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Ballagh, Robert (1943)


An Irish painter and designer credited with the introduction of Pop Art to Ireland. His milieu encompasses set design, the final series of Irish Punt banknotes, commemorative stamps and portraits of Irish literary, historical and establishment figures. He represented Ireland at the 1969 Paris Biennale and his paintings are held in several public collections. Ballagh is a member of Aosdána and the president of the Ireland Institute for Historical and Cultural Studies. IMMA


Left to right:The Good Life” oil on board (14″ x 10″); and “The Bombing of Belfast WW.II.” oil on canvas laid on board (11″ x 9″), sold at Adam’s – 22/11/2017 for €1,800 apiece.

Banahan, Christopher (1958)

Christopher Banahan was born in Nottingham, England, into an Irish immigrant community. His art work to this day is very much influenced by a period as a Rome Scholar 1990/91. He moved to Dublin, Ireland in 1993 and in 2004 settled near Kinvara, on Galway Bay, He is a Portrait artist.


Bannon, John T (1952)

Northern Irish artist?

John T Bannon  Meeting at the Crossroads John Bannon oil on canvas il  Narrowwater Castle John Bannon oil on canvas 1987 

Left to right:Narrow Water Castle” watercolour drawing; Meeting at the Crossroads” and “Narrow Water Castle” (1987), the latter two both oil on canvas, and all three quite different styles.

Barker, Robert (1739-1806)

Was born in Kells, County Meath.

Robert Barker

According to Redgrave he set up in business in Dublin, and failing in this tried portrait and miniature painting. Nothing is known of his work as an artist in Dublin, but he was apparently not successful and leaving Ireland he settled in Edinburgh, where for some time he practised as a portrait and miniature painter. He possessed much inventive talent and devised a mechanical system of perspective which he taught. The view (above) from Calton Hill first suggested the idea of a panorama; and in 1787, assisted by his son Henry then about twelve years of age, he made drawings of a half-circle view from the hill, and after surmounting many difficulties completed his picture in water-colour and took it to London. Ref: A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913).

Barlow, Robert (active 1940’s)

Despite repeated searching I have been unable to turn up anything by this artist except three fine postcards by Scholastic Productions, Belfast. These are signed and dated 1945. They are high quality and there must be some of his original art out there? Does anybody know anything about the artist – no matter how trivial?

Brent Geese at Dawn” postcard by Scholastic Productions, Belfast.

Tufted Duck, Late Afternoon” postcard by Scholastic Productions, Belfast.

Barret, George Snr. (1732-1784)


View of Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford” oil on canvas (16″ x 21″). Sold at Adams – 6/9/2016 for €13,000.00.

Untitled Classical Italianate landscape, oil on canvas (12″ x 17.5″), sold at Sheppard’s (Durrow) – 26/9/2017 for €1,700.

A Mountainous Wooded River Landscape with a Waterfall and Three Figures, oil on canvas, sold at Adam’s (Townley Hall, Drogheda) sale – 10/10/2017 for €200,000.

Barrett, Meriel Lambart (1912-1982)

Dublin born artist. Later painted under her married name of Meriel Campbell.

Lackagh Bridge, County Donegal” dated 1956, oil on canvas board (16″ x 20″) – in the collection of the Sunderland Museum & Winter Garden.

Seafarers” oil on canvas (36.5″ x 28″), unsold at de Veres – 4/4/2017.

Barrett, T F (1906-1950)


At Greystones, Co.Wicklow” oil on board.

Barron, Catherine


Barrow, Cecil (1912 – 2002)

Cecil Barrow studied for three years at the Central School of Architecture in London. He was a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland and a founder member of the North Louth Artists.

Connemaras on Lough Corrib” watercolour (8″ x 12″),  sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 22/5/2017 for €30.00.

Barry, James (1741-1806)

James Barry was born in Water Lane (now Seminary Road) on the north side of Cork city.

Barry, James, 1741-1806; King Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of Cordelia

King Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of Cordelia” oil on canvas, (8’8″ 1 x 12′) c.1786-8. ©Tate.

Barry was a passionate champion of neo-classical history painting on a vast scale. After initial success he became a martyr to its cause, dying neglected and convinced of the hostility of the art establishment. This is one of Barry’s most ambitious paintings, made for Alderman Boydell’s ‘Shakespeare Gallery’, a collection of engraved scenes from Shakespeare by celebrated artists of the day. Boydell held an exhibition of the original pictures in 1789. Here, a heartbroken Lear supports the body of his beloved daughter Cordelia. Barry has set the tragic scene in an heroic landscape with Stonehenge in the background. www.tate.org.uk

Barry, Mary

Barry, Moyra (1885-1960)


Left to right:Still Life with Earthenware Ewer” oil on canvas, sold James Adams – 1/6/16 for €850.00; and “Roses” oil on canvas (17″ x 18″), unsold at Whyte’s – 17/7/2017.

Barry, William Gerard (1864-1941)

Born in Carrigtwohill, County Cork, William Gerard Barry was the son of the local magistrate and a cousin of the Smith-Barry family of Fota House. He studied at the Crawford School of Art, Cork, from 1881 to 1883, before going to Paris.


An Old Woman and Children in a Cottage Interior” oil on canvas (28″ x 36″).

Barton, Marjorie (1917-1997)

Northern Irish artist.

Cutting Silage, Ballymaglin”  © Photo credit: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Barton, Mary Georgina (1861-1949)

Born in Dundalk, Co.Louth.

Barton Mary 2  Barton MARY

Left to right:Summer borders in an Irish Garden” watercolour (13″ x 20″); and “Pastoral scene with outhouses” watercolour (15″ x 18″)


Cattle Grazing in Autumn Pasture” watercolour (16″ x 28″). Unsold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016.

Barton, Rose Maynard (1856-1929)

College Green Rose Barton

College Green, Dublin” watercolour dated 1887, sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, Berkshire 3/12/2014 – £6,000.

Relieving the Guard Dublin Castle 1891 Rose Mary Barton

Relieving the Guard, Dublin Castle” dated 1891, watercolour (8.75″ x 12.75″) sold at Whyte’s – 18/5/2009 for €9,500.00.

Basset, Iris

Tragumna” oil on canvas board (11″ x 16″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 25/9/2017 for €70.00.

Bate, William (fl.1799-1845)

Dublin born miniature artist.

Portrait of a man – enamel miniature (3½” x 2¾”), sold at Sheppard’s, Durrow – 28/11/2017 for €800.00.

Battersby, Ethel G (fl.1940s) 

Battersby, Mary (fl.1801–1841)

Ornithological and botanical painter.

Above – an example of the artist’s work held in the collection of the National Library of Ireland.

Bayly, Lancelot (1869-1952)

Born in Nenagh, County Tipperary, and was educated in England and Germany.

bayly-lancelot-rialto  bayly-lancelot

Left to right: “Rialto Bridge, Dublin” watercolour from the book Irish Life and Landscape by J Crampton Walker; and “Breton Village” 1947, watercolour drawing (11″ x 14.5″), unsold at Whyte’s 30/5/2011.

Beagan, Kate


Beattie, Robert D

English barges loading up on the river Liffey” oil on canvas (9.5″ x 11.5″).


Left to right:Ormeau Ferry, 1900” oil on canvas (12″ x 15″); and “Saint George’s Market, 1928” oil on board (9″ x 13″), sold at Ross’s – 11/10/2017 for £220.00.

Beaufort, Rev.William Louis (1771-1849)


Slane Abbey, Co.Meath” dated 1806, pen, pencil, ink and watercolour  (9″ x 10.5″)  one of a pair – the other “The Augustinian Abbey, Adare” – which sold at Christie’s, London, on 15/5/2003 for £5,378.00.

Beckett, Bernadette


Mournes from Murlough, Snow” oil on canvas (12″ x 30″), sold at Gormley’s – 22/11/2016 for  £140.00.

Beckett, Fannie (1874-1951)

Born in Dublin. Attended the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, where she was a fellow pupil of Beatrice and Dorothy Elvery and Estella Solomons, and where she was taught painting by Walter Osborne and William Orpen.

The Boy Piper

The Boy Piper” oil on canvas (18″ x 12″) – the only painting that I have found to date.

Bedell, Kate


Bedell, Rosemary

Dublin artist.

Mount Usher” oil on canvas (7″ x 10″),  sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 22/5/2017 for €180.00.

Beechey, Richard Brydges HRHA (1808–1895)

KINGSTOWN_BEECHEY  kingstown_harbour_by_beechey

Two views of Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) Harbour.

Currochs and Kerry Hookers Dingle Fishing Boats Around a Rock

Currachs and Kerry Hookers, Dingle: Fishing Boats Around a Rock” oil on canvas (30” x 44”). Signed and dated 1872. Sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Newbury, England 6/4/2016 – £10,000.00.  

Irish River Landscape with waterfall, possibly Co. Kerry, dated 1888, oil on canvas (23.5″ x 35.5″), sold at Adam’s (Townley Hall, Drogheda) sale – 10/10/2017 for €5,500.

Beggs, Ivan

Sunlight & Shadow, Garron Point, County Antrim” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″), sold at Ross’s – 31/5/2017 for £120.00.

Bell, Paul (1968)

Artist from Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Belton, Liam RHA (1947)

Liam Belton Winter 1978

Winter” (1978) oil on canvas (24″ x 35″).


Horse by the Lough” oil on board (20″ x 24″), unsold at Ross’s – 6/10/2016.

Bennett, George


The Hunt” oil on board (17″ x 23″), unsold Ross’s – 5/10/2016.

Bennett, Stephen

Stephen Bennett was born in London, his father having emigrated from Ardara, Co. Donegal. He graduated with an Art diploma from Barking College of Art and Design in 1973. Stephen then began a very successful career as a commercial artist, working for leading London advertising agencies for the next 18 years.

He worked as a visualiser/illustrator on the accounts of companies such as British Airways, Cadbury’s, B.P. etc. and was part of award-winning creative teams while working for Saatchi & Saatchi and other top agencies.

Stephen left advertising in 1992 to follow his lifelong ambition of living and working as a painter in Donegal. He now lives in Ardara and welcomes visitors to his studio gallery beside his home, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Having left the constraints of the commercial world behind him, Stephen set out to find his own way of painting. Drawing his inspiration from the people and landscape around him he has developed a unique and expressive style and is now among the best known Irish artists. Stephen loves to experiment and enjoys working in a variety of media including acrylic, oil pastel, mixed media and gouache. The subject matter of his work is varied, including both figurative paintings and landscapes but he has a special interest in people in their day to day activities.

His reputation has grown and he is now an established exhibitor in galleries throughout Ireland. Stephen represented Ireland at the Florence Bienale in 2005 and his paintings are included in private collections worldwide.

Portrait Slieve League

Left to right: Portrait of the playwright and dramatist Brian Friel; and “Slieve League, Co.Donegal“.


Beers, Alan

Alan is a self-taught artist from Northern Ireland.

THE HUNT Alan Beers

The Hunt” oil on paper (12″ x 24″). Sold at Ross’s – 3/12/2014 for £80.00.

Winter Stroll near the Mournes

Winter Stroll near the Mournes” oil on board (12″ x 24″). Sold at Ross’s – 5/11/2014 for £100.00.

Bent, Medora née Heather (1901-1992)  

Medora Alannah Heather was born in Ireland and spent much of her childhood on the family estate at Errislannan, situated on a remote peninsula in Connemara.

The Boat House, Errislannan, Connemara” oil on canvas (16″ x 20″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 18/9/2017 for €2,200.


Left to right:Turf Carriers at Evening” oil on board (15.5″ 19.5″), sold for £1,500 and “St.Ives by Moonlight” sold for £2,800 at Bonham’s sale of Modern British and Irish Art – 10/7/2018.

Errislannan: Scenes from a Painter’s Life” (1993) published by the Lilliput Press.

Errislannan, or Flannan’s peninsula, juts out into the North Atlantic on Europe’s western extremity south of Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. The home of Alannah Heather, it gave shape to her life, and to this book. The Heathers were minor Protestant gentry and estate-owners who occupied Errislannan Manor for five generations from the 1790s to the 1960s.

The author tells their story, using family diaries and letters salvaged from a coach-house loft before the auction, and enlarges upon it in this remarkable self-portrait, articulating a childhood and landscape peopled by cottagers and fisherfolk, islanders and evangelicals, and a richly eccentric body of relatives.

Bentham, Rick (1950)

Rick Bentham was born in Ontario, Canada.


Threshing Fair, Courtmacsherry“, 2005, oil on panel (14″ x 18”), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 30/1/2017 for €400.00.


Bewick, Pauline RHA (1935)

P Bewick

Catkins in Vase” watercolour (30″ x 22″). Sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016 for €2,200.00.

P Bewick

Marana” mixed media ( 22″ x 17″). Sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016 for €2,200.00.


Bianchi, Patricia (1904-)

Studied at St. John’s Wood Art School, London and the Sienna School of Art.

Active in County Kerry.


Left to right:Landscape, Kerry I” and “Landscape, Kerry II” both pastel on paper (12″ x 8″), sold at Ross’s – 8/11/2017 for £10 apiece.

Bickerstaff, Renee RUA (1904-1983)

Born in Co.Down.

bickerstaff  The Goat Shed Bickerstff

Left to right:Girl in a pink dress” watercolour drawing (14″ x 9″), sold at Ross’s – 1/2/2017 for £40.00.; “The Goat Shed” oil on board, sold at Ross’s – 6/3/2015 for £320.00.

Bindon, Francis (c.1690-1765)


Portrait of Jonathan Swift” circa 1735 oil on canvas. Part of the Crawford Art Gallery collection.

Bingham, James (1925-2009)


Daisy Chain” oil on board (24″ x 35″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 23/1/2017 for €320.00.

A Rough Crossing” oil on board (24″ x 36″), unsold at Ross’s – 3/5/2017.

Binions, Harry

A self-taught artist from Tinahely in County Wicklow.

Bion, Cyril Walter (1889-1976)

Autumn Trees, County Antrim” watercolour drawing (10″ x 8″), sold at Ross’s – 13/9/2017 for £140.00.

Blackham, Dorothy (1896–1975)

An Irish illustrator, artist, and teacher.


Croaghan, Achill” oil on board (26″ x 34″).

Blair, Doris V (1915)

Doris Violet Blair was born in Belfast and studied at the Belfast College of Art and at the Royal College of Art. During World War II she worked for the Ministry of Information in the Postal Censorship department. She also painted scenes of bomb damage in Belfast and portraits of some of the British and American troops stationed there. WIKI.

A collection of her works are held by the Ulster Museum – gallery here: Doris Blair Second World War Watercolours

Blair, Manson (1947)


Mountain road near Roundstone, Connemara” oil on canvas (8″ x 10″), sold at Ross’s – 9/11/2016 for £90.00.

Blake, Liam

Mist over the Lake” oil on board (30″ x 40″), sold at Ross’s – 8/10/2014 for £90.00.

Blakey, John A (1952)


Gazing over White Lake” dated 2009, watercolour (14″ x 21″) – a view over Oliver Brady’s training gallops, Bawn, Co. Monaghan. Sold at Whyte’s – 15/3/2010 for €2,100.

Bland, G H

An artist – possibly from Cork – who produced artwork for posters published by the Great Southern Railways in the 1920s.

Blunden, Sir Philip Overington (1922-2007)

Bunratty and the Castle” mixed media on canvas board (14.5″ x 17.5″), sold at Mealy’s – 30/5/2018 for €90.

Boak, Robert Creswell (1875-1949)

Born in Letterkenny, Co.Donegal. He studied at the Londonderry School of Art and the Royal College of Art, completing his education in Paris and Rome.


Innisfallen, Killarney” watercolour (5″ x 10″).

Bodeker, Olive (1944)

Co.Sligo based artist.

Bodeker Olive

Bluebell Woods” oil on canvas (13.5″ x 17.5″) sold at Dolan’s 3/2/2013 for €425.00.

Booth, Grahame

Northern Irish watercolour artist.


Bosanquet, John Claude (fl.1870s)

Son of John E. Bosanquet.

Fisherman by a Ruined Church” watercolour (9.5″ x 14.5″), unsold at Whyte’s – 29/4/2003.

Bosanquet, John E (fl.1850/1860s)

Cork artist.


Top:Castle Kevin, Co.Cork” pencil and watercolour (14.5″ x 22″), sold at Christie’s – 7/5/2009 for £7,500; and Lower:Ashill Towers, Killmallock, Co.Limerick” oil on canvas (11.5″ x 18″), sold at Christie’s – 7/5/2009 for £1,375.

Bouchier, Frank

Limerick artist.


Premises at 53 O’Connell Street, Limerick“, graphite on paper (22″ x 15”).

Bouchier-Hayes, Ann

Bourke, Annemarie


Bourke, Brian HRHA (1936)

Brian Bourke was born in Dublin. He studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin and St. Martin’s School of Art in London.


Sheep Skull, Goat Skull, African Carving” oil on canvas (39″ x 39″), sold at Whyte’s – 26/9/2016 for €4,000.00.

Bourke, Michael (1913-1985)

The artist also known as Micheál de Búrca, was born in Tipperary, grew up in Castlebar and spent his final years in Westport.

de Burca

Sailing off the Coast” watercolour (10″ x 14″). Sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016 for €500.00.

Bowen, Gretta (1880-1981)

Gretta Bowen was born in Dublin, but lived most of her life in Belfast. As a widow, she reared three sons, two of whom, George and Arthur Campbell, were artists. A few weeks before her seventieth birthday she found paints left behind by her son Arthur and began to experiment. Just five years later her first exhibition took place and in the years that followed she also exhibited in Belfast and Dublin. She exhibited at the International Naives exhibition in London, and her work is represented in the collection of the Ulster Museum.

A Quiet Sunday near the Sea Gretta Bowen

“A Quiet Sunday near the Sea”.

Bowie, Pam


Winter in Marlay Park” watercolour.

Boyce, Emma


Boyce, W

Hazelbank” oil on canvas (11.5″ x 15″), sold at Ross’s – 18/1/2012 for £60.00.

Boyd, Diarmuid (1951)


The Cornfield” oil on board (10.5″ x 14.5″) sold at Ross’s – 3/12/2015 for £165.00.

Boyd, Gillian


The Northern Bank, Waring Street, Belfast” watercolour drawing (12″ x 17″), sold at Ross’s – 7/12/2016 for £40.00.

Still Life” watercolour drawing (5″ x 3″),  sold at Ross’s – 20/6/2018 for £20.

Boyd, John (1957)

John Boyd was born in Carlisle, England in 1957 and studied painting in the Slade School of Art. He has resided in Ireland for the past 20 years and has exhibited internationally since the late 70s, most often in London, America and Ireland.


Redemption” oil on canvas (33½ x 46¾”), sold at James Adams – 1/6/2016 for €5,200.00.

Elephantus V” oil on canvas (23.5″ x 23.5″), sold at Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, England – 29/11/2017 for £1,200.

Boyle, Gareth

Belfast born artist now based in County Leitrim. Traditional, quality Landscape, Wildlife and Portrait painter. Undertakes commission work.

Lissadell Beach 16 x 20 oil on canvas  Yunghare(1)

Left to right:Lissadell Beach” Co.Sligo, oil on canvas (16″ x 20″); “Young Hare in Grass” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″).


Boyne, John (c.1750-1810)

Born in County Down about 1750, is known as a water-colour painter of some repute. He was apprenticed to William Byrne, the landscape engraver.


“A Meeting of Connoisseurs” watercolour now in the Victoria and Albert Museum

The County Chronicle BOYNE

The County Chronicle” watercolour drawing.

Bradley, Aidan (1961)

Born and lives in Dublin. A landscape and architectural painter who works mainly in oils but also has interest in the area of printmaking.

BofIrl Aidan Bradley

Bank of Ireland, College Green” (2005) oil on board. Sold at Whyte’s – €950.00.

Bradley, T Desmond

In Joyce’s Country, Connemara” oil on board (13.5″ x 16.5″), sold at David Duggleby Auctioneers, Scarborough, Nth.Yorkshire – 23/6/2017 for £200.00.

Bradley, Sinead

Rock of Cashel” watercolour (22″ x 29″), unsold at Hegarty’s (Bandon) – 22/10/2017.

Bradshaw, Alan (1936)


Belfast born artist.


Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara” acrylic (12″ x 16″) available from Lahinch Art Gallery.


Poisoned Glen” oil on canvas (20″ x 60″), sold at Gormley’s – 28/2/2017 for £300.00.

Braithwaite, Charles ARHA (1876-1941)

Brand, Margaret


Brandt, Muriel RHA (1909-1981)

Born in Belfast, she studied at the Belfast College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London.


Bonfire Night” mixed media (11″ x 15.5″).

Near Glencar” watercolour (7.5″ x 11″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 28/5/2018 for €220.00.

Branegan, John Francis (1843-1909)

Born in Dublin.

Dublin Bay, Sunset” watercolour & bodycolour (10″ x 18″), sold at Christies, South Kensington – 12/5/2006 for £960.00.

Brayden, Alma

Born in Coleraine, Co.Derry but has spent most of her life south of the border. She is a renowned poet and painter.

Alma Brayden

Regatta” watercolour (21″ x 29″).

Breach, Mary (1953)

Dublin born artist now living and working in Sneem, Co.Kerry.

Another Storm Brewing, Achill” oil on canvas, sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 24/9/2012 for €550.00.

Breen, Bernadette

NI artist.

Breen 1  breen 2

Left to right:Footin the Turf” watercolour drawing (15″ x 18″) sold at Ross’s – 6/2/2013 for £60.00; “Snow Scene” watercolour drawing (12.5″ x 17″) sold at Ross’s – 12/9/2012 for £20.00.

Breen, Olive

Galway artist.

Brenan, James ARHA RHA (1837–1907)


The Finishing Touch” oil on canvas (25″ x 30″). Exhibited at the RHA in 1876 and now in the collection of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, USA.

Brennan, Carmela (1972) 



Left to right:Gathering Flowers” 1998, oil on board (11″ x 9″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 26/6/2017 for €140.00; and “A Faithful Friend” oil on canvas (20″ x 16″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 23/1/2017 for €380.00.

Brennan (Ó Braonáin), Danny

Wexford artist.

Looking towards Connemara” oil on canvas (16″ x 21″).

Brennan, Stephen


Bridle Kathleen, ARUA (1897-1989) 

The Life and Art of Kathleen Bridle” by Carole Froude-Durix.

Four Courts Press (Dublin) 1998. Running to 63 pages including many illustrations. Scarce.

Briggs, David (1955)

I was born in Lisburn, Co.Antrim, where I still live. I spent most of my working life in various management roles in the textile industry until that industry went ‘east’ in 2006, when I decided to take early retirement and concentrate on my many interests and hobbies. I have always been what is generally described as a ‘petrolhead’ and have been a keen motorcyclist for over 40 years. When my friends were buying comics as a youngster I was buying car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle magazines!

Painting and drawing has always been a hobby throughout my life although not continuously. It is only since retirement that I have tried to ‘push’ it on a bit. I have no training whatsoever and am self taught, but I am reasonably happy with my efforts. I think when I switched from watercolour to acrylic that things improved dramatically as it’s such a versatile medium, indeed if I had discovered it years ago and pursued some professional training perhaps my life may have taken a different course!

Most of my work goes to commission, I standardise on 30″x 20″ canvas board purely because I like to get the detail in! Most of my work can be seen on my public Facebook page ‘The Transport Artwork of David Briggs’, and you can contact me through it if you wish. Although railways have featured largely to date simply because that’s what the orders came for, I am now pushing the commercial vehicle side. Whilst there are many well known artists in GB specialising on the transport subjects, here in Northern Ireland there are very few so I tend to concentrate on local subjects to try and promote our little corner of the U.K., although if it’s powered by any sort of engine I will happily consider any subject matter from any corner of the world!


Above: Great Southern Railway of Ireland’s class B1a 800 Maedhbh – ( Maeve ) lifting the heavy 4.00pm mails for Dublin from Glanmire road station ( now Kent ) in Cork late August 1939 when the locomotive was only a few weeks into service. Prior to its introduction the mail trains – some of the heaviest trains in the country at the time, often of 450 tons – required double or even triple heading to get up the gradient out of Cork which is in places 1:60.
People often ask how long a painting takes to do, well this one took 115 hours. Enjoy!

Lots more pics here: David Briggs – The Station Master!

Brilly, June (1956)


The High Pasture” oil on board (15″ x 30″), sold at Whyte’s Online Sale – 24/10/2016 for €1,000.00.

Equestrian Scene” oil on canvas (19.5″ x 29.5″), sold at Whyte’s – 30/5/2016 for €950.00.

Brocas, Samuel Frederick (1792 – 1847)


Ballyowen Castle, Co.Dublin” pencil and watercolour (9″ x 12″), sold at Christie’s (London) – 7/5/2009 for £6,000.

Martello Tower on the Coast” watercolour (9″ x 13″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 25/6/2018 for €70.00.

Meandering Stream” watercolour (8.5″ x 10.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/7/2018 for €60.00.

Brohan, James (1952)


Left to right:Collies” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 22/1/2018 for €2,600.00; and “Garret Fitzgerald” oil on canvas (18″ x 14″), unsold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 5/3/2018.

Brookes, Adrian

Sheep grazing in the Mournes” watercolour drawing (14″ x 20″), unsold at Ross’s – 9/8/2017.

Brophy, Daithi

Card Sharks” oil on canvas (16″ x 23″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 29/1/2018 for €160.00.

Brophy, Elizabeth

Australian born artist who now lives in Tinahely, County Wicklow.


“The Mauve One” oil on board  sold  Morgan O’Driscoll 5/2016 – €900.00.

Elizabeth Brophy: An Irish Impressionist

Hardback, 144pp with many illustrations.

Published by the Sandford Gallery/Trinity Gallery, Dublin (2004).

Brown, Christy (1932-1981)


Garage in the Snow” dated 1968, oil on board (24″ x 30″), sold at Whyte’s – 9/10/2001 for €2,539 including buyer’s premium.

Harvest Time” watercolour (13″ x 10″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 22/1/2018 for €550.00.

Brown, Doreen E  (1932)

Carlow born artist.

Derryclare” c.1970, oil on board (25″ x 31″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 25/9/2017 for €180.00.

The artist is possibly best known for her giant (5ft x 8ft) oil painting from 1981 which commemorates the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland in 1979. Apologies but this is the largest image that I can find.

Browne, David (1957)

A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and the School of Visual Arts, New York.

North Wall” dated 2002, watercolour (9″ x 11″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 29/1/2018 for €240.00.

Browne, Nassau Blair RHA (1867-1940)

Landscape and equestrian painter.

Browne Nassau Blair

Red Prince II” oil on canvas (22″ x 30″) sold at Christie’s, London – 31/7/2012 for £750.00.

Ginger, a Chestnut Hunter in a Stable” oil on canvas (20″ x 24″), unsold at Mullen’s, Laurel Park – 11/9/2017.

Bruen, Gerald RHA (1908–2004)


Left to right:Turf Bank (Bog, Co.Galway)” c.1980 – oil on canvas. Crawford Art Gallery Collection; and “Old Tree, Glinsk, Co.Roscommon” oil on  board (26″ x 22″) – exhibited at the RHA in 1989 – sold at Ross’s – 8/11/2017 for £320.00.

Bruton, Angel

Bryce, E. I


Left to right: “Connemara” oil on board (6.5″ x 8.5″) , sold on eBay 17/9/2017 for £50.00; and Coastal Scene, oil on canvas (12″ x 20″).

Buchman, Arthur A (1904-1988)

Buchman Woodlands

Woodlands” oil on board (10″ x 14″). Sold at Ross’s – 28/6/2017 for £90.00.

Buchman Arthur  Buchman Farm Cottages  Buchman Annalong Harbour

Left to right:Barnett’s Park from the Lagan” watercolour drawing (13″ x 9.5″) sold at Ross’s – 7/11/2012 for £40.00; “Farm Cottages in a landscape” watercolour drawing (10″ x 14″) unsold at Ross’s – 20/4/2016 and “Annalong Harbour” oil on board (13″ x 17″) sold at Ross’s – 29/6/2011 for £120.00.

Across the Bridge” oil on board (16″ x 18″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 22/5/2017 for €70.00.

Sunlight on the Mountains” oil on board (16″ x 20″), sold at Ross’s – 8/11/2017 for £40.00.

Buck, Adam (1759–1833) 

An Irish neo-classical portraitist and miniature painter (as was his brother Frederick) principally active in London.

Lady Harriett Anne Gardiner and Luke Wellington Gardiner (Viscount Mountjoy)” signed and dated 1822, watercolour (14″ x 12″), sold at Fonsie Mealy’s – 7/3/2018 for €3,200.

Buck, Frederick (1771-1840)



Charlotte James at 21” sold on eBay – 15/9/2016 for £417.99.

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Two further examples of his work that sold on eBay in Aug/Sept.2016 for £459.00 and £410.00 respectively.

Buckley, Maura Taylor (1930)

The Chinese Bowl” oil on canvas (14.5″ x 21″), unsold at Whyte’s – 17/7/2017.

Bunch-Moran, Frances (1928-2002)


Trinity College, Dublin” oil on canvas (24″ x 36″). Sold at Ross’s – 8/10/2014 for £90.00.

bunch-moran  bunch-moran-martello-tower

Left to right:Portrait of a Girl” oil on board (17″ x 13″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 3/10/2016 for €180.00; “James Joyce Tower, Sandycove” watercolour (16″ x 19″).

Búrca, Micheál de RHA (1913-1985)


West of Ireland” oil on board (15″ x 20″).

Burch, George

Northern Irish artist.

Methodist College, Belfast (Methody)” pen and wash (12″ x 15″) a recently completed commission by the artist.


Left to right:On the Summer Side of Life“, Spain, acrylic (14″ x 18”); and “On the Allotment” acrylic on canvas board (9″ x 12″). These and many other works by the artist can be viewed on the PaintersOnline website here: www.painters-online.co.uk/artist/georgeb6

Burch, Lawson RUA (1937-1999)

Basil and Sport” acrylic on board (35.5″ x 35.5″), sold at Adam’s – 27/9/2017 for €1,600.

Burgess, James Howard RHA


On the Antrim Coast with Dunseverick” watercolour drawing (14″ x 20″), unsold at Ross’s 9/11/2016.

Burgh, Lydia de RUA (1923-2007)  

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing Coronation robes and the Imperial State Crown.

The late George Quin, Bishop of Down & Dromore” oil on canvas (20″ x 16″), sold at Ross’s 7/12/2017 for £280.00.

Lydia’s Story” by Lydia de Burgh. Self-published (1991).

Burke, Augustus Nicolas (1838-1891)


Cattle grazing by a river bank” oil on canvas (13¾” x 19¾”), sold at Adam’s – 7/12/2016 for €1,000.


Connemara Girl” is in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Burke, Rachel (1977)

Podge and Cast iron chair” dated 2003, oil on canvas (8″ x 10″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 26/6/2017 for €100.00.

Burns, Claire


Burns, Deirdre


Playing with Daddy” oil on board (30″ x 32″), sold at Ross’s – 13/9/2017 for £340.00.

Burns, Roy 

Little Portbraddon, County Antrim” oil on board (16″ x 20″), unsold at Ross’s – 23/5/2018.

Burns, William Henry (1924-1996)

Western Turf Stacks William Henry Burns

“Western Turf Stacks” oil on canvas (24″ x 20″) sold Morgan O’Driscoll 5/2016 – €750.00.

Burns W H  Shaws Bridge 

Left to right:Atlantic Drive, Donegal” oil on canvas (10″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s 7/9/2016 for £320.00. , and “Shaw’s Bridge” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″).


Left to right:Lych Gate, Drumbo Church” oil on canvas (12″ x 10″), sold at Ross’s – 3/5/2017 for £90.00; and “Cottage, Co.Monaghan” oil on canvas (16″ x 20″), sold at Ross’s – 8/11/2017 for £200.00.

Burrows, William J (fl.1940s-1950s)

A Northern Irish artist known for his landscape paintings – many of which were used by the firm of J S Valentines for their art postcards.


Sailing Boat” oil on board (17″ x 11″) sold at Ross’s 12/9/2012 – £50.00.

A West of Ireland Village Burrows  Newcastle Co Down W J Burrows  THE WILDS OF CONNEMARA BURROWS

A West of Ireland Village“, “The Strand, Newcastle, Co.Down” and “The Wilds of Connemara” – three Valentines postcards that featured the artist’s work.

Burton, Sir Frederick William RHA (1816-1900)

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs” (1864) is in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland and was recently voted as  Ireland’s Favourite Painting


Market Girl with Basket of Peaches” watercolour (15″ x 11″), sold at Adam’s – 7/12/2016 for €3,600.00 and again by Adam’s – 29/3/2017 for €2,600.00.

Burton, Shelia (Sile)


South African born artist now living and working in County Wexford.

Busby, Mabel

Two Cathedrals, Armagh” acrylic on board (11.5″ x 11.5″) sold at Ross’s – 28/6/2017 for £60.00.

Butler, Aidan


Butler, Mildred Anne (1858-1941) 

Butler Mildred Anne

MacGillycuddy’s Reeks (Co.Kerry) from Glencar” watercolour (10″ x 14″). Sold at Fonsie Mealy’s – 8/10/2013 for €4,400.00.


At the Thorn Tree” watercolour (10″ x 13″), sold at Adam’s – 28/9/2016 for €3,400.00.

Buttimer, Katie

Artist living Cork Ireland painting landscapes in Oils, Acrylic, Watercolour and mixed media.

Butts, John (c.1728-1765)

Born in Co.Cork.


View of Cork c.1755, oil on canvas (28.5″ x 47″) attributed to the artist and which is now in the Crawford Art Gallery collection.

Byrne, Gerard (1958) 


Dublin born artist.


Left to right:Stephen Street from Johnson Place, Dublin” oil on canvas (60″ x 38″), unsold at Whyte’s – 28/5/2018; and “View of Dalkey” oil on canvas (35″ x 20″), sold at Adam’s – 17/6/2018 for €760.00.

Byrne, Roland


Cottages at Inishbofin” watercolour (11″ x 19″), sold at Mealy’s Fine Art – 28/1/2017 for €100.00.


Farm Scene” watercolour (19″ x 23″), unsold at Gormley’s 22/11/2016.


Byrne, Tom (1963)


Tom Byrne was born in Dublin and studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, where he trained in the Bauhaus tradition.

Byrne, Tom  

Left to right:Beckett Study” oil on canvas (19″ x 14″), sold at Gormley’s – 13/9/2016 for £240.00; and “Ha’Penny Bridge” acrylic on canvas (20″ x 24″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 29/1/2018 for €180.00.

Byrne, Val (1936)  


Val Byrne was born in Dublin, and studied Art & Architecture at University College Dublin where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.


Main Street, Bray” watercolour. Sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 9/5/2011 for €150.00.

Byrnes, Brian

Entering the Harbour” oil on canvas (12″ x 16″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 28/5/2018 for €180.00.