Archive for April, 2012

Check out Simon Kenevan’s amazing pastels

I found this artist on facebook and couldn’t resist sharing this link so that you can all see some of his fantastic pastel seascapes!/pages/Simon-Kenevan/47734173039

Read about great Pastel Society weekend workshop on Rosie McClellands Blog page

Rosie McClelland Art

This weekend was my second visit to Carlow. For some amazing reason I was invited back by the Pastel Society of Ireland to tutor another workshop at the Askea Parish Community Centre. I have to be honest, the first time round I wasn’t exactly sure where Carlow was – somewhere just south of the border – I thought – never realising it was a four hour drive from Belfast into the heart of Ireland! Members of the workshop had also travelled far and wide from other corners of Ireland – Roberta from Co Antrim, Kay from Co Down, Sheila from Cork, Annabel, Mary and Lisa from Meath. Oh dear I’ve just had to google Meath to see exactly where that is (note to self – brush up on Irish geography)!! Attracta, Molly and Noreen were locals and made us all feel very welcome with great tips on where to dine in the evening.

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Artists Beware

Just had an attempt at a scam thought I would share with you. A “Foreign” Gentleman e-mailed expressing great interest in several paintings but insisting he wanted to deal with me direct rather than through Gallery (Andrew Droolyan). We got down to discussing the payment, exchanging addresses etc where he was going to send me a moneygram before I dispatched paintings. We communicated mainly by e-mail and skype.

At the end of the coversation he announced that he was working in Benin and would need me to contact federal express on ( to get a courier to pick up the Moneygram from him and he would add the courier charges to the payment. He was quite convincing, but I told him I would be happy to wait for my Moneygram until he returned to UK. I checked the e-mail above – is not really correct for fedex. Thank God I didn’t get carried away and give credit card details…. Artists beware – particularly if you have a website


David Sweet

Congratulations Christine Algie

Christine Algie currently has four beautiful wildlife paintings in a group exhibition in St Marks Parish Church on the Hollywood road East Belfast.  Exhibition finishes Sat 21st April so get over if you get a chance.

Red dot on Gertie – well done Christine…..

Welcome newest Associate Member

A big welcome to our newest associate member – Bridie Smyth from Armagh.  You can see some of her work at her website

Painting Classes in Dublin – the Hugh Lane Gallery

Drawing and Painting Classes for Adults

 New Perspectives Through Drawing

Saturdays 12 May- 7 July 2012

10.00am-Noon (excluding June Bank Holiday weekend)/ €110

Led by Felicity Clear and Beth O’Halloran

Life Drawing

Saturdays 12 May – 7 July (excluding June Bank Holiday weekend)


Led by Felicity Clear and Beth O’Halloran

Aspects of Drawing

Tuesdays 15 May-3 July 2012-€85

Led by John Adye-Curran

Exploring the Collection Through Painting: Art Techniques in Focus

Thursdays 3 May – 28 June

10.30am-12.30pm/€20 per class

Led by Mary Noonan.

For further details please see

To book your place please contact 01 2225553.









Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland T: + 353 1 222 5550 E: W:

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