Archive for August, 2014

Pastel Society of Ireland Members Exhibition 2014


Invitation from Betty Christie

The Irish Society of Botanical Artists extends a welcome to all members of the Pastel Society of Ireland and friends to their forthcoming exhibition at the Waterfront.
The catalogue is dedicated to two botanical artists, the late Wendy Walsh, and the late Belfast artist Raymond Piper RUA HRHA.
The catalogue has been described as “a collector’s item” by Michael Viney of the Irish Times.Bettie Christie

Pastel 100 competition Link

IAPS Juried Competition



Aaron Schuerr Workshop – Plein Air

Ireland Plein Air Painting Workshop! Dates: August 5-7. Pastel and Oil. 195 euros, or 65 euros per day. ($275)

In conjunction with the Art in the Open: Irelands International Plein Air Painting Festival, I’ll be teaching a three day plein air painting workshop (immediately following the festival.) Consider signing up for the plein air festival, and then staying on for the workshop. It’s a great way to paint Ireland!

Find “the story” in the landscape and paint it in a way that is direct, simple, fresh, and honest. Engage in fun exercises in charcoal and pastel designed to icus on the foundations of a good picture: value, color, and shape. From here we’ll explore edges, atmospheric perspective, color and shape relationships, and painting with intention.

We’ll approach the landscape from all angles: through demonstrations, group discussions, composition walks, and plenty of one on one input. Demonstrations will be primarily in pastel, but the workshop is open to all mediums. Email me at for more information and to register.

Irish Society of Botanical Artists – with Betty Christie

All members are invited to AIBITIR-The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art-an exhibition by the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, in the Playhouse Theatre, Derry, opening 11th August, 2014.

It will also come to the Waterfront in September (update later)

Each artist had to source their allocated native Irish wildflower/plant, and integrate its illustration around the initial of its Irish name, in a way which showed the characteristics of the plant in all its stages.

Betty Christie’s allocated plant was the dewberry…….e for…..eithreog… Irish.

Following the inaugural exhibition at Glasnevin, in Dublin, the accompanying catalogue was described in the Irish Times as a collectors’ item.

Betty Christie

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