Author: jacinta

BACK TO THE BAY TREE!

Teamwork in action and now the paintings are changed out in both the Bay Tree Portlaoise (https://www.facebook.com/thebaytreeportlaoise) and The Bay Tree Restaurant (https://www.facebook.com/baytreegoonhavern) Athy. The theme is edible plants. The menu is excellent. Well worth a visit on this very busy festival weekend. Photos by Jacinta Hughes and Oisin Hughes
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Autumn Seasonal Cards

Enjoy a walk and see all the beautiful berries, fruit, and vegetables that are out now. Birds and beasties can feast straight from the trees but I prefer my edibles washed and served at the dinner table. My autumn cards are ready to pick now and I hope you enjoy them! Easy to find at Dubray Books, Dun Laoghaire and […]
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Barrow Blueway Blooms 2019-2020

Over the space of a year, I created a series of sixteen botanical watercolours focusing on the flora along the Barrow line of the Grand Canal in Monasterevin town. There are four paintings for each of the seasons to capture the variety of vegetation growing along the waterway. The project was commissioned by Monasterevin Tidy Towns and partly funded by Kildare […]
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Barrow Blueway Blooms in Summer

This year-long project began in the summer with early morning walks by the canal in Monasterevin. The weather was idyllic – warm, blue sky, bird song, and a pretty little damselfly. I collected wild plants to paint and was made welcome at Willoughbys in Monasterevin, where I painted and talked with the public about the project. The project was commissioned […]
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Barrow Blueway Blooms in Autumn

Autumn brings berries, all delightful to paint. The morning walks by the canal were chilly but I was well wrapped up and the sun came out. I brought my plants to Countrylife Garden Center, Monasterevin, where I was welcomed and given a table to paint at and talk with the public about the project. The project was commissioned by Monasterevin […]
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Barrow Blueway Blooms in Winter

Winter walking by the canal, not yet bright, with the air crisp and clean so I could see my breath. When the sun came out everything sparkled. I worked at Countrylife Garden Center, Monasterevin, where I was welcomed and given a table indoors and talked with the public about the project. The project was commissioned by Monasterevin Tidy Towns and […]
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Barrow Blueway Blooms in Spring

Plant foraging on a beautiful sunny spring morning by the canal, with plenty of mud and puddles but I was well prepared with wellies and a raincoat. Easy to forget Covid-19 as the plants got on with growing regardless. There could be no visit to any venue in Monasterevin this time. Instead, I brought the plants home and painted them […]
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Promotional Video

PLEASED TO PRESENT this promotional video, created by two young third-year TV and Media students at SETU, Carlow. It was a very new experience for me and they made it a good one. I found them friendly, respectful, and professional. They interviewed me about my art practice, intercut with footage of Scribbling Gull Studio, which houses both my studio and […]
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What a lovely display!

Delighted to share some photos from a happy customer. She has arranged these botanical paintings in a grid gallery style, which suits the beautiful room. https://howwedo.net/modern-gallery-wall-my-tape-and…/
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