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Michaela Back graduated as an art and design teacher from Crawford College of Art in 1992 and is now a full time art teacher in Waterford.
Michaela loves to paint her local environment during her free time. She has had many art exhibitions in the galleries at Waterford, Clonmel and Carrick On Suir and she has participated in Cashel Arts festival. She works in oils and acrylics and her work is on permanent display at ‘Tudor Artisan Hub‘ Carrick On Suir.
Michaela undertakes commissions on a regular basis.
More here: Michaela-Mixed-Media
“Walking in Tramore” acrylic on canvas (18″ x 20″).
Left to right: “Milford Bridge, Co.Carlow” acrylic on canvas (16″ x 20″) and “A boating scene on a Summers Evening” acrylic on canvas (24″ x 18″).
Baird, John (1948)
John Baird was born in Letterkenny, County Donegal, to be precise in Gate lodge No.62 of the County Donegal Narrow Gauge Railway where he was brought up by his Grandparents. It was in this environment and within the sights and sounds of the coastal shipping vessels that brought cargoes to the local Port at Ballyraine, that the young Baird grew up in. He started drawing these at the early age of 10. and then little did this self taught artist know that his coloured pen drawings and some paintings would find their way into private collections worldwide. Exhibitions at home and abroad were to follow and having spent time sailing in small coasters and local fishing boats in earlier years, his artwork benefited from this experience.
Well known for his accuracy and attention to detail, John’s work has also been published in shipping and commercial fishing magazines, one of them being the well known Dutch shipping magazine “De Blauwe Wimpel” . He is author of “The Port, A short illustrated History of Port Ballyraine” and “The Fiesta” a book about the local ballroom and Irish Showband era of the 60s. which played a big part in his life growing up.
John undertakes commissions and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (086) 311 8590.
Dutch marine vessel “JO” in the River Swilly – 1960s, coloured pen and ink drawing (11.5″ x 16.5″) – private collection.
“CDR tank loco Meenglas on a Donegal Town to Stranorlar working – in Barnesmore Gap” coloured pen and ink drawing (11.5″ x 16.5″) – private collection.
Baird, Michael (1928)
“Scene at Teelin, Co.Donegal” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″) sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 27/6/2022 for €460.00.
Baker, James D (1989)
Baker, Mark (1985)
Dublin born, Mark Baker has already established himself as one of the most talented and sought-after young Irish artists. Specialising in ultra-realist figurative painting as well as portrait art.
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 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?
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.
Bardon, Jean (1952)
Jean Bardon was born in Dublin and studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design between 1970 and 1974. She then spent a period living and working in Amsterdam. It was during this time that she developed an interest in printmaking. She became a member of Graphic Studio Dublin in 1990 and since then has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Barker, Robert (1739 – 1806)
Was born in Kells, County Meath.
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.
Barralet, John James (c.1747 – 1815)
Of French descent, Barralet was born in Dublin. In early life he was a drawing-master in Dublin, but he later went to London and practised water-colour painting. He exhibited three landscapes at the Royal Academy in 1770, and occasionally exhibited in succeeding years. He was employed in illustrating books on Irish Antiquities. In 1795 he emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia, where he died in 1815. Ref: WIKI
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.
Landscape with Figures, oil on canvas (39″ x 53″), unsold at Adam’s – 27/3/2019.
“Before the Start ” 2004, oil on canvas (31.5″ x 47.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 3/5/2022 for €2,100.
Barrett, Meriel Lambart (1912 – 1982)
Dublin born artist. She exhibited a total of ten works at the RHA between 1934-37 and she exhibited there again in 1957 under her married name, Meriel L 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 Vere’s – 4/4/2017.
Barrett, T F (1906 – 1950)
“At Greystones, Co.Wicklow” oil on board.
“Bill, Mary & Woody” oil on canvas (50″ x 48″), unsold at Ross’s – 11/9/2019.
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.
County Limerick based self taught artist-painter/illustrator.
More about the artist here: Alison Barry Artist
“Moylough Castle” soft pastel (17″ x 19″), sold at the SCOOP Foundation auction – 25/4/2021 for €240.00.
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Based in West Ireland. Painting for almost a decade. My medium is oil paint. I get my inspiration from nature and from travelling.
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Barry, James (1741 – 1806)
James Barry was born in Water Lane (now Seminary Road) on the north side of Cork city.
“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, John (1784 – 1827)
Portrait miniature of Captain Nathaniel Burslem, KH, JP (circa 1769-1856) watercolour on ivory fitted shagreen case, sold at Chiswick Auctions, London – 30/3/2021 for £950.00.
More here: John-Barry-Irish-Art
“Merchants Quay, Newry, County Down”
Left to right: “Achill Island, County Mayo ” and “Old Victorian Waterworks, Cork ” both watercolour drawings.
Barry, Jonathan (1967)
Dublin born artist and illustrator.
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.
Orla Barry is an artist based in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk. She is a painter working with acrylics on canvas. Her collection of work includes original paintings, Giclée art prints, brooches, necklaces and greeting cards. She is inspired by animals, nature, sacred art, mysticism, surrealism, fairytales, patterns and a search for perfect colour combinations. Orla graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2007.
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.
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.
“The Flower Garden” watercolour (10″ x 13.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 30/9/2019 for €340.00.
“Bridge at Glengarriff” watercolour and pencil (9″ x 20.5″), sold at Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury – 4/9/2019 for £380.00.
Barton, Rose Maynard (1856 – 1929)
Rose Mary Barton was from Anglo-Irish artist stock, born in County Tipperary, a watercolourist who painted landscape, street scenes, gardens, child portraiture and illustrations of the townscape of Britain and Ireland. She exhibited with a number of different painting societies, most notably the Watercolour Society of Ireland (WCSI), the Royal Academy (RA), the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), the Society of Women Artists and the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS). Her paintings are in public collections in both Ireland and Britain, including the National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane in Dublin, and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.
“College Green, Dublin” watercolour dated 1887, sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, Berkshire 3/12/2014 – £6,000.
“Relieving the Guard, Dublin Castle” dated 1891, watercolour (8.75″ x 12.75″) sold at Whyte’s – 18/5/2009 for €9,500.00.
“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)
Date of birth does not tally with the 1901 census which shows him as being 16 years old i.e. born c.1885 not 1869 – the incorrect date is given everywhere online!
Born in Nenagh, County Tipperary, and was educated in England and Germany.
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.
“Down on the Farm” dated 1935, watercolour over pencil (12″ x 16″), sold at Whyte’s 21/2/2006 for €1,800.
“Winter in the Phoenix Park” watercolour (15.5″ x 23.5″), sold at Mealy’s – 10/10/2018 for €380.00.
Beatty, Kathleen Jane (-1918)
“Gypsy Camp” watercolour (7″ x 5″) offered on eBay 12/2019.
Beattie, Annette E
“Murlough Bay, County Antrim” oil on board (13″ x 17″), sold at Ross’s – 23/2/2022 for £60.
Beattie, John “Jack”
“Lough Maladrolaun, Connemara ” oil on board.
“Ballintoy Harbour, Co.Antrim ” oil on board.
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 – 10/4/2019 for £400.00.
Beaufort, Louisa Catherine (1781 – 1863)
Was an antiquarian, author and artist.
“A Connemara Net-Maker” 1857, watercolour.
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 (1973)
Self-taught artist and author based in Hillsborough, County Down.
“Mournes from Murlough, Snow” oil on canvas (12″ x 30″), sold at Gormley’s – 22/11/2016 for £140.00.
“Children of Lir” acrylic (18″ x 14″).
“Ballycopeland” oil on board (10″ x 14″), sold at Gormley’s – 22/9/2020 for £100.00.
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” oil on canvas (18″ x 12″) – the only painting that I have found to date.
“Cottage in Glencree” dated 1988, watercolour (15″ x 18″), sold at Mullens, Laurel Park – 31/7/2022 for €80.
“Mount Usher” oil on canvas (7″ x 10″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 22/5/2017 for €180.00.
Canal Scene, oil on canvas board (13″ x 17″), sold at Mullen’s, Laurel Park – 30/9/2019 for €70.00.
Beechey, Richard Brydges HRHA (1808 – 1895)
Two views of Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) Harbour.
“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.
“Sybil Head, Near the Blaskets and Dingle, West of Ireland” dated 1884, oil on canvas (30″ x 45″), sold at Mealy’s – 23/3/2022 for €56,000.
“Three Master in Rough Seas” 1862, oil on canvas (27″ x 41″), unsold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 1/11/2022.
Beers, Alan (1946 – 2016)
Alan Beers was a self-taught artist from Northern Ireland.
“The Hunt” oil on paper (12″ x 24″), sold at Ross’s – 3/12/2014 for £80.00.
“Winter Stroll near the Mournes” oil on board (12″ x 24″), sold at Ross’s – 5/11/2014 for £100.00.
“Morrow’s Pub, Loch Street, Killyleagh” watercolour drawing (9.5″ x 12.5″), sold at Ross’s – 12/6/2019 for £50.00.
“In Mourne Country” oil on board (10″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s – 11/9/2019 for £30.00.
“Sunlight & Shadow, Garron Point, County Antrim” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″), sold at Ross’s – 31/5/2017 for £120.00.
Barbie Begley is a graduate of Fine Art at Cambridge, England and the Corcoran Art School in Washington D.C., and has been living on the Dingle peninsula since the late 80s where she is inspired by her surroundings.
She loves to work with various mediums and paints on many different surfaces including canvas and paper. She also paints clothes, bags shoes and ceramics. She grew up surrounded by art and her great grand uncle was the famous German artist Adolph Menzel.
More here: Barbie-Begley-Art
“House in Ballydavid with horse and foal” pen and ink with dots and colour.
Left to right: “Flight of the butterflies“; “Mythical birds” and “Tropical fish“, all acrylic on canvas.
“The Blasket Islands“.
“Muckish, Donegal” oil on board (14″ x 18″), unsold at O’Reilly’s – 21/11/2018.
I’m a Dublin based artist, always had a flair for design from knitwear to interiors and garden. Passionate about painting, specialising in realism, my photos inspire my artwork. Using oils in a variety of subjects including portraits (human, canine & feline) floral, seascapes & landscapes.
I’m happy to undertake commissions and can be contacted via my page below.
More here: Art-By-Ash
Left to right: “From Dillon’s Park To Dalkey Island” and ““Waiting In Anticipation” (White Rock Beach, Killiney, Co.Dublin).
Left to right: “Bob Marley“, “Jan” and “Dora“.
Bell, Paul (1968)
Artist from Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Belton, Liam RHA (1947)
“Winter” (1978) oil on canvas (24″ x 35″).
Left to right: “Horse by the Lough” oil on board (20″ x 24″), unsold at Ross’s – 6/10/2016; and “Pewter, Nude and Bottles” 2018, oil on canvas (17″ x 22″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s (RDS Sale) – 29/4/2019 for €5,000.
“The Hunt” oil on board (17″ x 23″), unsold Ross’s – 5/10/2016.
Bennett, Malcolm (1942)
Left to right: “Winter in Connemara” oil on board (23.5″ x 23.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 29/11/2010 for €900.00; and “Flying over Strangford” oil on board (24″ x 24″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 12/8/2019 for €480.00.
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 Biennale in 2005 and his paintings are included in private collections worldwide.
Left to right: Portrait of the playwright and dramatist Brian Friel; and “Slieve League, Co.Donegal“.
Benson, Charlotte E (1846 – 1893)
A sister of Mary Kate Benson (below), she studied at the Dublin Society’s Schools for two years. Noted for her landscapes and seascapes she exhibited at the RHA from 1873 to 1890.
Benson, Mary Kate (1842 – 1921)
“Shelling Peas” oil on canvas (15″ x 11.5″), sold at Adam’s – 23/3/2005 for €2,000.
Untitled – sold at Ross’s 3/6/2009 for £950.00.
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.
“Methodist College, Belfast” limited edition print (7″ x 9.5″), sold at Ross’s – 2/7/2014 for £30.
Bewick, Pauline RHA (1935 – 2022)
“Catkins in Vase” watercolour (30″ x 22″)., sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016 for €2,200.
Left to right: “Marana” mixed media ( 22″ x 17″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016 for €2,200; and “Fuschia” dated 1977, pencil and watercolour (22″ x 30″), sold at Whyte’s – 27/5/2019 for €2,200.
de Bhail, Lupita
Waterford based artist.
“Winding Path, Japanese Gardens” acrylic on canvas (20″ x 16″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/10/2018 for €160.00.
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)
A self-taught artist from County Down, Renee Bickerstaff painted landscapes, flowers and portraits. She exhibited from the early 1930’s with the RHA and RUA.
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.
Biddulph, Derek (1925 – 2008)
Dublin born artist, Derek Biddulph spent the last forty years of his life photographing, sketching and painting his adopted home of County Galway.
“St.Brendan’s Road, Galway” pen and ink drawing (9.5″ x 13.5″).
“Hookers at Sunset” oil on canvas (23.5″ x 28″).
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.
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.
“Thatched Cottages by the roadside” oil on canvas (16″ x 20″), sold at Ross’s – 27/1/2021 for £340.00.
Black, James (d.1829)
“Armagh” 1810, oil on canvas (36″ x 52″) – Armagh County Museum Collection.
Blackham, Dorothy (1896 – 1975)
An Irish illustrator, artist, and teacher.
Born in Dublin, Dorothy Blackham entered the RHA Schools during the First World War and later studied at the Goldsmith’s College in London. She exhibited regularly with the RHA from 1916-1946, and later with the RUA, the WCSI, and the Ulster Society of Women Artists. She is associated with the Yeats sisters, Elizabeth and Lily, and contributed linocuts for their Cuala Press productions. Ref: Whyte’s.
“Croaghan, Achill” oil on board (26″ x 34″).
“Coastal Cottages” oil on board (10″ x 14″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 7/8/2018 for €1,600.
“Keel, Achill, Co.Mayo” watercolour on paper (10″ x 14″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 26/4/2022 for €1,200.
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.
Blitzed Homes © Ms.Doris Bourguignon.
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.
“At Delphi, Co.Mayo” oil on canvas (10″ x 14″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 27/1/2020 for €200.00.
“Mist over the Lake” oil on board (30″ x 40″), sold at Ross’s – 8/10/2014 for £90.00.
“Bridge near Lough Mask” oil on board (17″ x 23″), sold at Ross’s – 21/4/2021 for £180.00.
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.
“Young Girl in a Straw Hat” watercolour drawing (16″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s – 19/5/2021 for £700.00.
Bland, G H
An artist – possibly from Cork – who produced artwork for posters published by the Great Southern Railways in the 1920s.
“Spring Flowers” watercolour (21″ x 18″), sold at Fonsie Mealy’s – 27/7/2021 for €130.00.
Blundell Timon, Helen
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.
“Mount Stewart” watercolour drawing (28″ x 21″), unsold at Ross’s – 19/5/2021.
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″).
“Portora Royal School, Enniskillen” black and white etching (6.5″ x 10″), sold at Ross’s – 23/2/2022 for £70.
Northern Irish artist.
“Cottage by the River” watercolour drawing (4.5″ x 8″), unsold at Ross’s – 9/9/2020.
Bodeker, Olive (1944)
Co.Sligo based artist.
“Bluebell Woods” oil on canvas (13.5″ x 17.5″) sold at Dolan’s 3/2/2013 for €425.00.
“The Long Walk, Galway” oil on canvas board (15″ x 19″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/11/2020 for €650.00.
“Dundrum Bay from Murlough” watercolour.
Birr based self-taught artist.
More here: Tanya-Bond-54
Northern Irish watercolour artist.
Booth, Tim (1943)
I was born in Co. Kildare, educated by Quakers in Waterford, and earned a BA in Arts in Trinity College, Dublin in 1964, before hitting the streets. After a brief and disturbing spell in advertising, I started to paint seriously and began to show regularly in the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, then the standard bearer of the avant garde in Irish painting and sculpture. My work at the time was influenced by American and English ‘Pop Art’ as well as comic strips, film and animation and still is to this day. Showing in the Living Art led to considerable sales by collectors and an invitation to hold my first one man show in the legendary Brown Thomas Gallery where a lot of Irish artists of my generation got their start. I’d have to say, it’s been all downhill from there…..
Music was also a huge influence and in the mid 60’s along with fellow artist Tim Goulding and musician Ivan Pawle I became of a member of, what these days is considered a cult outfit – psychedelic lounge band Doctor Strangely Strange. So I now had two strings to my Bow. Painting and music, and the trick was to find time for both without either being ignored. The band toured and I painted for exhibitions when we were not on the road, but something had to give and it did. After reasonable success we decided to put the band on hold for a while and attend to things like families and career. My painting and drawing had led me by creative osmosis into animation and film, and I worked in this area for the next twenty or so years, but always painting and drawing whenever I could and showing whenever possible. A move to Kerry in 1999 proved inspirational and the results are here for you to behold.
Left to right: “When the Blue Hour Comes” and “Scarrif Island with Black Beauty” both oil on canvas (15.5″ x 15.5″).
Left to right: “Derrynane on a soft day” oil on canvas (43″ x 31.5″); “Cardinal Woolsy drops a Stitch” oil paint with gold highlights (23.5″ x 15.5″) and “Rockpool 4” oil on canvas (19.5″ X 19.5″).
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)
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, Kilmallock, Co.Limerick” oil on canvas (11.5″ x 18″), sold at Christie’s – 7/5/2009 for £1,375.
“Premises at 53 O’Connell Street, Limerick“, graphite on paper (22″ x 15”).
Bourke, Annemarie (1957)
“Lynch’s Quay, Cobh, bathed in Summer Sun” oil on canvas board (15.5″ x 19.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 14/8/2018 for €280.00.
“Autumn in the Black Valley” oil on canvas board (13.5″ x 17.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/10/2018 for €300.00.
“Hollyhocks” oil on canvas (23.5″ x 33.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 21/9/2020 for €480.00.
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.
Bowe, Emer (1969)
I was born in Waterford where I trained as a Graphic Designer. I subsequently went on to study Fashion Design in The National College of Art and Design where I graduated in 1996.
When my children were born I made a conscious decision to leave the Fashion Industry and move to the North Wexford countryside and concentrate on painting. The landscapes and many Forest Walks of Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow are a great source of inspiration for my work as an artist.
Left to right: “Golden Red Acer, Altamont Gardens, Co.Carlow” 2017 oil on canvas (24″ x 24″); and “Bluebell Forest, Kilrush, Bunclody, Co.Wexford” oil on canvas (24″ x 24″).
Much of my work can be seen in the Druids Glen Resort, Wicklow where I was commissioned to paint a series of paintings to compliment the rugged rural landscape of the Resort. Some works are also available for sale from The Gaslamp Gallery in Gorey and The Dennis Collins Gallery in Wexford Town and Rosslare Harbour.
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”.
“Winter in Marlay Park” watercolour.
A self-taught artist from Ramelton, County Donegal.
“Hazelbank” oil on canvas (11.5″ x 15″), sold at Ross’s – 26/1/2022 for £70.00.
Boyd, Cillian (c.1990)
From Ennis in Co.Clare and overall winner of the 2007 Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
“Fiach Dubh, The Raven” watercolour (16.5″ x 13″), sold at Adam’s – 8/10/2018 for €25.
Boyd, Diarmuid (1951)
“The Cornfield” oil on board (10.5″ x 14.5″) sold at Ross’s – 3/12/2015 for £165.00.
“Plain Porter, West of Ireland c.1940s” dated 1993, oil on board (14″ x 18″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 25/11/2019 for €220.00.
Gillian Boyd graduated from the University of Ulster in the 90’s.
She has a strong love of painting nature and the local environment. She has had art exhibitions but can currently be found displaying her artwork at a few select local artisan markets. Gillian works in watercolour, ink and acrylic and her work is on permanent display at No. 6 Queen Street, Coleraine.
Gillian undertakes commissions on a regular basis.
More here: www.gillianboydart.sumup.link and www.facebook.com/gillianboydart
“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 £20.00.
Belfast, Paintings and Stories from the City – published by Cottage Publications (1998) and containing 31 watercolours by the artist.
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.
Boyd, Michael J
“Winter at Ballintoy” oil on board (11″ x 15″), sold at Ross’s – 27/1/2021 for £120.00.
Brian Boylan worked in animation for years in Dublin, London, Sydney and Los Angeles, where he now lives.
Belfast born artist now based in County Leitrim. Traditional, quality Landscape, Wildlife and Portrait painter. Undertakes commission work.
Left to right: “Lissadell Beach” Co.Sligo, oil on canvas (16″ x 20″); “Young Hare in Grass” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″).
Originally from Bessbrook, Co.Armagh but now living and working in Rostrevor, Co.Down,
More here: Michael.b.artist
Boyle, Sarah Annemarie
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” watercolour drawing.
Bradley, Aidan (1961)
Born and lives in Dublin. A landscape and architectural painter who works mainly in oils but also has an interest in the area of printmaking.
“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.
“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.
Bradshaw, George Fagan (1887 – 1960)
Belfast born artist….
“W.W.I. Destroyer” oil on canvas (23″ x 29.5″) sold at David Duggleby Auctioneers, North Yorkshire – 15/7/2017 for £170.00.
“W.W.II. British Submarine C30 at Sea” oil on canvas (20″ x 27.5″), sold at David Duggleby Auctioneers, North Yorkshire – 7/6/2019 for £180.00.
Biography….details to follow.
“Valeeta” oil on canvas (20″ x 26″).
Dublin based artist and graphic designer.
“Cottages – West of Ireland” oil on board (11.5″ x 13.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 5/7/2021 for €160.00.
Braithwaite, Charles ARHA (1876 – 1941)
Charles Braithwaite was a landscape painter from Lisburn, Co.Antrim. He studied at the School of Art, Belfast and won a scholarship to the South Kensington School of Art. In 1909 he was appointed part time drawing master at the Methodist College, Belfast. He continued to work there until his death by which time he was head of department. Between 1912 and 1929, he showed 21 of his works at the Royal Hibernian Academy and became an associate in 1914.
“The Village Street” – Ulster Museum Collection.
“Across Belfast Lough” oil on panel (9″ x 12″), unsold at Whyte’s – 12/6/2005.
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.
She later married and settled in Sutton, Co. Dublin, and painted mural decorations, portraits and landscapes, as well as working in oil and watercolours. She was elected to the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in 1962. She was commissioned to paint the portraits of many Dublin notables, among them Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. She also painted the panels in the Franciscan church of Adam and Eve, on Merchant’s Quay, Dublin.
“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.
“Along the Quays, Dublin” watercolour (12″ x 15″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 11/5/2020 for €1,200.
Brandt, Ruth (1936 – 1989)
Daughter of Muriel Brandt (above) was was an artist and teacher, who was known for drawing inspiration from nature for her work.
“Poppies” dated 1975, watercolour drawing (12″ x 9″), sold at Ross’s – 1/3/2017 for £90.00.
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.
Born in Coleraine, Co.Derry but has spent most of her life south of the border. She is a renowned poet and painter.
“Regatta” watercolour (21″ x 29″).
Breach, Mary (1953)
Dublin born artist now living and working in Sneem, Co.Kerry.
To my utter amazement, painting came naturally and intuitively, despite a background in science, Latin and maths. In those early landscapes, I was a bird learning to fly. After “apparent success”, in the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Oireachtas and three solo shows in The Oisin Gallery Dublin, a creative block of five years brought me to my knees but also proved to be the greatest gift. Art and nature have always been great teachers, revealing the creative process and how to live creatively, which is now the bigger focus- finding ways to share this! The “Handprint Project” and “Your Life is a Great Work of Art” have this in mind. We are all needed, imagine the untapped potential of billions of people being available to restore health and harmony worldwide!
The 5-year block was filled with studies in art history, culminating in hugely inspirational travels in the Yukon and Alaska. Eventually, in ’97, I landed in Sneem, County Kerry. This beautiful place, its people and a simple way of life have been so nourishing. The painting returned, with poetry, a new life farming and lots of meditation. Trips to Nepal, Trinidad and an art residency in Can Serrat, Catalonia, have all added colour to the mix. Also, time spent in London, share-international.org changed me forever.
More recently an art project in Bennevant L’Abbeye, France is fuelling the creative fire, so watch this space!
“Another Storm Brewing, Achill” oil on canvas, sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 24/9/2012 for €550.00.
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 Fleming, Joan
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.
Brenan, James Butler RHA (1829 – 1889)
Cork based portrait artist. Exhibited at the RHA 1843 – 1886.
Son of John Brenan – below.
Cork landscape artist.
Ann Brennan is a completely self taught artist and works from her studio in South Tipperary. She has been painting for years but never had the opportunity to study art or make a career of it. Her subject matter ranges from atmospheric landscapes in oils to abstract work in acrylic.
Ann is happy to undertake commissions and can be contacted via her website.
“View across Tipperary” oil on canvas (24.5″ x 30″).
Left to right: “Patience” (10″ x 12″); “Get lost in the Wild” (12″ x 12″) and “Bog Cotton” (10″ x 10″) – all oil on canvas.
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
“Looking towards Connemara” oil on canvas (16″ x 21″).
Dermot Brennan is a professional artist living and working in Dublin. Having trained in watercolour painting he has now grown very attached to alla prima oil painting of mainly Irish landscapes. His style has changed down the years from photo realistic to impressionistic. Dermot exhibits his work at the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery every weekend, and also holds occasional exhibitions. He is happy to undertake commissions on request.
More here: Dermot-Brennan-Artist
“Dreamer” oil on canvas board (22″ x 18″).
“Cattle Grazing, River Lagan” oil on canvas (23.5″ x 36″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 10/12/2018 for €200.00.
Brennan, Michael George (1839 – 1871)
“The Acolyte” oil on canvas (26.5″ x 35.5″), unsold at Sotheby’s (London) – 21/11/2018.
“Mending Nets” c.1860s, oil on canvas (17″ x 20.5″), sold at Whyte’s – 2/12/2019 for €4,600.
Derry artist who paints in both traditional and abstract styles.
No information found to date.
Poster designed for the Great Southern Railways c.1925-30 printed by Alex. Thom & Co. Ltd., Dublin. A copy of this poster sold for €2,000 at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale on the 9/9/2017.
Brett, Michael (1939)
“Farmyard, Carnsore, County Wexford” pastel (12″ x 16″), unsold at Whyte’s 16/12/2020.
Bridle Kathleen, ARUA (1897 – 1989)
“From Boa Island, Reeds & Water” watercolour drawing (15″ x 22″), sold at Ross’s – 11/8/2020 for £600.00.
“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 have 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.
Britton, T S
“Cottage at Connemara” oil (16″ x 30″), offered on eBay – 7/2018.
Broadbent, Arthur (1909 – 1994)
Painter, ceramist and teacher, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Studied at Royal College of Art design school, teachers including Henry Moore. Taught at Lincoln College of Art; was a camouflage officer in Royal Air Force, 1939–45; then taught at Shrewsbury School, 1945–70. His main works included murals in St Tim’s and St Ambrose, Everton, demolished 1970.
Ref: ‘Artists in Britain Since 1945’ by David Buckman.
“Pengwern Boathouse, from the Shrewsbury School“, oil on board (24″ x 20”), sold at Hall’s, Shrewsbury – 2/5/2022 for £180.00.
Brocas, Henry (1762 – 1837)
Dublin born self-taught artist noted for his landscape work and engravings.
“Horse and Foal in Stable” watercolour on paper (12″ x 17″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 3/5/2022 for €200.00.
Brocas, James Henry (c.1790 – 1846)
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.
Left to right: “Meandering Stream” watercolour (8.5″ x 10.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/7/2018 for €60.00; and “Howth Harbour, Ireland’s Eye and Portmarnock Strand from Howth” watercolour (11.5″ x 17″), sold at Adam’s – 12/6/2019 for €1,400.
Brocas, William RHA (1794 – 1868)
“View at Innishannon, County Cork” oil on canvas (27″ x 37.5″), sold at Cheffins, Cambridge – 11/3/2020 for £3,200.
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.
“In the Artist’s Garden” oil on canvas (20″ x 24″), sold at Whyte’s – 31/5/2021 for €3,600.
“Sheep grazing in the Mournes” watercolour drawing (14″ x 20″), unsold at Ross’s – 9/8/2017.
“Card Sharks” oil on canvas (16″ x 23″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 29/1/2018 for €160.00.
Brophy, Elizabeth (1926 – 2020)
Australian born artist who moved to Ireland in 1993 and lived 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.
Left to right: “Harvest Time” watercolour (13″ x 10″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 22/1/2018 for €550.00. and “Self Portrait” 1966, oil on canvas board (23.5″ x 21.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 12/11/2018 for €1,900.
Brown, Doreen E (1932)
Carlow born artist.
“Derryclare” c.1970, oil on board (25″ x 31″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 14/8/2018 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.
Coleraine born figurative artist.
Seated Female Nude Study pastel on paper (18″ x 14″), sold at Ross’s – 13/2/2019 for £100.00.
“Donkey & Turf Cart” oil on canvas (20″ x 30″), sold at Ross’s – 13/2/2019 for £140.00.
“Homestead” oil on board (23″ x 24″), sold at Gormley’s – 22/9/2020 for £260.00.
Brown, William “Billy” (1943 – 1999)
A native of Larne in County Antrim Billy Brown was a founder-member of ‘The Freshmen’ showband before eventually going his own way and developing his interest in wildlife, becoming a painter of nature scenes, as well as contributing his knowledge about the natural world on RTÉ 2fm’s children’s show, Poporama.
“Fox and Jay in a snowy landscape” dated 1997, gouache on board (24″ x 32.5″), sold at South Dublin Auction – 24/2/2022 for €170.00.
Browne, Cornelius (1968)
Glasgow born artist.
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.
“Dame Street, July 1pm” watercolour (12.5″ x 10.5″), sold at Whyte’s – 18/10/2021 for €380.00.
Browne, Nassau Blair RHA (1867 – 1940)
Landscape and equestrian painter.
“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.
For as long as I can remember I have been inspired and enthused by the sheer beauty of my native Cork coastline and the ocean surrounding it. Prior to fulfilling my dream of becoming a full time artist I followed in the footsteps of my forefathers and pursued a career as a Master Craftsman Woodturner. So I suppose I inherited my creativity from my fathers side of the family. A side that produced a long lineage of craftsmen and sailors. I’ve always had a passion for adventure and the outdoors. From the age of 16 I’ve been an avid scuba diver. Throughout the years I satisfied this passion through thousands of dives off the Cork coast. A lot of these included dives on a most spectacular tropical reef 8 miles South East of Cork Harbour – the Ling Rock. Many of my underwater pieces are inspired from this spectacular abyss.
The colours of the anemone encrusted walls, tropical fish and many variations of seaweed and coral include all points of the colour wheel, certainly energised me to share the beauty of the underwater world and capture the light beneath the waves.
I abided for many years in Oysterhaven bay near Kinsale, a sanctuary of natural beauty, serenity and wildlife. My scenic coastal work is without doubt inspirited from the very essence of the light, colour and atmosphere of the bay’s moody seas and the allure of the ever changing skies and sensational sunsets over the bay.
From my home studio in Monkstown, I like to use many mediums to create my pieces including oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. My work is constantly evolving, taking a life of its own as I continue on my journey deliberating and sharing the beauty that surrounds us.
I’m happy to undertake commissions and can be contacted via my website.
Left to right: “Still Water” mixed media on pastel board and “Kelp in the Forest” acrylic on canvas.
Left to right: “Myrtleville in May” pastel on board and “Poppies in the Sea Breeze” acrylic on canvas.
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.
“Self Portrait” oil on canvas board (18″ x 14″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 7/8/2018 for €440.00.
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 Avia (1904 – 1988)
Arthur Buchman was born in Poland and spent his early years there before moving to London’s West End where he lived with a Jewish family before coming to Belfast.
During World War Two he was interned at the Crumlin Jail, Belfast and later on the Isle of Man. After the War, he settled in Finaghy, near Belfast, and worked for WW Cleland (Boxmakers) as a consultant until his retirement. His work with the company involved inventions and patents including the pop-up storybook and the flip-top cigarette box.
As an artist he was essentially self-taught, although he attended classes conducted by Romeo Toogood at Belfast College of Art. He specialised in landscape painting but never exhibited his work and it was only after the death of his widow that his collection came to light. Ross’s Auctioneers of Belfast held a sale of his work – some 200 paintings in all – in September 2002.
“Woodlands” oil on board (10″ x 14″). Sold at Ross’s – 28/6/2017 for £90.00.
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.
Untitled Study of a Gentleman, signed and dated 1809, watercolour on paper (14″ x 11.5″), sold at Trevanion & Dean Auctioneers, Shropshire – 20/7/2019 for £350.00.
Buck, Frederick (1771 – 1840)
“Charlotte James at 21” sold on eBay – 15/9/2016 for £417.99.
Two further examples of his work that sold on eBay in Aug/Sept.2016 for £459.00 and £410.00 respectively.
Buckley, Aengus (Father) 1913 – 1978
Educated at the North Monastery School Cork and Cork City School of Art…Fresco and portrait painter.
Bunch-Moran, Frances (1928 – 2002)
“Trinity College, Dublin” oil on canvas (24″ x 36″), sold at Ross’s – 8/10/2014 for £90.00.
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″).
Portrait of a Woman, oil on canvas, sold at South Dublin Auction – 11/3/2021 for €70.
Búrca, Micheál de RHA (1913 – 1985)
The artist was born in Tipperary, grew up in Castlebar and spent his final years in Westport.
“West of Ireland” oil on board (15″ x 20″).
“Sailing off the Coast” watercolour (10″ x 14″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 2/8/2016 for €500.00.
Northern Irish artist.
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“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.
“On the Strand” acrylic on board (12″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s – 5/9/2018 for £240.
Burgess, James Howard RHA
“On the Antrim Coast with Dunseverick” watercolour drawing (14″ x 20″), unsold at Ross’s 9/11/2016.
“Irish Landscape” oil on board (9.5″ x 15″), sold at Cheffins Fine Art , Cambridge – 9/12/2020 for £100.00.
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.
“Playing with Daddy” oil on board (30″ x 32″), sold at Ross’s – 13/9/2017 for £340.00.
“Summer Evening in the Mournes” oil on board (24″ x 24″), sold at Gormley’s – 24/11/2020 for £160.00.
“All Washed Up” oil on board (6″ x 8″), sold at Ross’s – 2/12/2020 for £80.00.
Burns, Roy (1954)
“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” oil on canvas (24″ x 20″) sold Morgan O’Driscoll 5/2016 – €750.00.
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.
“Lock Keeper’s House, The Sixth Lock” oil on canvas (18″ x 23.5″), sold at Adam’s – 8/10/2018 for €700.
“Sheep Island” oil on canvas, sold at Bloomfield Auctions, Belfast – 17/8/2021 for £110.00.
“Cottage Interior, the Visitor” oil on canvas (10″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s – 10/11/2021 for £120.00.
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.
According to Whytes.ie the artist also exhibited 10 works at the RUA between 1948-1956.
“Sailing Boat” oil on board (17″ x 11″) sold at Ross’s 12/9/2012 – £50.00.
“A West of Ireland Village“, “The Strand, Newcastle, Co.Down” and “The Wilds of Connemara” – three Valentines postcards that featured the artist’s work.
“Slieve Bignian, Mourne Mountains, nr. Annalong” another find work used by J S Valentines.
Burton, Sir Frederick William RHA (1816 – 1900)
William Burton was born at Corofin house, County Clare, the son of Samuel Frederick Burton, an amateur landscape painter. He studied under the Brocas brothers in Dublin.
“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.
Portrait of a Young Woman, probably Miss Annie Callwell conte pencil on paper (23.5″ x 17″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 24/5/2021 for €2,300.
Burton, Shelia (Sile)
South African born artist now living and working in County Wexford.
“The Egret” 2016, oil on canvas, sold at South Dublin Auction – 31/3/2022 for €130.00.
Bury, Lady Beaujolais Eleanora Catherine (1824 – 1903)
“Charleville Castle, County Offaly” two original interior views – the one above a watercolour together with a pen and ink drawing of the Boudoir, sold at Mealy’s – 10/10/2018 for €2,600.
“Two Cathedrals, Armagh” acrylic on board (11.5″ x 11.5″) sold at Ross’s – 28/6/2017 for £60.00.
“Quiet Day in the Dublin Mountains” pastel (12″ x 15.5″), sold at the SCOOP Foundation auction 26/4/2021 for €350.00.
An amateur artist who did not exhibit or sell widely.
“Narrow Water Castle” watercolour.
Laura Butler was born and raised in Belfast. She studied art and design at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim and Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and Design and holds a BA honours Upper Second degree in Fine Art.
Butler, Mildred Anne (1858 – 1941)
“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.
“Garden at Kilmurray” dated 1900, watercolour (9.5″ x 13.5″), unsold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 3/12/2018.
Graduating from West Wales School of the Arts in 2010, Jade is an Irish artist currently based in Dublin. She works primarily in the medium of oil painting and her work draws inspiration from Still Life painting throughout art history, particularly the Dutch and Flemish schools. Her work is a contemporary take on the traditional still life and its associated themes. Jade has exhibited in annual exhibitions of the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy. Her work is held in private collections in Ireland, UK and America and in the several public collections including the Office of Public Works (N.I.).
Jade is happy to undertake commissions and can be contacted through her website.
Left to right: “Peony, Two Stones” (40cms x 40cms); “Poppy, Cornflowers” (20cms x 20cms) and “A New Way” (20cms x 20cms) – all oil on canvas.
County Cork based artist painting landscapes in oils, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media.
“Inchadoney Beach” oil on canvas (8″ x 20″), sold at Hegarty’s, Bandon – 27/1/2019 for €225.00.
“On the Road to Nowhere” acrylic on paper, sold at Hegarty’s, Bandon – 27/4/2022 for €500.00.
Butts, John (c.1728 – 1765)
One of the finest early Irish landscape artists, Cork-born John Butts specialized in river and woodland scenes. Very little biographical information is available about him, and his paintings are equally rare, giving art historians very little to go on.
According to Walter Strickland, Butts spent his youth and nearly all of his twenties painting in Cork, where he produced impressive copies of wild local scenes and romantic views. Contemporaries remark on his outstanding treatment of light and shade and his skills in the use of colour.
About 1757, at the age of 30, he moved to Dublin, gaining work as a scene-painter at the Crow Street Theatre. By this time married with a large family, Butts tried hard to generate extra income through commissions for romantic landscape paintings and other figurative works. His erratic habits – including, reportedly, his drinking – told against him and he resorted to sign painting and hackwork including selling alehouse sketches for a pittance. Despite occasional assistance – in 1763 the Dublin Society paid six guineas for one of his landscapes – he died in poverty in 1765.
View of Cork from Audley Place c.1755, oil on canvas (28.5″ x 47″) attributed to the artist which sold at Lynes & Lynes in 2005 for €700,000 and which is now in the Crawford Art Gallery collection.
“West of Ireland landscape” mixed media (12″ x 18.5″), unsold at Sheppard’s 29/1/2019.
Dick Byrne is a well known writer and painter from the West of Ireland.
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.
“Touch of Spring” oil on canvas board (12″ x 10″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 9/8/2021 for €120.00.
Byrne, P J
“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.
“The Ploughed Field” watercolour (6.5″ x 21″), unsold at Dolan’s – 8/2018.
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.
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.
“Killiney” oil on board (15.5″ x 19.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 12/8/2019 for €300.00.
Byrne, Tom J
Irish artist living and working in France since 2003.
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.
“Entering the Harbour” oil on canvas (12″ x 16″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 28/5/2018 for €180.00.