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Abell, Paul


Tranquility” oil on canvas (16″ x 20″), unsold at Gormley’s – 5/6/2018.

Acheson, Etta (d.2016)

Northern Irish artist.

River Roe” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″) – © Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Adams, John (1963)

Dublin born and adopted son of Cork City, John Adams is a full time professional artist and active campaigner for the arts.

Studied at the National College of Art and Design, the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, the Crawford College of Art and Design Cork and the Limerick College of Art and Design.

His painting style veers from representational in a realistic way, to expressionistic, brushstrokes slashing and moving with the flow of the composition, creating a sense of the waves or landscape coming alive. It is within the imagination, and subconscious mind where some of the strongest paintings come from. There is a vibrant colour in all his work and while the themes have changed over the last 10 years he has always maintained a strong connection with nature. In 2010 John studied landscape painting, and painting the figure at the Florence Academy of Art, skills are something he believes are the rock that all good art is built. There are certain aspects to painting that John prioritizes as being vital, depth, light, composition, and beauty. John often has a message in his work, sometimes political, other times very personal. Coming straight from the heart this artist believes in being truthful.


Titanic” 2015 acrylic on canvas – (5ft x 4ft).

Blackrock Castle 

Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork” which now hangs in the Cork Lord Mayor’s office.

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Left to right:French Horn” 2012, acrylic on canvas (12″ x 10″); “Belu” 2016, acrylic on canvas (18″ x 12″) and “Monaco Harbour” 2016, acrylic on canvas (16″ x 23″).

Addey, Joseph Poole (1852 – 1922)

Dublin born artist.


Kinsale Harbour” dated 1899, watercolour (9.5″ x 13.5″).


View of Haulbowline” dated 1900, watercolour (9″ x 14″) in the collection of the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

On River Slaney near Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford“, watercolour (10″ x 14”), sold at Applebrook Auctions (Connecticut, USA) – 12/10/2017 for $125.00.

Affolter, Louis Theodore (1900 – 1967)

English born artist who moved to Northern Ireland at eleven years of age.

Cushendun, Co.Antrim”  watercolour, inscribed on the back ‘From the staff Burnett – Hutton Belfast Christmas 1954.

Agnew, R

Agnew, R

Annalong Corn Mill, Mourne Mountains” acrylic (12.5″ x 16.5″), sold on eBay – 10/2021 for £30.

Alexander, Douglas RHA (1871 – 1945)

Douglas Alexander was born in 1871 into a prominent Limerick Quaker family. Alexander is best known for oil and watercolour images of the West of Ireland, particularly Connemara.


Reflections, Connemara” watercolour, sold at Dolan’s Art Auction – 27/3/2011 for €350.00.

Killary Bay, Connemara” watercolour (10″ x 13.5″), unsold at Cheffins, Cambridge – 23/1/2020.

Algar, Angela

Mullingar based artist specialising in local landscapes and flowers.

Allan, Alfred (1944)

Born in Belfast but moved to Fife, Scotland at the age of 14…..

Allan, Henry (1865 – 1912)

Lagan Brook Henry Allan

Lagan Brook” dated 1880, oil on canvas unsold at Whyte’s – 18/5/2009.


The Rag Pickers” – 1900 – oil on canvas (26.5″ x 40″). In the collection of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Hamden, Connecticut, USA.

Allen, Barbara RUA (1959)

Born in Belfast.

Barbara Allen

Jim Fannin’s, Cavan” watercolour drawing (15″ x 19″) sold at Ross’s – 14/8/2014 for £125.00.

Allen, Barbara

Maud’s, Stranmillis Road ” watercolour drawing (7″ x 6″), sold at Ross’s – 17/8/2022 for £60.

Allen, James RUA (1941)  

James Allen was born in Lurgan, County Armagh. He studied at Belfast College of Art and at Brighton College of Art. Although principally a printmaker, he is also an accomplished painter.

The Room” 1969, acrylic on canvas (36″ x 42″), sold at Adam’s – 27/9/2017 for €2,200.

The Crown Bar, Belfast” limited edition coloured lithograph (43/75), sold at Ross’s – 18/8/2021 for £160.00.

Allen, Leslie (fl.1960s)

Still Life – Fruit, oil on board (9″ x 12″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 20/4/2020 for €140.00.

Allen, Margaret HRHA (1832 – 1914)

Dublin born artist Margaret Allen is listed as becoming the first honorary female member of the RHA in 1879. Despite this distinction, and the fact that her family were actively involved in the Dublin art world during the late 18th to the mid-19th century she remains relatively unknown. A mere fifty or so paintings by the artist have appeared in public auctions over the years.

Bad News

Bad News in Troubled Times” oil on canvas (38″ x 32″), in the collection of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Hamden, Connecticut, USA.

Happy as a King” oil on board (24″ x 20″), sold at Whyte’s 19/10/2020 for €2,800.

Allen, Neisha ARUA (1972)

Window in Haifa” oil on board (10″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s – 13/5/2015 for £750.00.

Allen, William (fl.1778 – 1829)

Allingham, Margaret

Assaroe Falls on the River Erne, Ballyshannon” watercolour drawing (7″ x 10″), sold at Ross’s – 9/10/2019 for £180.00.

Allison, Nigel (1971)

Born in Kellswater, County Antrim.

Bloody Foreland Nigel Allison

Bloody Foreland, Donegal” (10″ x 12″) oil on board.

Bushmills Distillery” oil on board (10″ x 12″), unsold at Ross’s – 21/7/2021.

Alment, Mary Martha (1834 – 1908) 

Derry born landscape and portrait artist.

Alment, Sarah Elizabeth

Alpenny, Joseph Samuel (1787 – 1858)

Anderson, Anne ARUA (1948)

Belfast born artist. Studied at the Ulster College of Art and Design, graduating in 1970 with a Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration.

The Grand Staircase, Stormont” mixed media (29″ x 21″), sold at Ross’s – 10/4/2019 for £30.00.

Anderson, Bobbie (d.1995)

Bobbie Anderson spent his lifetime perfecting the skills of capturing countryside characters and scenes in the challenging medium of watercolour. His favourite haunts were the horse and cattle fairs of the isolated north coast of Antrim and Donegal where he found the colourful subjects who characterised rural working life in Ireland.


Digging Turf in the Glens” watercolour drawing (11″ x 15″) sold at Ross’s – 9/11/2016 for £160.00.


Fishing near Mussenden Temple” watercolour drawing (12″ x 15″) sold at Ross’s – 9/3/2016 for £360.00.

Anderson, Ethel

The Mournes” oil on board (17″ x 22″).

Anderson, Marina

Andrew, Alison


An Evening on Achill Island” watercolour drawing (9″ x 12″), unsold Ross’s – 5/10/2016.

Andrews, Brenda (d.2020)

Limerick artist and pianist.

Old Limerick, St.John’s” mixed media (11″ x 9″).

Andrews, Samuel (c.1767 – 1807)


Sam Andrews sell portrait

A self-portrait of the artist, wearing a dark blue coat with black collar, white waistcoat and tied cravat, his powdered hair worn en queue tied with a black ribbon. Set in a leather travelling case, the lining of the lid signed Sam Andrews/ done by himself. Oval, 69mm (2 11/16in) high.

Sold at Bonhams (London) on 21/5/2008 for £7,200 incl. premium.

Annesley, Lady Mabel Marguerite (1881 – 1959)

Born in London. Known for her wood-engravings and watercolours. Her work is in many collections, including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of New Zealand.


Council Cottages” watercolour – from Irish Life & Landscape by J Crampton Walker (Talbot Press, Dublin) 1926.

Artist and Aristocrat: The Life and Work of Lady Mabel Annesley, 1881-1959 – published by the Ulster Historical Foundation in 2010.

Antrim, Angela (1911 – 1984)

Angela Christina MacDonnell, née Sykes, Countess of Antrim, known professionally as Angela Antrim or simply AA, was a sculptor, painter, cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator.

The Famine 1848” dated 1979, watercolour (18.5″ x 23″), sold at Adam’s – 27/9/2017 for €850.00.

The Field” dated 1979, watercolour (19″ x 23″),  sold at Adam’s – 27/9/2017 for €650.00.

Archdeacon, Máire

Brown Jug and Blood Oranges” oil on board (9.5″ x 13.5″), sold at Woodward’s – 1/12/2018 for €140.00.

Ardies, Allan (1918 – 2014)

Born in Belfast, the artist started painting in 1941. He exhibited with the Royal Ulster Academy Association and the Royal Ulster Academy.


Fin Lough, Co.Donegal” oil on canvas ( 36″ x 16″).


Near Fair Head, Co.Antrim” oil on canvas (11″ x 14″) – sold at Ross’s 24/8/2011 for £60.00.


Left to right:Clea Lough, Co.Down” oil on canvas (20″ x 30″), sold at Ross’s 1/2/2017 for £100.00; and “Lough Erne, near Kesh, Co.Fermanagh” oil on canvas (20″ x 30″), sold at Ross’s – 29/1/2020 for £90.00.

Ardies, Allan

The Lagan at Soldierstown” oil on canvas (14″ x 20″), sold at Ross’s – 23/3/2022 for £180.00.

Armstrong, Rev. Aylmer E (1924 – 2014)

Born in Belfast, Aylmer Armstrong studied at Belfast College of Art during the war years and worked for a decade as an art teacher at Coleraine Technical College. A quiet man, with a deep faith, he resigned to pursue his vocation as a Presbyterian Church minister but he never stopped painting and his association with Coleraine Art Society, which he helped found in 1948, continued over the next six decades.

Armstrong, Aylmer E

Dogleap, Limavady – Evening” watercolour (10″ x 14″).


Left to right:The Strand, Portstewart” watercolour (17″ x 20″); and “Cottages at Lisnamuck, Aghadowey” watercolour drawing (7″ x 11″), sold at Ross’s – 13/9/2017 for £50.00.

Evening Fairhead, County Antrim” watercolour drawing (8″ x 11″), sold at Ross’s – 21/3/2018 for £60.00.

Armstrong, Dorothy

Torc Mountain, Killarney” oil on canvas (16″ x 24″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll”s – 6/11/2017 for €80.00.

Arnold, Angel Solecki (1980)


Angel Solecki Arnold was born in Poland and raised in Canada. She married an Ulsterman and now lives in Ballycarry, Co.Antrim where she is raising a young family. Her passion for creating art came at an early age when she used to sneak in to her Polish grandfather’s art studio. She was intrigued by the detail of each brush stroke that he put onto the canvas. Her happiest place is always in front of a canvas giving each of her portraits unique character, flair and personality. When not painting she shares her skills by teaching art to school children!

She is a self taught artist and specialises in portraits – both people and animal – in oil paints, graphite pencil as well as other mediums. Commission enquiries welcome and most are created from photographs.

Arnold, Cyril

British born designer and later general manager of Belleek Pottery in County Fermanagh.

Arnold, Cyril

Still life of roses in a blue parian ware jug, watercolour (14″ x 10″).

Arnold, Phyllis Anne UWS (1938)  

The Kitchen Table” acrylic on canvas (12″ x 16″),  unsold at Ross’s – 8/6/2011.


Left to right: “Rest a While” acrylic on board (19″ x 15″), sold at Ross’s – 10/4/2019 for £200.00; and “Faverolle Cockerel ” gouache on vellum (3″ x 4″), sold at Ross’s – 12/10/2022 for £140.00.

Arrigan, Caoimhe


Ashby, Jo



High Tide, Cow Strand, Sherkin” acrylic on canvas (16″ x 31″) sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016 for €900.00.

Ashford, William PRHA (c.1746 – 1824) 

Ashford, William, 1746-1824; View in Mount Merrion Park

View in Mount Merrion Park” © The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Dublin Bay with the Charter School, Clontarf” (1794) – from a postcard published by the National Gallery of Ireland.

The Scalp in the County of Wicklow, on the Estate of Lord Viscount Powerscourt ” c.1780, oil on panel (9.5″ x 14″), sold at Adam’s (Townley Hall Sale) – 16/10/2018 for €7,500.



Irish Cottages” acrylic on canvas (8″ x 20″), unsold at Ross’s – 12/10/2022.

Aston, Terry

Aston, Terry

Courthouse, Hillsborough ” limited edition print (16″ x 21″), sold at Ross’s – 14/9/2022 for £30.00.

Atkinson, George Mounsey Wheatley (c.1806 – 1884)

Born in Cobh, County Cork. Maritime artist.

Cork Harbour” oil on canvas (11¼” x 15¼”), attributed to the artist and which sold at Sotheby’s (London) – 11/5/2006 for £14,400.

Cork is one of the world’s great natural sheltered harbours. Its waters are sufficiently deep to be capable of keeping the largest ships afloat, and the harbour was used regularly in the days of the great Atlantic liners. The harbour is made up of a series of islands. The island to the right of the composition is Haulbowline Island, the former home to the British naval base, and the white buildings to the left of the island are the naval storehouses built in the Napoleonic era. Beyond, and to the left of Haulbowline is Spike island, and beyond that is the entrance to the harbour itself. The spit of land between Spike and Haulbowline is Ringaskiddy.


British Men-o’-war Sailing into Cork Harbour“.


HMS Conqueror off Queenstown“oil (12″ x 17”) sold at Woodward’s 17/9/2016 for €5,000.


The Visit of the Royal Squadron to Cork Harbour” dated 1843, oil on canvas (33″ x 51″) – withdrawn prior to auction in May 2016.

The Eugenie off Queenstown” dated 1887, oil on canvas (24″ x 35″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 30/4/2018 for €11,000.

Cork Harbour at Sunset” oil on canvas (33″ x 50″), sold at Adam’s Townley Hall sale – 19/10/2021 for €44,000.

Atkinson, Richard Peter (1856 – 1882)

Austin, Billy

Portadown artist.

Ayrton, Eileen Francis

Belfast portrait artist who exhibited regularly at the RUA from 1931-76.

Portrait of Hugh MacCabe” pastel on paper (15″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s – 6/11/2019 for £10.