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 County council. Each visit I took samples from the canal area and was hosted by both Glanbia Country Life, and Topline Willoughbys Hardware, both of Monasterevin, where I could paint and speak to the public about the project. The finished paintings were framed and exhibited at different venues in Monastervin.
Photo by Teresa Troy.