En Plein Air Landscapes in the Garden

En plein air landscapes

It’s such a splendid day today; the Indian summer is here at least for this week. As a class, we decided on the spur of the moment, that I’d do this morning’s painting demonstration in the garden. This took about an hour to get to this stage…then it was back into the studio for coffee, biscuits and the rest of the class. What drudgery!

En plein air landscapes painting in the garden

En plein air landscapes painting in the garden En plein air landscapes painting in the garden En plein air landscapes painting in the garden Learning to paint en plein air landscapes

In the brighter months, I run en plein air landscapes painting workshops and events in venues around the country (and this year in sunny countries!) I’ve hosted groups in An Grianán, County Louth, beautiful Grangecon in County Wicklow and Wexford in the sunny south east of Ireland.  Click on the links below to see what’s coming up this year and BOOK EARLY!

If you want me to run an exciting and creative teambuilding workshop, contact me directly on 086 247 0737

2020 May 17-19 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

2020 Painting in Sunny Silves (Algarve) Portugal. Date TBA

2020 June 20 En Plein Air Painting Day in beautiful Grangecon, Wicklow. Vouchers Available

2020 August 28-30 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

August Painting at An Grianán

 Thank you to all who attended last weekend’s en plein air painting weekend with me in An Grianán, home of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. Thanks also to the staff there for hosting this event. Once again I enjoyed it immensely – and the feedback has been tremendous. 

I have to say, I learned a lot from teaching everyone as I always do. This time, we ventured out of the beautiful campus to paint in Termonfeckin itself and then at Port Oriel in Clogherhead. We were lucky with the weather, too. We caught a couple of showers but had plenty of sunshine to paint in.  We met colourful characters and interested passers-by who stopped to chat.

I’m so looking forward to making another trip to An Grianán. The staff are so friendly and obliging and the food is plentiful and delicious. Maybe, since the duller weather is approaching, an indoor weekend workshop might be worth considering…portraiture, still lifes and working with imitation gold leaf to bring a little sunshine back? Drop me an email if you’d like that – or have any suggestions.

Meanwhile, art classes in my studio are starting again next week. There are still a couple of places on Wednesday morning if you want to venture into the world of painting in a genuine artist’s studio. There’s always fresh coffee and biscuits to keep you going – and I do a demonstration painting at every class.

Paint small; paint oils; paint often!


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Plein air painting in Ballymore Demesne walled garden, Wexford, brilliant sunny day
Plein air painting in Ballymore Demesne walled garden, Wexford, brilliant sunny day

Hi guys,

I’ve been very silent on the web site over the summer but I promise that I’ve been working hard on my craft! I’ve attended en plein air painting events in Ireland and France – and I’ve picked up new techniques from many great painters  along the way.  I’ve even had one or two theories of mine about painting confirmed, which is great. 

All this experience, I want to pass on to you in my studio classes, so we can advance each of us, in our artistic journey, which thankfully never ends…

My morning classes are almost all full at this stage – just a couple of places left. There’s availability in the evenings, though. Call me on 086 427 0737 or email for more information. Beginners always welcome.

Art Classes in Dublin Classes:

Tuesday Morning: 10am -12.30pm 1 Place
Tuesday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm FULL

Wednesday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 2 Places

Thursday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm  FULL
Thursday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 1 Place

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€185 per term. Payment secures place. Email here for information and booking.

See pictures from my painting classes here.

You can see some of my painting studies here.

If you’re looking for art materials in Ireland, you can find everything you’re looking for at these places:

Evans Art Store

Cork Art supplies

*Please understand that first refusal on places goes to those already in the class so they can continue to learn all about painting.