Friends of this page will know that I love to bring my EU Encaustic on card, class around the country and just this weekend past I spent a very pleasent day with a wonderful class of ladies in one of my favourite venues 'The Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre' in Armagh City.
Its a favourite of mine for several reasons, firstly the workshops spaces are big and bright, accessable to all and entirely fit for purpose, Secondly the staff are pleasant and helpful at every turn. Thirdly, I always meet the loveliest of people in class there and last but certainly by no means least, the Gallery always shows a diverse and varied selection of inspiring exhibitions...I always have a nosey when Im up and was proud to show my own work there in the past.
But on Saturday as distracting as the work on the walls was, I was there to encourage people to create their own..
With a full class of 10 we got straight to work with a brief intro into what Encaustic is, the techniques by which it can be used and had a wee chat about EU Encaustic Ironing being a gateway introduction to a medium with endless possibilities.
We had a ball, learned how to apply wax, create layers, created flowers, learned the techniques for creating landscape images using our iron as our paintbrush and they were off.
It was a super day, thank you for joining me ladies and for those of you who discussed visits to other counties do keep in touch, as I said I am alway happy to create a bespoke class just for you, just drop me a line xxN.
...as friends of this page will know I have participated in a number of Culture Night events over the past few years....and truth be told I've enjoyed each and every one! Now although our Clones Studio is under renovation and I wont be there this year to showcase my work and working practices I do however have plans and I'm excited to share those with you...With still lots to do in August and not wanting to wish the time away I suggest you mark your calender if you have an interest in the Art Techniques used with Encaustic and Wax...I'm excited to share it with you..... simply clink on the link below for all the deets!
See you there.
Friends, I am very much looking forward to being my Encaustic hobby class to Armagh this coming August 18th at the wonderful Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre...its booking out FAST and rumor has it there is only ONE place left...snatch it for yourself and join in the fun as we learn how to paint with WAX and an IRON on card...contact The marketplace directly for details & booking xx N
\nThe Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre | Market Street | Armagh | Co. Armagh | BT61 7BW
\nCall: 028 3752 1804
We had a wonderful opening reception for TOP SOIL at In-Spire Galerie in Dublins fair city, where I am showing some large works entitled "Rest & Retribution". Shoeless Foot Productions will release a film of the event shortly which I will happily share here. Until then there are more images on Curators Dinos FB page:
Today I was interviewed on my creative practice, life and art by the lovely Isabelle Gaborit from Wild Fire and Wax...here is the playback..feel free to share it to like minded friends. N.
Grab a cuppa and Click HERE to view the interview
I am going to do a live steamed interview shortly..TUNE IN.. to hear me discuss my creative practice...
I have been invited to do a LIVE Facebook interview this week with the waxy wonder that is Isabelle Gaborit over on her 'Wild Fire & Wax' FB live page...how exciting is that!!
Simply delighted to include 3 postcard sized works in "Incognito 2018" on behalf of the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation. As Ireland's largest ever Art Exhibition with an exhibited 1650pieces and with all profits going directly to support the charity that supports families of children with neurological difficulties a huge thanks must go to the team behind the incentive and the staff and supporters of Dublin's #SolomonsGallery . Congrats to all Involved. N.
Follow the link here to the Incognito FB Page for images, videos and media coverage of the event:
PSEUDONYMLast night,Thursday the 29th of March, I had the privilege of attending In-spire Galerie, on Dublins lower Gardiner Street for the first Group show of 2018, Pseudonym.
Additionally, I had the privilege of having two works curated into this show by Curator and Gallery Director Dino Notaro. These two works that I refer to as :Two Conversations, are titled Outside-in and Inside-out, they are encaustic with wax and pigment monotype inlay, on panel, and continue to form part of my spirit letters series that I have been continually pulled back to over the last number of years.
These two pieces were started in The Tyrone Guthrie centre last November and speak of that juxtaposition between true personal identity and social media identity and how the two are often similar but not always the same.
I hope you enjoy the work xx N.
Speaking of Charitable Auctions for good causes...Every year I pick at least 2 charities to help out with my art in any way that it can....in four of the past five years I have proudly supported the good folks at www.jackandjill.ie in their fundraising for Children and their families with neurological difficulties and this year is no different with the fantastic return of #INCOGNITO at the rather fabulous Solomon Gallery ...If last year was anything to go by you need to move quickly in order to grab one of these beauties...dates, purchasing details and a full selection of images (in excess of 1500 miniature artworks) can be seen at www.incognito.ie where the artists identity is hidden until after the €50 sale... its exciting, its fun, its a gamble...will you get the Tracy Emin, maybe an Alice Maher or Mick O'Dea or (cheeky I know) Maybe one of three original Niamh O'Connors....get involved get lucky and have fun all in aid of a fantastic charity that really makes the difference when people need it xxN.
I have been invited to do a LIVE Facebook interview this week with the waxy wonder that is Isabelle Gaborit over on her 'Wild Fire & Wax' website....how exciting is that!!