About the Artist
Living as I do on the Cavan/Leitrim border, the countryside provides abundant material for paintings as one season merges with another. The lovely Garadice Lake, Cuilca mountains, Woodford canal waterway bring many native and also foreign visitors to this area. Scenes are created in oils and sometimes acrylic. I like to have a starting sketch, generally created outdoors (if I can) and from this go on make a tonal sketch. This prepares me for the work on the larger canvas.
Figurative work is an attraction and having taken many life drawing sessions, I like to include people in the landscape or indeed some indoor scenes. I exhibit locally and have an online presence. I studied for and obtained a diploma in art. ‘Art History and Understanding Art’. I also have studied oil and acrylic painting techniques with may master painters. www.theblueleafstudio.com