Save the date... Ian Rankin will be opening Edinburgh Art Fair on the Preview Evening at The Corn Exchange on Thursday 16th November. One of the good reasons to attend!
After a busy summer in Cork it's preparing for two shows in November , Art Source at the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin, and The Art Fair in Edinburgh.
Looking forward to both. More details to follow in the coming weeks e mail me for more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow is the opening of this yearly exhibition in Skibbereen, Co. Cork in the Southern part of Ireland. I'm looking forward to hopefully meeting all you fellow artists and online followers from this part of the country.
Woodwork, ceramics, glass, photography as well as fine art are all represented at this exhibition.
Bye for now....
Delighted to be part of Skibbereens annual art exhibition opening on 5th August by Manchan Magan.
more details to follow..........
All art work is for sale on display. This years theme is The Wild Atlantic Way.
Dont forget weekly updates are available on facebook and most recently Instagram.
West Cork Creates, Skibbereen 2017
Delighted to have three of my paintings hanging in the Coach House, part of this stunning development.
Big thanks to Roisin Lafferty and all at KLD.
In The Pink
150cm X 100cm on deep canvas.
If you would like to view my art in Dublin, just e mail me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am based in Ballsbridge , Dublin 4, and soon to move to a new address , still in Ballsbridge. Please feel free to view my art in my home, in a relaxed environment without any pressure to buy. In the Summer months I am also working in my studio on the Beara peninsula, all visitors welcome!
At the moment for 2017, I will be participating in two shows in the RDS: 'House' in May, an Interior Design Show, and Art Source in November .
For more up to date info log on to www.ashenhurst.com and check out my Instagram page.
Herbert Park , Ballsbridge photographed by Conor McCauley.
I can remember this time last year as if a couple of months ago. 2016 was a hugely busy year...buying and selling houses....enough said ...as well as the busiest year for art...no complaints , all very positive
Back in the West Cork studio....love being here and painting and listening to the radio. This is where I am happiest...holidays, New Years....nah ..Here in Cork is the best! My studio is my haven and I am at my most creative here...Working on a couple of large canvases, one abstract still life and one landscape.
My aim for 2017 is to do the best art I can...I am my own hardest critic..if I am not 100% happy it gets scrapped. I am not interested in churning out paintings , but challenging myself to create art that fulfills the criteria of original, uplifting, and maybe different. Some days are so creative and easy, ideas flow..others hmmm nothing inspires or works. Overthinking is the worst .....Go with the flow is the best advice and see what happens. I love what I do and don't consider it work, ...and realise how lucky I am.
Luck coupled with diligence...a little and often is the key to making it work and 'turning up' even when not in the mood. A bad day of experiment is not lost,..its frequently followed by a 'flow' day.
Back to the painting and thank you all for following me , reading these waffles and interacting. I welcome and love to hear from you. All shows and exhibitions will be posted on Instagram.
Delighted to launch a limited edition print in collaboration with Inspirational Arts, Herbert Street, Dublin . Thanks Jim!
They are 33.5cm X 33.5cm unframed on 300gsm hahnemuhle paper with a deckle edge. Limited edition of only fifty.
All ready to frame how you would like. I use' In the Frame' framers in Blackrock for all my framing , they are excellent. Image below is done by them.
e mail firstname.lastname@example.org for price and more details.
That time of year again, so much going on....Lots of new work showcasing at Art Source from 11th -13th November. New departure this year of a limited edition run of a an iconic Irish literary genius.....an abstracted face which you know I love painting. ...Also a canvas for €100 bagged by the first person to request when the doors open on Friday at 11am! Always fun.......
Figurative, Moody landscapes , faces , still life.....Please call in and say hello and see what's on offer with no pressure to purchase!
Last Tuesday 11th October was the launch of an exhibition based on the theme Performance. Siobhan Bastable curated a collection of photography and art which included works from amongst others , Rose Stapleton, John Brobbel , Keith Dixon, and yours truly.
Delighted to say three of my offerings The Band, Ballerina and The Choir sold before the event!
Studio is open to visitors for most of Summer months...Call in if you down this part of the country ,
e mail: email@example.com for travel details .
RDS , Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, May 20th - 22nd 2016.
- Great to,be part of this exciting new venture in the RDS in May. The very best of Interior Designers and artists congregating in the Main Hall for what looks to be a fantastic event...Pop upstairs to the Art Loft to see 35+ Artists such as Anthony Wigglesworth, Susan Cairns, David Coyne, Kate Began.....and yours truly.....See you there.. www.house-event.ie
ps: Check out my facebook page ..link on website , top rhs, ..for a chance to win two free tickets ,
just like and share House Events facebook page
Doors opened at 11am on Friday 13th...and a very eager person claimed the 100 for €100 image.
Great to meet old and new customers and fellow artists. Recovering now..back to the paints!
Art Source takes place in the RDS , Ballsbridge, Dublin from Friday November 13th - Sunday 15th.
Preview evening Thursday 12th November 5pm - 9pm. For the second year running, each exhibitor will offer an original art work for €100 . .... First come, first served!
Wednesday 30th September at 6.30 - 8.30pm, the Scoop foundation are holding an auction of art works in Smithfield Dublin, chaired by Mealy Auctioneers. 33 of the lots are from the Scoop Art Cook book, including my submission 'A Day on the Lake'. Proceeds go to help build a new school in Cambodia. The Scoop foundation have had amazing success in Varanasi , India too. This is their third school in Cambodia.
See www.scoopfoundation.com for more info as well as on my Facebook page.
Online and phone bidding are explained on the scoop site .
PS....As a follow up...it was an uplifting evening seeing so many people involved and giving their time freely to this cause. It was a lively auction and George Mealy as master of ceremonies did a great job.
My pic was very well received , the bidding was very active and I was delighted to see it sold so,well!
I hope the Scoop foundation get all the support they need to continue the great work they do building schools in Cambodia and India.