Cast painting workshop in Enniskerry Schoolhouse for art Oct 2016

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                There’s going to be a new cast painting workshop starting this October at the Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry. It’s going to be over 8 evenings  from the 6th of October making 24 hours total painting time. Painting from the cast is an excellent way to learn how to observe nature (the casts in … Read More

My painting is a finalist in the 12th International ARC Salon!

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…along with a mere 1005 other works. Quite what that means I don’t really know, but it seems like a hugely long final list to me. The list of other finalists reads like a who’s who in the painting world. There seems to be a couple of other Irish artists in there too which is nice. Well done to everyone who … Read More

Painting the figure in BLOCK T this September

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Join us at BLOCK T for 2 days of painting the figure this September. Bookings can be made at eventbrite here. The suggested materials list based on what is available at Evans Art Supplies, D7 is: • white spirit (Douglas, or Bartoline Low Odour) • turpentine (Douglas) • willow charcoal • wooden palette • palette knife • canvas (minimum size approx 30 x 40cm or … Read More

Upcoming shows – RHA & Eigse



I’ve got a drawing in this years RHA Annual show. Hope to see you at the Varnishing Day or Opening Day this weekend. I’ve also got this portrait in the AIB Éigse Open Submission, which is opening on the 29th this month. Congratulations and best of luck to all the selected artists.

Upcoming Workshop – Painting the Human Figure with Oils


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Saturday 24th January – Nicholas Robinson – Painting the Human Figure with Oils – Limited Palette One day course in painting the nude in oil. Florence Academy of Art prize winner and graduate Nicholas Benedict Robinson will instruct in painting the nude using limited oil palette. The course will comprise a step-by-step introduction to Realist painting methods, including demonstrations, individual … Read More