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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 T

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

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.oo.

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.

Allen, Margaret HRHA (1830 – 1914)

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.

Allen, Neisha ARUA (1972)

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

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 – 7/8/2019.

Alment, Mary Martha (1834 – 1908) 

Derry born landscape and portrait artist.

Alment, Sarah Elizabeth

Alpenny, Joseph Samuel (1787 – 1858)

Anderson, Anne ARUA (1948)

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

Anderson, Bobby (d.1995)


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, Keith (1978)

Self-taught Cork artist who was the overall winner of RTE’s 2016 “Painting the Nation” competition.


Pure Cork Like” oil on canvas (30″ x 42″) – winner of the “Painting the Nation” competition.

Andrew, Alison


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

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″).

Armstrong, Arthur RHA (1924 – 1996)

Arthur Armstrong was a painter from Carrickfergus, County Antrim, who often worked in a Cubist style and produced landscape and still-life works.

Still Life – Vase, Glass and Fruit” oil on board (9″ x 7″), sold at Whyte’s – 13/6/2001 for €1,777 including buyer’s premium.

Seascape, West of Ireland” watercolour (11″ x 17.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 6/8/2019 for €340.00.

Armstrong, Rev. Aylmer E (1924 – 2014)

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, Phyllis Anne UWS (1938)  

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

Rest a While” acrylic on board (19″ x 15″), sold at Ross’s – 10/4/2019 for £200.00.

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.

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

Born in Cobh, County Cork. Maritime artist.


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″), unsold at Adam’s Townley Hall sale – 15/10/2019.

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.