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100 x 100 x 100

100 x 100 x 100
This is something I had in mind for a while… : to create 100 paintings in 100 days, for 100 euros each. I am not part of the “a painting a day” movement like many great artists out there, so this is quite a challenge for me…!

Each painting is a cute 3″x3″ acrylic on board, mounted on an optional 9″x9″ black mount ready to be framed, showing the title and my signature. (See image below…) So you have a lovely “petite” piece of art that may be smaller in size, but is filled with the same amount of colours, textures and care.

I started this series of little treasures on Friday 17th September, and will be finishing (if all goes well!) just on time for Christmas Eve. Each painting will be posted on my blog everyday, and also to a special section of my website.
On these paintings I am offering free worldwide shipping* and will also gift-wrap for free should you wish so.
* : shipping with regular registered post, you can upgrade to courier if you wish for 10 euros.
So here are the few paintings that were created in the last few days..
Day 5 – “Peaceful”, 3″x3″

SOLD!

Day 4 – “I’m With You”, 3″x3″

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Day 3 – “Crimson Trees”, 3″x3″

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Day 2 – “Enchanted”, 3″x3″

SOLD!

Day 1 – “Blooming”, 3″x3″

SOLD!!!

A Piece of me on 5th Avenue…

A Piece of me on 5th Avenue...

I recently completed a commission which was going to a very nice young woman in New-York City… She had previously seen my work in the reception area of Muckross House in the Killarney National Park during a trip to Ireland and had wrote to me saying how much she loved it…

A few months later I was contacted by this gentleman who wanted to commission a piece for the lady in question.. I was of course delighted..!
After we decided on a size, I was given complete “carte blanche” for the design but told that the lady LOVED strawberries… “Strawberry Hills” was born a couple of weeks later and then shipped to NYC… Here is a small section of the email she sent to me after receiving it… :

“…this morning was like Christmas (or technically, more like a warm, summer NYC rainy morning). N and I carefully unscrewed the top panel of the wooden box, which we laid in the middle of my rug.
– We opened up the panel, uncovered the painting and both of us lost our breaths. AMELIE. I think you took me to heaven and back 🙂 I LOVE IT!!!!…”


I must say I could receive messages like this everyday! It’s so heart-warming…

 

Back by Popular Demand…

Back by Popular Demand...

I know what you will say… very different from your other paintings!! And you would be right: I painted thie “collage” of Killarney’s different attractions a good few years ago, I wasn’t here very long then… This painting was inspired by a style I had seen in Prague on a weekend away, I couldn’t wait to come back and do a Killarney version of it. I was quite happy with it so I decided to have mini posters made of it, and they sold like hot cakes…

I am pleased to say that they are now back…! Image size 17″ by just over 8 1/2″, with a 3/8″ margin all around for framing… I am selling them at 20 euros and will ship them FREE OF CHARGE anywhere in the world. Perfect as a little present for someone who has visited our beautiful Killarney town…

Kinsale…

Kinsale...

I just realised I never posted the images of the opening of the Boathouse Gallery in Kinsale… Here is just a few of them…

With owners Liz and Gerard Timmons

The gallery front, right on Main St

A good turn-out…!

A few of my paintings…

My boyfriend Stephen and fellow artist Mark Eldred who was also exhibiting…

Happy me enjoying a glass of red…

The next pictures will be the ones from my Solo Exhibition on Valentia, coming up this weekend… I’m sure by now you all know the dates by heart!

Nearly Ready…

Nearly Ready...
I’m nearly finished preparing for my solo exhibition… I took a week off too travel around Kerry since my younger brother was visiting me with his girlfriend… It’s not too often I get visitors from Canada…!

Thankfully I had most of the preparations done before they arrived, so I am now left with one painting to complete, maybe an other 2 or 3 small ones to do, and some of the framing. Did you know the Killarney Art Gallery now offers framing as well…? The mouldings haven’t all been received yet but if you go in Declan will certainly advise you on the best option to suit your piece…

So there, the dates are confirmed, and here is a lovely self-promoting postcard to tell you all the juicy details:

Just in case you can’t see it properly… July 1st to 5th at the gallery on Valentia Island and July 6th to 11th at the Killarney Art Gallery. Small informal gathering on Friday July 2nd around 4pm where I will be present… So if you are around by all means come and have a look and have a glass of wine by the sea…!

The Final Five

The Final Five
(Texte en français plus bas…!)
There is a lovely Café/Gallery in Cap-Rouge, in the suburb of Québec City… “La Gwal’Art” is ran by Linda and her “Breton” husband…
On the first weekend of June (4th, 5th and 6th) There is an Arts Festival in the small community of Cap-Rouge and the Gwal’Art is the place to be as they are a very prominent part of this festival every year. Linda asked me to send her 5 small pieces for the festival, and they are now ready to be posted…

“Ciel de Rubis” Acrylique sur toile, 5″x5″
“Gourmandises” Acrylique sur toile, 5″x10″
“L’Arbre de Vie” Acrylique sur toile, 12″x12″
“Quiétude” Acrylique sur toile, 5″x10″
“Douceur” Acrylique sur toile, 5″x5″
Juste à l’extérieur de Québec, à Cap-Rouge, se trouve La Gwal’Art, un sympathique café-resto-galerie, tenu par la très gentille Linda et son mari Breton. Cap-Rouge tiendra bientôt son annuel Festival Découvr’Arts et Linda m’a demandé de lui envoyer 5 pièces pour l’occasion… Elles sont maintenant prêtes à poster…!

Poppy Pods, 14″x9″

Poppy Pods, 14"x9"

Aqua World, 5″x5″

Aqua World, 5"x5"

Two paintings on the go…

Two paintings on the go...

Two Old Friends… and Two New Ones…

Two Old Friends... and Two New Ones...

There are some paintings that I have known… forever it seems. Paintings that I looked at as a dreamy teenager and later on during art history lessons at college. I am just back from a quick trip to London, where I knew I was going to see one of these “old friends” at the Tate Britain.

“The Lady of Shallots” by John William Waterhouse, was calmly waiting for me, and it was such a pleasure to admire her, right in front of me… The details of her skin, hair, clothing, the grass in the forefront… Here is the caption…:
“This painting illustrates Alfred Tennyson’s poem The Lady of Shalott. Draped over the boat is the fabric the lady wove in a tower near Camelot. But she brought a curse on herself by looking directly at Sir Lancelot.With her right hand she lets go of the chain mooring the boat. Her mouth is slightly open, as she sings ‘her last song’. She stares at a crucifix lying in front of her. Beside it are three candles, often used to symbolise life. Two have blown out. This suggests her life will end soon, as she floats down the river.”

Sad story…! Little did I know that a few corridors away I would discover an other “old friend”, and this was soooo unexpected I actually had a “moment”, an “Oh my God, SHE’s here!” moment.

“Ophelia”
was as beautiful as I remembered her… floating away to her sad destiny…

Anyway, on a happier note, there was two paintings at the Tate Britain which I was not familiar with and I could have looked at them forever as well..


“The Two Crowns” by Sir Frank Dicksee

The colors and textures in this are just breath-taking. The gold of the King’s armor, the petals, the ladies dresses… Fabulous.


“The Carnation Lilly” by John Singer Sargent

I just love the light effect from the paper lanterns and the whole image is so sweet…

Well, thanks for reading, I was looking forward to write about this art encounter…

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