Posts Categorised: Artists

Q&A with Joseph Mahon

q&a with joseph mahon

Our latest Q&A is with self taught Irish artist Joseph Mahon. After living in London for many years Joseph returned to his native County Carlow in 2000.   When did you first become interested in art? I remember loving painting as a small child, when I first went to school at 4. All through primary…

Olivia’s love of art began with a gift from a French pen-pal

olivia o carra

Q & A with Olivia O’Carra Where did you grow up? I grew up in Pallaskenry a small village in Co. Limerick. From an early age I liked to draw and paint but it was a present of of a beautiful book on the impressionists sent by a French penfriend that really fired my interest…

A PhD in Science but something was missing…

Q & A With Susan Mills 1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a rural village in County Waterford, called Knockanore. 2. When did you first become interested in art? I was always interested in art. As a very young child I was fascinated by the works of the Great Masters which…

Q&A with County Mayo Artist Deirdre Walsh

After following her calling and studying art in New York, Mayo native Deirdre Walsh returned home to the West of Ireland, where she paints en plein air in one of the most idyllic spots in the world. She speaks to Artclick.ie about her studies, inspiration and current work… Where did you grow up? I grew…

A Long Way From Home Sue Bryan and Michelle Conway

A Long Way From Home brings together the work of Irish born Sue Bryan and American born Michelle Conway, two artists whose fascination with memory and place may be traced in their respective relocations across The Atlantic. Now based in New York, Bryan’s atmospheric miniature drawings in charcoal and carbon refer to her memories of…

‘ART FOR HEARTS’ – Our Valentine’s Day Online Exhibition

  This Valentine’s Day the artists at ArtClick.ie are sharing their love with an online exhibition entitled ‘Art For Hearts.‘ The exhibition will feature new works by oil painters Henry McGrane, Jane Meyler, Des Downes, Reingard Gahan & Angela Byrne O’Leary. In keeping with the theme of love, florals, including work by botanical artist Holly…

Mise Éire : I am Ireland’ 

2016 Irish Art Calendar in support of Barretstown ArtClickIreland.com, the online portal for Irish art, has just released its 2016 Irish art calendar in support of their charity partner Barretstown. Barretstown help children, and their families, rebuild their lives after the trauma of childhood cancer and other serious illnesses. A key principle of the Barretstown camps…

Step into Spring

Step into Spring with an exhilarating exhibition of art painted outdoors. Just the thing to get us all in the Spring mood is an uplifting April art exhibition ‘Mood & Light’ hosted by ArtClick.ie in association with Pleineire. The common thread of this show is that the artists have created their artworks outdoors (en plein…

En Plein Air show – Mood & Light

In preparation for our Spring en plein air show ‘Mood & Light’ which runs throughout April 2014, I thought it would be interesting to take a brief look at the history of outdoor painting, or painting directly from nature, in Irish art. Thomas Couture, with whom Nathaniel Hone studied in France, is quoted as saying…

W B Yeats 75th Anniversary

This week saw the 75th anniversary of the death of W B Yeats. Here is one of his most well known and best loved poems. Lake Isle of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean rows will I…

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2014 from all the team at Art Click – Sláinte 😉

Magical Intensity of Mike Bernard’s work

This week we’re looking at the work of Mike Bernard. Mike’s from Liverpool originally but is living in the West of Ireland since the late Seventies. ‘All of my family were 2nd generation Irish and I grew up with stories of Ireland. When I was fourteen I was selected to attend the Liverpool Art High…

Painting Gandon – Aidan Hickey

I worked in the IFSC in Dublin for a number of years in the Nineties and passed this very building twice a day. The Custom House is a beautiful piece of architecture designed by James Gandon in the late 18th century. I was interested to know the background to this marvelous painting so I asked…

Suzie Sullivan’s wonderful giclée prints

We’re loving Suzie Sullivan’s giclée prints of her wonderful felt creations on ArtClickIreland. Here’s an extract from a recent interview Suzie had with Áine Ryan of The Mayo News: WAY down a winding and narrow road off the road to Drummin, near Westport, there is a fairyland of soft cuddly creatures living in a magical…

County Clare based artist Judy O’Sullivan

We’re delighted to have some new work just in on ArtClick from County Clare based artist Judy O’Sullivan. Born in London, Judy O’Sullivan grew up in Cork and studied at both CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and University College Cork, graduating in 1980. She worked as an art teacher for a number of…

West of Ireland based artist Angela Emsen-West

We’re delighted to have a lovely collection of artwork for sale by artist Angela Emsen-West. Here she gives an insight into how she approaches each painting. ‘My style varies, sometimes immensely, I find that subject and mood depict the styles and colours that I use. I am sure I would find it difficult to be…