Great to be on the site and to have found this group.
My name is Tom J. Byrne. I'm an Irish painter based in Paris and the south of France. It sounds nice doesn't it. I've never worked as hard in my life.
I love to paint pleine air. It's really the most satisfying of things for me. I also paint portraits and nudes.
If anyone is interested there is a life drawing exhibition in the United Arts Club next week. 11th of March at 7pm. The address is 3 fitzwilliam street upr D.2
Might see you there as I am visiting Ireland to take part in the exhibition and deliver some paintings to collectors.
I am very new to Pleine Eire and came accross this site safter the Virgina Paint out on the May bank holiday. I have to say it has been an eye opener and has given me a big push to get out there and paint. I have been a part time and some times non existant painter for the last too many years to admit but full time work and family committments always seem to be the order of the day. Just before the boom went bust we sold up in Dublin and moved to Cavan. It took a while but eventually I have arrived and now paint more than I have ever done. I love colour light and movement. I do paint in the studio but must admit getting out there really does change your perspective and the urgency of your paintings. I am really enjoying the constant challenges and being out there! Oh how I love to paint.