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Everything you need to know about grouping art like a pro

Sometimes you buy a piece of art, or series of artworks that you just love, with a vision in your head of how it’s going to look in a certain room at home. Then, after a couple of hours of trying to recreate that image you had in your head, it just isn’t working! Hanging…

Magical Intensity of Mike Bernard’s work

This week we’re looking at the work of Mike Bernard. Mike’s from Liverpool originally but is living in the West of Ireland since the late Seventies. ‘All of my family were 2nd generation Irish and I grew up with stories of Ireland. When I was fourteen I was selected to attend the Liverpool Art High…

Is art the most important part of interior design?

One of the biggest mistakes that can be made during an interior design project (even by the professionals) is not treating art as an important part of the design process. The artwork in a room should never be an afterthought – it should be a part of the project from the very beginning. By pushing…

 Finding balance through art: Irish Rugby pro Jimmy Duffy

  Connacht Forwards Coach Jimmy Duffy is a well known face in Irish Rugby. He played for Connacht, the Barbarians, Ireland U-21s and Ireland A. Did you know that he’s also a gifted artist? We spoke to Jimmy about his passion for art and how he finds time to paint with such a heavy schedule. …

Introducing Dublin artist James Rooney

Where did you grow up? Churchtown, Dublin, as well as a few teenage years in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. When did you first become interested in art? Always had an interest, and a little talent, from an early age, but drifted away in my late teens before gradually coming back to it in my mid 30s.  …

County Wexford Artist Martina Furlong

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the beautiful Co.Wexford countryside about a mile and a half from the village of Galbally. When did you first become interested in art? I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember so the interest has always been there. How did you pursue…

Let Art Play its Part Within an Interior Space.

Regina Rogers Fallon is a Dublin based Artist and Interior Designer, working within these combined industries gives Regina a good understanding and pragmatic approach to integrating Art within an interior space, with careful consideration to the basic principles of Interior design, the objective is that both art forms respectively provide an ultimate effect while achieving…

Q & A with … Marja van Kampen

  Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Netherlands. After finishing Art College I spent some time in the South of France. In 1982 I moved to Ireland. When did you first become interested in art? I first became interested in art at 6 years of age. My primary school teacher saw…

County Cavan artist Freda Young

Where did you grow up? I grew up in County Cavan. When did you first become interested in art? From a very early age I was interested in drawing. How did you pursue your desire to be a painter? We had no art class at secondary school; it was not until I went to work…

Q & A with…Rine Philbin

  Where did you grow up? Between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, scenic Clonbur, Co. Galway. When did you first become interested in art? As a child, teachers would ask me to paint the background for the school photos or when the school inspector came etc. I was always an artist. How did you pursue…

Q & A with Therese O’Keefe

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Killarney Co. Kerry When did you first become interested in art? I loved art in school; it was my favourite subject and collected Christmas cards to make an album of them when I was about seven years old it was my favourite go to book. How…

Q & A with Nick Fegan

Where did you grow up? Dublin When did you first become interested in art?​​ As a teenager. I went on to art foundation school. How did you pursue your desire to be a painter?​​ When I started to show my work to friends, they encouraged me on. What is the artistic lifestyle like? Take us through…

Q & A with Niki Purcell

Where did you grow up? ​​ I grew up beside the Sea in Greystones Co.Wicklow, with views of the Sugarloaf Mountain, Bray Head and the distant Wicklow Mountains When did you first become interested in art?​​ I have always drawn and loved Art, as a young child I would draw on the title page of…

Q & A with photographer Louise O’Gorman

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Dublin, but moved to the UK to work when I was 19, I then ended up studying Photography at the Nottingham Trent University. I’ve not lived in Ireland since, but go back regularly to visit my family. When did you first become interested in art? My…

Olivia’s love of art began with a gift from a French pen-pal

Q & A with Olivia O’Carra Where did you grow up? I grew up in Pallaskenry a small village in Co. Limerick. From an early age I liked to draw and paint but it was a present of of a beautiful book on the impressionists sent by a French penfriend that really fired my interest…

Matching art with traditional and modern décor

When designing a room, office or home, it can be a bit scary to step outside your comfort zone. Choosing art, whether you are using traditional works in a traditional setting, modern pieces in a modern setting, or the complete opposite, can be a difficult task. But remember, you don’t need to stick to the…

‘What Nobody tells you….’

an exhibition by NCAD  SECOND YEAR STUDENTS TEXTILES ART & ARTEFACT Powerscourt Townhouse Centre Dublin from 4 – 17 May 2018 Above artwork by RACHEL PATON   Every year, as part of the 2nd year curriculum at the National College of Art and Design, students of the Textile Art & Artefact course have to imagine, stage and…

Q&A with Joseph Mahon

Our latest Q&A is with self taught Irish artist Joseph Mahon. After living in London for many years Joseph returned to his native County Carlow in 2000.   When did you first become interested in art? I remember loving painting as a small child, when I first went to school at 4. All through primary…

Art Auction in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless Foundation

‘Taproot Art is dedicated to raising funds for one large grassroot issue at a time through the vehicle of art.  The Taproot Art Auction will take place in MART Gallery Rathmines, Dublin on Saturday January 27 from 6-9pm.  There are a wealth of Irish and international contributors donating art and the full lineup will be announced…

A PhD in Science but something was missing…

Q & A With Susan Mills 1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a rural village in County Waterford, called Knockanore. 2. When did you first become interested in art? I was always interested in art. As a very young child I was fascinated by the works of the Great Masters which…

Q&A with County Mayo Artist Deirdre Walsh

After following her calling and studying art in New York, Mayo native Deirdre Walsh returned home to the West of Ireland, where she paints en plein air in one of the most idyllic spots in the world. She speaks to Artclick.ie about her studies, inspiration and current work… Where did you grow up? I grew…

Five Interior Design Ideas Using Art

Art is such a major part of interior design and can be the focal point of the home. From brightening up a room and creating warmth to adding a touch of fun to a bland area, it has the power to transform any living space. We have explored the Irish art scene and come up…

A Long Way From Home Sue Bryan and Michelle Conway

A Long Way From Home brings together the work of Irish born Sue Bryan and American born Michelle Conway, two artists whose fascination with memory and place may be traced in their respective relocations across The Atlantic. Now based in New York, Bryan’s atmospheric miniature drawings in charcoal and carbon refer to her memories of…

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Art For Corporate Spaces

Technology, research and insight are drastically changing the idea of what a workplace is and what it should look like. So much so that the draconian idea that offices should be distraction-free zones has been totally flipped on its head. Now there is everything from gyms and nap pods to office dogs and, of course,…

How to add depth with textures in interior design

Texture is one of those elements that can often be ignored in novice interior design projects, but when tackled successfully, it can make a room look extremely professional. It adds a sophisticated and layered depth to any design, and can really liven up a room, without having to rely on extremely bright colours. There are…

‘ART FOR HEARTS’ – Our Valentine’s Day Online Exhibition

  This Valentine’s Day the artists at ArtClick.ie are sharing their love with an online exhibition entitled ‘Art For Hearts.‘ The exhibition will feature new works by oil painters Henry McGrane, Jane Meyler, Des Downes, Reingard Gahan & Angela Byrne O’Leary. In keeping with the theme of love, florals, including work by botanical artist Holly…

Mise Éire : I am Ireland’ 

2016 Irish Art Calendar in support of Barretstown ArtClickIreland.com, the online portal for Irish art, has just released its 2016 Irish art calendar in support of their charity partner Barretstown. Barretstown help children, and their families, rebuild their lives after the trauma of childhood cancer and other serious illnesses. A key principle of the Barretstown camps…

Understanding Colour Theory

A guide to art and interior design Colour is the major player in both interior design and art, but what many people don’t think about is its technical side. Colour theory evolved over thousands of years, with artists and scientists as far back as da Vinci and Aristotle developing methodical systems and theories. What they…

ArtClick.ie Announces ‘12 Days Of Christmas’

ArtClick.ie, the online portal for Irish art, is launching its ‘12 Days of Christmas’ art sale, featuring 12 pieces of art from renowned Irish artists at a special price each week. In the run-up to Christmas this means gift hunters and art lovers can afford to give their loved ones something really special this year.…

Step into Spring

Step into Spring with an exhilarating exhibition of art painted outdoors. Just the thing to get us all in the Spring mood is an uplifting April art exhibition ‘Mood & Light’ hosted by ArtClick.ie in association with Pleineire. The common thread of this show is that the artists have created their artworks outdoors (en plein…