My friends at Andersen Press have just sent me copies of a lovely new edition of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by me.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Here's my demo painting of Francis from today's workshop at Kennedy Art
I got in about one and a half hours of painting through the day.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Here's a nice little film about Pictiúr, the exhibition of Irish Children's Book Illustrators curated by my good pal Niamh Sharkey, Laureate na nÓg.
If you look hard you might just see a couple of my pictures from The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey in there somewhere.
The exhibition toured Europe and is now back in Ireland travelling to venues around the country including IMMA over the Christmas period.
The show is running now at Draíocht, Blancharstown and continues there until October 5th.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
In a few weeks I will be starting teaching some classes for my friend Germaine at Swan Art in Dublin.
I will be teaching a two hour class on Tuesday evenings and participants sign up for six weeks at a time.
We get artists with a wide range of abilities so I like to keep the programme of classes fairly flexible in order to respond to their needs and interests, but my six week programme generally starts with still life drawing and painting in oils, at some stage we will be touching on landscape and portraiture work and I like to end on the sixth week drawing the live nude model.
We always have a nice atmosphere at the classes I have done at Swan Art and you can see some of the great results my students have achieved in these photos.
I think the first six weeks are fairly heavily booked already but you can contact Germaine on 087 2142394 for more information on availability.