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Valerie Syms Martin
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Valerie Syms Martin commented on kate beagan's group Plein Eire Boyne Valley
"I'm sorry to hear about your fall Sally.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery."
Oct 3
Valerie Syms Martin posted an event

WCSI Farmleigh at Meet at the WCSI exhibition in Farmleigh.

October 4, 2021 from 11am to 1pm
This is a workshop or paint out - Which ever you prefer., and is a part of the Watercolour Society of Ireland's annual exhibition.   I will be demonstrating drawing with twigs in ink, and finishing with a wash.  You are welcome to join in with me, or do your own thing. And have a look at the exhibition too!  WCSI couldn't have one last year,  so we are all doing our best to get back to normal, under the safety guidelines.See More
Oct 2
Valerie Syms Martin commented on kate beagan's group Plein Eire Boyne Valley
"Or you could trot to Farmleigh.  I'm doing a demo for the WCSI and there will be a paintout."
Oct 2
Kyrle Cahill commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo

Maria's Pasture

"Great Painting Valerie!"
Aug 30
Valerie Syms Martin posted a photo

Maria's Pasture

16" X 20" Oil on linen canvas.Such a beautiful place.
Aug 23
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Plein Eire Administrator's event

Art in the Open 2021 at At or near Wexford Town

July 30, 2021 to August 1, 2021
 14th annual Art in the Open plein air painting festival. With another year battling Covid, we are playing it 'Safety First' by arranging 3 days of painting in or near Wexford with awards and exhibitions of each day's paintings on Wexford Quay from 5 - 6pm. Sign up from 14th February to meet artists, take workshops get out into the fresh air and scoff strawberries. See you in the Sunny South-East!!See More
Jul 29
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Michael Molloy's event

Castletown House Paint-out at Cafe van in courtyard

July 5, 2021 from 11am to 3pm
Anyone who feels up to coming please come along, fingers crossed for good weather.See More
Jul 1
Valerie Syms Martin posted a photo

Blowin' in the Wind

7" X 10" Watercolour on Arches.Just a small observation of some white fowers hat I don't know the name of.I was given 4 seedlings by the gardener at Festina Lente. They hadn't sold at the shop, and he was filling up free spots by planting them. But…
Jun 28
Valerie Syms Martin commented on Norah Blount's event 'Wherever you are'
"It's no more dangerous than having a coffee with a friend outside, or going to the supermarket, both of which are allowed.  Painters don't tend to be right on top of each other, so the socially distancing should be OK.  SEPA have…"
Jun 14
Valerie Syms Martin commented on Norah Blount's event 'Wherever you are'
"I've had both my jabs and have been meeting with painters, so I'm happy to do a real life meet up.  City centre-ish or Botanic Gardens.  "
Jun 14
Valerie Syms Martin is attending Norah Blount's event

Wherever you are at somewhere safe

June 14, 2021 to June 21, 2021
Gardens, parks, wherever you are why not do a painting or sketch so we can all share in our journey before we are all feeling it is safe to meet up again as a group outdoors. See More
Jun 14
Sean Quinn commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo

Ferndale. April 2121

"A pool of wonderful magentas set off with a surround of subdued greens to make a very impactful painting."
May 16
Valerie Syms Martin commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo

Ferndale. April 2121

"Thanks Kyrle.  It's good to get out again after the long hard Winter.  I'd arrange some Dublin trips if it wasn't for the lack of loos - a serious problem!  I'll put some events up soon."
May 4
Kyrle Cahill commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo

Ferndale. April 2121

"Gorgeous Valerie , great to see your wonderful expressive Paintings again on the site."
May 4
Valerie Syms Martin posted a photo

Ferndale. April 2121

16" x 20" Oil on linen canvas
May 3
Kyrle Cahill commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo

Teddy and buddies.

"Thats a scary Painting Valerie, but I love it!!"
Dec 24, 2020

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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 State.

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


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.


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 '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.



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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