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Valerie Syms Martin
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Valerie Syms Martin commented on Sheila Mac Nally's event 'Maria’s Open Studio paintout'
"My B&B is booked!"
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Valerie Syms Martin commented on Sheila Mac Nally's event 'Maria’s Open Studio paintout'
"Hi Maria, I'd love to come.  In fact (weather permitting), I'd like to B&B it and spend a few days painting.  My Mum  was born in Bunclody, and I've known the area since childhood.  Mum went to t the SCJ there."
Oct 14
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Sheila Mac Nally's event
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Maria’s Open Studio paintout at Clohamon, Bunclody area

October 28, 2018 from 11am to 5pm
Maria Levigne is opening her studio and gardens to painters-“I’m Having an Open Studio October 27,28,29th Painters very welcome to paint out any of the days. Just message me if you would like to come along. Hopefully there will be some lovely autumn colour left after storm Callum.” So I’m posting this as Sunday’s Paintout on the 28th. Contact Maria for directionSee More
Oct 14
Valerie Syms Martin posted a photo

Autumn Tree. 10th October 2018

16" X 12" Oil on linen canvasThis was painted in Marlay Park. The trees were mostly shades of lime and green, but the red tree was startling with its display of colour.
Oct 14
Rene PleinAir commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo
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WD312 Coal Harbour. 18th Sep 2018

"Ooow how I love those sandgrains onto the painting, it really makes it so more alive, ... like you pulled it away after a hard struggle with the ellements, ... well done! "
Sep 24
Eamon Hyde commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo
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Dalkey Sound. 1st September 2018

"A bonny picture marked by an easy accomplished grace"
Sep 23
Kyrle Cahill commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo
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WD312 Coal Harbour. 18th Sep 2018

"Very nice painting Valerie. I love the clean harmonious colours.  Really nice handling there."
Sep 23
Valerie Syms Martin posted photos
Sep 21
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Plein Eire Administrator's event
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The Great Merrion Square Paint-Out at Merrion Square, Dublin

August 7, 2018 from 2pm to 5:30pm
Join us in Merrion Square and surrounding streets for a paint-out in the capital. We are celebrating the National Gallery exhibition of the work of one of Ireland's foremost impressionists, 'Roderic O'Connor and the Moderns, Paris to Pont Aven'. Artists departing from Art in the Open and have one last painting in them plus anyone from Dublin or anywhere else is welcome to come along.The…See More
Jul 17
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Plein Eire Administrator's event
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Art in the Open Day 3: Artramon Farm at Artramon Estate

July 31, 2018 all day
Art in the Open Day 3: Artramon Farm. Just 10 minutes from Wexford across the River Slaney and bear left at the village of Castlebridge is the Farm and estate of Artramon with fabulous views of the Slaney estuary, working farm, gardens with ornamental pond, fairy village etc.. See More
Jul 17
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Plein Eire Administrator's event
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Art in the Open Day 2: Duncannon Beach and Fort. at Duncannon Village

July 30, 2018 all day
Art in the Open Day 2: Duncannon Beach and Fort...Time to get some sand in your paintbox as AITO heads down the arrow-straight Cromwellian road (Newline Road) to the historic fort,  beach and village at the head of Hook peninsula.See More
Jul 17
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Plein Eire Administrator's event
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Art in the Open Day 1: Wexford Town at Wexford

July 29, 2018 all day
Art in the Open Day 1: Wexford Town. Get your canvases stamped by Alma and the AITO team in Selskar any time from 9am and off you go. Main Street shops, The Quayside, Ferrybank (across the river), Redmond Park, Churches, the ruined Abbey, the Bull Ring, new Courthouse or new Library...the list is endless.See More
Jul 17
Kyrle Cahill commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo
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View over Dublin. June 2014

"That is a great watercolour Valerie. It was lovely meeting you on Dublin Plein air festival . Kyrle"
Jun 27
Valerie Syms Martin posted an event
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Coal Harbour, Dunlaoghaire at Coal Harbour

May 27, 2018 from 12am to 4pm
Svetlana and I are painting in the Coal Harbour tomorrow at noon - weather permitting.  Please join us if you can.Warning - no loos!See More
May 26
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Valerie Syms Martin at The shop in Festina Lente

May 12, 2018 all day
I'm going to Festinsa Lente today if anyone wants to join me. I'll probably go there tomorrow too.See More
May 12
Valerie Syms Martin commented on Sheila Mac Nally's photo
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Curracloe beach

"Gorgeous!"
May 6

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Exhibition opening. Valerie Syms Martin & Paula Lemuire Jennings. Feb 2017

From left to right.  Lawrence Jennings, Cathaoirleach Cormac Devlin, Dunlaoghaire/Rathdown County Council, Valerie Syms Martin, Paula Lemuire Jennings, Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister of…

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 8:56 — 3 Comments

Off to paint in Sardinia!

I've been weighing every art pad and canvas I've got to try and fit what I need into Ryanair's miniscule baggage.  And as you are aware, fellow artists - I normally take evervthing except the kitchen sink.  And my pink and white polka - dotted shopper will have to remain at home.

I'm going with thirteen others from the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club.  It is a return visit, as the Sardinians visited here earlier in the year and experienced our delightful showery days.  They…

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Posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:40 — 7 Comments

Poolbeg Paintout

Hi,

This is today's effort...

Posted on June 2, 2012 at 16:21 — 1 Comment

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At 0:13 on April 20, 2018, Plein Eire Administrator said…

Congratulations on getting invited to Pain Annapolis, Valerie. If you have time afterwards to post some of your adventures and photos as a blog here it would be great. Have fun and I know you'll do us all proud.

At 8:04 on June 25, 2016, Dick Donaghue said…

Ballymore Historic Features PAINT OUT is Sunday

June 26, 2016 from 12pm to 5pm – BallymoreComing from South. There is a sign on the left just as you approach Camolin. Turn Right here and up the road right again. Follow the (unofficial) signs in the hedges. Old house, Barns, Views over theetc.

At 11:33 on January 10, 2016, Caitriona Moore said…

Hi Valerie,

Lovely day yesterday in Dun Laoighaire....hope to see you next Saturday...

Will be in touch.

Caitriona

At 23:17 on April 14, 2015, George McHugh said…

Hi Valerie. Congratulations on being a featured artist on the PleinEire website. Looking forward to meeting up with you in Germany.

At 9:34 on June 22, 2014, deirdre moriarty said…

I'm glad you are on the mend Val it sounds like you are having a holiday of sorts. Would the staff be annoyed at us turning your room into a studio , who knows maybe it would add a little colour to the place?

At 17:10 on October 7, 2013, meg leahy said…
Delighted Valerie to join your friends...is 'nt Sardinia such a lovely island full of varied scenery ...
At 20:33 on September 2, 2013, George McHugh said…
Honoured to be your friend on Pleineire Valerie.
At 10:52 on August 22, 2013, David Goldberg said…

Hi Valerie,

Are you going up to the Pumpkins? I plan to go but don't know where it is. You might tell me.

Regards

David

At 8:37 on August 12, 2013, David Goldberg said…

Thank you.

At 10:44 on May 28, 2012, Plein Eire Administrator said…

Thanks, Valerie. Delighted you are coming to AITO again. Abbey B&B is a good one and very close by.  I have been told of another offering no breakfast but clean, generous rooms for €250 for two sharing for 7 nights (ie.  €125 each!). The rooms have 3 beds in them, so they are quite spacious and the place is one block uphill from the Abbey B&B. If you have friends considering making the trip who don't mind sharing and perhaps they can't get into the Abbey, tell them to contact me straight away.

 
 
 

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