Well, what a way to begin 2019!! I am super excited that the lovely folk at the Yard Gallery, 102-104 High St, Holywood BT18 9HW are now selling Moyra Blayney art!! At the moment there are six – mountain-themed – artworks for sale … go check them out!!
It’s the first time my art has been accepted by a gallery – thanks again Jim, Nicki, Gail and all at Yard Gallery – for your warm welcome!!
… I’m actually not too sure how my adventures in impasto started. A friend of mine (Lynda!) bought me some nice new paint and it was calling out to be layered up and these are the results!
Tuesday 18th September 2018 saw the final filming for our art programme for BBC NI .. The People’s Painters !! We had a lovely evening at The Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast to celebrate the end of a busy couple of months. I’d like to thank my fellow artists – Diane, Tessa, Mark and Darren who were all so talented (and funny!) It was a joy to get to know them! Also to local artist Nigel Allison for his encouraging words and help and all the Alleycats TV folk and especially Brian, our cameraman – hard work but worth it!! It was also lovely to meet our presenter Kerry McLean – a lovely lady! Not too sure when the programmes will be broadcast …but watch this space! 🙂
I’d also really like to say a huge thanks to my twin sister Denise … my niece Sarah and brother in law Norman …for cheering me on when things got a bit busy!! Thanks you!!!
When someone mentioned a lunchtime art session at the office… I thought it may be me and a couple of other workmates! I never imagined ten people would give up their lunch hour to come and try their hand at watercolour floral rings!! I was very impressed with their concentration and their finished artwork – amazingly good! It was lovely to see how everyone concentrated on their work … listening to Fleetwood Mac must have helped – 🙂 !! It was a joy!
Some nice comments followed on my Facebook page … (blowing my own tiny trumpet here!!) ….
Well…that’s another two hour teaching session under my belt!! 🙂 This time we had both deaf and hearing people painting together (with our BSL interpreter!) at a Deaf Awareness Week event. We had a wonderful couple of hours using the Sostrene Grenes art materials! We started out by drawing practice, then progressed to techniques of applying the watercolour paint and finally the small group produced some wonderful floral rings! It’s amazing to think that some of these people have never painted before!! Wow…very impressed! Well done x
Wow …what a day! To say that the Søstrene Grene art event was a success would be an understatement. We had so many folk trying the art supplies…and I could not have survived without my twin sister Denise of Denise’s Boxes / Denise McDowell Art!! She was superb with the younger ones who wanted to try to paint sunflowers and floral rings…amazingly patient and encouraging…thank you sis!! Thanks again to the staff and Manager – Nuala – from the Belfast Ann Street store – it was a joy!! 🙂 … so happy it went well and some folk even bought the art bundle to continue their creativity at home 🙂 !!
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I am thrilled to say that on Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 I will be in Søstrene Grene (Ann Street, Belfast) showing the customers how easy it is to do some watercolour floral paintings!! Demonstration begins at 1pm! I am so excited about working in partnership with this lovely store and want to thank the Manager – Nuala for her encouragement. The shop specialises in wonderful interior design, stationery, gift wrapping, crafts, kitchen goods and toys for children. I’ll be showing folk how to use the Søstrene Grene art products which are extremely good value! More information to follow !!