Tag: Inspiration

Loving Vincent…The Movie

Loving Vincent…The Movie

“I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognise that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.” Vincent Van Gogh 1853 – 1890 Yesterday I took myself off […]

Be-Longing by Marta Golubowska

Be-Longing by Marta Golubowska

  Born and reared in Naas, I naturally have an aversion to Newbridge, anyone local to Kildare will know, no surprise there! Think Springfield and Shelbyville. It’s a long standing rivalry and I was always confident Naas was the superior town, until The Riverbank Arts […]

Gratitude – My Attitude!

Gratitude – My Attitude!

  Last October, I wrote about Goals & Gratitude (click here to read) as every so often (way too infrequently) I like to reflect on what I am grateful for – put everything in perspective, if you will. A nice exercise to preform but I could […]

Flowers in Mixed Media – Holistic Art Workshop – Bliss!

Flowers in Mixed Media – Holistic Art Workshop – Bliss!

People always say you should be kind to yourself, I’m not sure any of us really know how to do that but every once in a while an opportunity presents itself and you know by doing it, you are ticking that box. I am not […]

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016

The Hennessy Portrait Prize is currently on show in The National Gallery. Now in it’s third year, the competition aims to highlight and encourage interest in portraiture. That’s what the blurb says at least. For me it is a fantastic showcase of contemporary portraiture in Ireland […]

New Year…Great!?

New Year…Great!?

I love Christmas! I’m sure you are thinking, good for you, it’s over, move on. The reason I am telling you I love Christmas is to premise the fact I have finally reached the conclusion, I don’t love New Year. There is so much pressure […]

Other Voices – Creativity in Co Kerry

Other Voices – Creativity in Co Kerry

Every year, I say I will go, and every year I don’t. 2016 was to be different. In July, my little sis said we had talked about this enough, she was booking a house in Dingle and we were all going to Other Voices. Gosh, […]

Creative Ireland 2017-2022

Creative Ireland 2017-2022

The other day I had a chat with my dad about how art is not really appreciated in this country. We both agreed that we are taught so much about the written word in school and art is definitely left to the few. There is […]

Personalised Children’s Wall Art

Personalised Children’s Wall Art

Recently, I have made a few commissions for nursery gifts. I love working on these because they are just so cute – who doesn’t love tiny babies! I thought it might be an idea to showcase a few of them. 

The Kids are Alright!

The Kids are Alright!

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso.