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Sean Quinn R.I.P.
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Very sadly we have to inform you of the death of our dear friend and painting companion, Sean Quinn. Sean passed away suddenly at home and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Ar dheis Dé go…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Hallinan Flood Apr 14.

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Congratulations and very well done to Dee Crowe, Valerie Syms Martin and John McManus on their well deserved wins at Wexford.  Wonderful work .Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Syms Martin Aug 14, 2016.

PaintAway Hideaways

A little group of us PEBV painters have gone on several PaintAways now and…Read on...

Tags: Virginia, Ballinamore, Leenane, Carna, PEBV

Started Apr 29, 2013

It's All in the Name
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HELP - suggestions please.  What should we call ourselves? So far our members have come from Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath and we are  'Plein Eire- North East'.   But this does not accurately…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norah Blount Jul 20, 2011.


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Irene Dixon commented on Sally Downey's photo

Lough Fee. Pastel

"That's a terrific painting Sally, love those mountains and your pastels. Great atmosphere. "
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Caroline Carroll commented on Sally Downey's photo

Fuscia near Leenane. Pastel.

"I can almost feel the Fushia move!"
Caroline Carroll commented on Sally Downey's photo

Charcoal drawing Lough Inagh

"Sally, you handled a very difficult subject very well.  I passed you when you were working on this, but I was in a hurry to get to Mweenish whilst we had a beautiful day.  Love your black/white pastels."
Caroline Carroll commented on Sally Downey's photo

Lough Fee. Pastel

"Another beauty.  You draw the eye right into the picture. You have caught the ruggedness of Connemara.  You definately have mastered pastels."

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Boyne Valley in Annagassan

Delighted to welcome Michael and hope it will be the first of many happy outings with Boyne Valley group.

Thanks to Alison for photos of our paintout in Annagassan. We spent a very pleasant day on the verandah/beergarden/ out the back of the Glyde Inn or on the adjoining beach. Thank you Paul and Conor for your hospitality.  Social distancing was…

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Posted on July 15, 2020 at 4:47 — 1 Comment

Copy of a painting by John Singer Sargent - A Venetian Woman.  36" x 23".

Copy of a painting by John Singer Sargent - A Venetian Woman.  36" x 23".

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 17:49 — 8 Comments

Howth Challenge.

This is my effort for challenge. 8” x12”. I did spend a long, very long time going around Howth on Google Maps but ended up with one of my own photos taken at a Paintout oct…

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Posted on May 1, 2020 at 21:21 — 1 Comment

NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE Boyne Valley - Biodivesity Festival

Last September we were the guests of OPW at the biodiversity Festival in the Walled Garden of the Phoenix Park.  It was a wonderful day.  Here are the paintings done on that day.  They have never been seen before!

Caroline Carroll.  Graphite…

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Posted on November 17, 2019 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

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At 13:18 on May 24, 2022, Brian McKeown said…

Greetings Sally, thank you for your kind invitation to join the group. I would be delighted and honored. Thank you and all the group for the lovely welcome at Listoke Gardens. Really enjoyed the day and meeting you all. I am very new to this discipline and thank you for all your kind comments and support. It was a beautiful location and there was splendid work produced by all on the day. After 25 years using graphic arts software and computer input for illustration and design, it is such a pleasure trying to get my hand, eye and brain to co-operate together to get a result on paper by pencil. Hopefully soon I can finally produce lovely loose flowing atmospheric work, like your excellent charcoal sketch on the day. Ps the biscuits and cuppas on the day were great too.

Sincere apologies for the delay getting back to you. Now I just have to figure out how to get my pencil sketch onto this site. Very best regards to all. Brian.

At 18:59 on May 19, 2022, Leonora Reilly said…

No problem Sally.   I passed on your number to Jenny earlier.  

At 17:50 on May 18, 2022, Leonora Reilly said…

Hi Sally.   I was contacted by Jenny Callahan the photographer who was in Listoke House when you were there the other day. Jenny would like to give you the photos taken on the day.    Have you a contact number I can pass onto her for you.  

At 13:10 on August 25, 2020, Lily O'Rourke said…

Thank you Sally. I really enjoyed that days painting on the bank of the river Barrow in Carlow

At 18:53 on July 3, 2020, Kyrle Cahill said…

sorry I can't make it Sally, am down in Ballydehob, trying to finish the new Kitchen and get ready for hols in august, Its literally a jungle here, I nearly got lost coming up the driveway LOL.

At 8:09 on December 2, 2019, Mary McAteer said…

Hi Sally, I hope to join you on a paint-out soon.I've been getting Nora's e-mails but didn't realise there were other events organised also. I must keep a closer eye on the site! Looking forward to catching up with the group ...every best wish, Mary

At 8:25 on May 7, 2019, Mary McAteer said…

Many thanks for getting back to me Sally..I'm delighted to have made contact and am looking forward to painting with the group soon.

At 1:12 on September 18, 2018, Peter Leckett said…

Thanks Sally. This seems like quite an active group.

At 23:02 on August 30, 2018, Maria Carolan said…

You must be a bit of an night owl, likes myself

At 23:00 on August 30, 2018, Maria Carolan said…

Hi Sally, just got home this evening, left at 11 this morning didn't get home till near ,5 this evening, made a right mess of things but eventually got here,loved the weekend really lovely people, love Donegal too,except for the midges, I'm scratching all over. great to meet you Sally


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