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Algie, Christine (1971)

Christine Algie: Pet Portrait/Wildlife Artist

Barlow, Robert (active 1940s)

Presumed to be from Northern Ireland – the fine postcard views (below) by the Scholastic Production Company of Belfast are the only traces of the artist that I have found thus far.


Left to right:Tufted Duck, Late Afternoon“; “Brent Geese at Dawn” and “Pintail at Daybreak“.

Best, Gemma


Conroy, Don (1949)


Dubliner Don Conroy is a man of many talents — a writer, a television presenter, a naturalist, an environmentalist and a working artist who has had many exhibitions. He studied life drawings and culture at the National College of Art and then worked as designer and illustrator for advertising agencies as well as in the theatre.

He went on to present his own TV show Paint For Fun on RTE television, but is best known to generations of Irish children as ‘Uncle Don’ during his appearances on RTE’s “The Den”.

The author of numerous wildlife and children’s books he now lives and works in County Wexford.

Ghost Watch Barn Owl

Ghost Watch (Barn Owl)”.

Costello, Padraig



First Fall” watercolour. Available for sale on the artist’s website.

D’Arcy, Gordon


Dorrian, Terry

Fox in a Winter Landscape” mixed media (18″ x 28″), sold at Ross’s – 5/10/2016  for £100.00.

Friers, Julian RUA (1956) 


Julian Friers was born in Bangor, County Down and attended the Belfast College of Art. In 1977 he had his first solo exhibition and has gone on to become recognised as one of the foremost wildlife painters in Europe.


Shelduck, 1975” oil on board (20″ x 24″) sold Morgan O’Driscoll 5/2016 – €260.00.

friers-eagle  Friers

Left to right:Eagle” watercolour drawing (16″ x 12″), unsold at Ross’s 7/12/2016; and “Barn Owl in Flight” oil on canvas (20″ x 30″), sold at Gormley’s – 13/9/2016 for £1,400.00.


Puffins on Rathlin” oil on canvas (18″ x 24″).


Left to right:Blue Tit & Great Tit” watercolour drawing (13″ x 9″); and  “Wheatear” watercolour drawing (10″ x 12″), sold at Ross’s – 6/12/2017 for £140 and £220 respectively.

Huston, William (fl.1970/80s)

Assumed to be a Northern Irish artist as a number of his works have passed through Ross’s salerooms in Belfast.

Teal” gouache on board (12″ x 19″), sold at Ross’s – 6/11/2014 for £40.


Left to right:Norwegian Fieldfare” gouache on board (20″ x 14″), sold at Ross’s 3/10/2018 for £30; and “Bird Study“, gouache on board (20″ x 14”), sold at Ross’s 16/1/2019 for £60.

Jay” gouache on board (11″ x 17″), sold at Ross’s – 13/2/2019 for £30.00.

Majury, Sara


Sarah Majury is a Northern Irish Artist. She graduated from the Belfast School of Art with BA (Hons) Fine and Applied Art and works from her studio in County Down.

Sarah works in a variety of medium and specialises in wildlife and animal art.  Growing up in the County Down countryside, she has a passion for all wildlife, nature and its conservation.

Milliken, Robert W (1920 – 2014)

A former president of the Northern Ireland Ornithologists’ Club and a member of the Northern Ireland Birds Record Committee.


Woodcock over Wetlands” watercolour drawing (7″ x 10″), sold at Ross’s – 7/9/2016 for £200.00.

Brent Geese, Strangford” watercolour (20″ x 30″), sold at Adam’s – 27/9/2017 for €1,000.

Monahan, Hugh Cecil Charles (1914 – 1970)

Hugh Monahan was born in Dublin, son of a high court judge of the Indian Civil Service, and spent most of his early childhood in India. To attend school, he was sent back to England, where he eventually studied History at Pembroke College in Cambridge, and Art at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.


Wigeon from the houseboat, Wolferton” oil on canvas (16″ x 20″), sold at Woolley & Wallis – 7/12/2011 for £170.00.

Moore, John


A self-taught artist from Cullybackey, County Antrim, specialising in wildlife and sporting scenes.

Mullarney, Killian (1958)

Killian Mullarney is an Irish ornithologist, bird artist and bird tour leader. He designed a series of Irish definitive stamps for An Post illustrating Irish birds issued between 1997 and 2004.

O’Ceannobháin, Jason (1982)


Kildare based Wildlife and Portrait artist.


White Tailed Sea Eagle” acrylic on canvas (20″ x 24″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 3/10/2016 for €500.00.


Left to right:Tranquil Tide” acrylic on canvas (15.5″ x 19.5″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 26/6/2017 for €400.00; and  “Reside by Twilight” acrylic on canvas (12″ x 16″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 30/1/2017 for €240.00.

Parker, Richard Dunscombe (c.1805 – 1881) 

Richard Dunscombe Parker was an Anglo-Irish gentleman-farmer who lived at Landscape House, Sunday’s Well, Cork. He was a sportsman and an exceptional painter of birds.

Male and female Peregrine Falcons – a magnificent plate from “Birds of Ireland” Paintings by Richard Dunscombe Parker published by the Blackstaff Press, Belfast in a limited edition (250 copies) in 1983. 40 superb paintings on high-quality paper – suitable for framing – and you can expect to pay at least £500!

The White Stork.

Parkinson-Brown, Sylvia


Pound, Adele 


Ward, Richard (1944)


Swans” oil on canvas (16″ x 20″), unsold at Ross’s – 31/5/2017.

Peregrine Falcons at play in West of Ireland” watercolour (18″ x 26″), sold at Fonsie Mealy’s – 7/3/2018 for €130.00.

Mallard and Young” oil on canvas (16″ x 20″).