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
Come to lovely Listoke House on saturday - a favourite venue for Boyne Valley painters with its beautiful gardens, enquisitive feathered friends and the lovely coffee shop. As the family rescue wild life, we usually make a donation to this fund.Listoke House and Gardens are situated on the Ballymakenny Road, Drogheda, County Louth. The Edwardian Gardens are complete with grass tennis court and stand sentinel to another era. Our tearooms, open from 11am Thursday to Sunday and bank holidays, look…See More
Details to follow, but the dates of AITO 2018 are as shown and begin with a paint-out in Wexford town on Sunday 29th July. There follows 5 further paint-outs to different beautiful locations (tba) which are an easy drive or take the festival bus leaving each morning from near the main station and returns to collect you each evening.There will be a full programme of optional artists' plein air workshops which take place each day on location. Social events, lectures, Quick Draw and great fun…See More
The beautiful and diverse village of Howth beckons for this saturday. Subjects range from a huge variety of boats, old village houses if you meander the back streets and of course the wonderful heather and gorse are in bloom for those seeking a touch of vibrant colour. In a change from previous paint outs I plan to arrive around 10am to paint , then break for lunch around 1pm before either trying a second painting or whatever the mood takes on the day. Hope to meet some of you thereSee More
The last day of March and let us hope it goes out like a lamb. There are lots of sheltered spots to be found within the walled garden or under the arches near the house. Meet at the coffee shop near the main house at 11am. See More
"Deirdre, would love to go but have something on. I do miss the outings and its Wexford next week. I hope eventually to get back again. I feel my year was messed up and I missed Seans outing last week as weather was not good. Hope you all enjoy…"
Join us on Saturday, 2nd July for paintout in the Donabate area. There is beach, Martello Tower, rock pools, dunes, and if that doesn't grab your fancy there is Newbridge House.We meet in Jones Garden Centre for coffee at 11 and after at 3.30 for more refreshments.To get to Jones G.C. from M1; follow signs for Newbridge House Demesne/ R126. The garden centre is not far from the exit from motorway, on the right and well signposted. 53.477583, -6.196964 I give you this number not knowing just…See More
"I was so sorry to see the death of Rhoda last night on my facebook. She was such a nice woman and we had many happy days painting and coffee. It really is so upsetting as she was such a young woman. "
Hi Anna, I'm keeping low since the announcement. I'm afraid that I caught a cold during the Rosslare postpaintout party. So I haven't been in to the Gallery since last week. The brushes need a outing! I must get up to the Boyne Valley before the Winter sets in. Take care.