culture. The ultimate objective of this program, however, is to raise valuable funds for and awareness of Project Waterfall, which supports clean water and sanitation initiatives.

'Lace Doily is my contemporary take on the vintage crochet doily. This is an item that holds such nostalgia, and historically many were used as coasters for coffee cups. Doilies were created using a method called 'Openwork' which allows the surface of the underlying object to show through. I created an illustration using this method, which is the method I illustrate in, and chose a modern colour to create a contemporary feel. This created a juxtaposition between the two eras. The illustration is delicate and fragile so the technique of screen printing captures the delicacy of the vintage crochet doily.'

Image ©TheCoffeeArtProject

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Petal to Petal Christmas Gift Guides

I just finished the last gift guide,'For the Little One'- I wanted to get them finished this week so everyone will have time to find their Christmas gifts 

Here are all 5 gift guides..

 You can view them all here. Happy shopping :)