A few places are still available for these two botanical art workshops being held in Moycullen, County Galway on Saturday 26 September and Saturday 24 October 2015. Even if you are a complete beginner, you are very welcome to come along and spend the day (10.00am – 4.00pm) painting some special autumnal subjects, such as chestnuts, blackberries, coloured leaves etc. Cost for one workshop is €40 per person, or €75 for both workshops.
Five of my recent watercolour paintings are being exhibited at the Botanical Art Expo at Claregalway Castle. The exhibition will be opened by Vera Ryan, art critic and author, on Saturday, 14 July, in conjunction with the Third Annual Galway Garden Festival. The painting above is a Paphiopedilum sp. (Lady’s Slipper Orchid). This plant belongs to my husband, a horticulturist, who recently branched out from his primary interest in cacti and other succulents, to include orchids.