“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome Back to my blog, that’s directed at both you and me! Whatever you read, the experts all agree to make a blog interesting and keep readers engaged you must write consistently. So what does Kate do, write once a week for 8 months, build […]
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 […]
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.
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso.
Last weekend Fly Your Kite left the studio and ventured out into the big bad world! I did my first two craft markets and they went really well. I used loads of online forums and blogs to help me get prepared and so here are my […]
I love the work of Lucian Freud, I love how raw and honest his portraits are. I’m not alone in this as he is regarded as one of the greatest realists of the 20th century. IMMA have a 5 year loan of 50 of his […]