Artist Workshops

Improve your painting skills at Dublin Plein Air Workshops

2021 Workshop Artists are :  Una Sealy R.H.A | Joanne Mc Andrew | Kevin Mc Sherry | Steve Browning | David Fitzgerald | Henry Mc Grane | Paul D’Arcy

Masters of their art and our plein air artists will share their tips of the trade with you during the workshops.

Festival dates are Monday 19 – Sunday 25 July 2021

Please Note – You must have already paid the Artist Registration or pay it now (65 euro) before joining any workshops.

Joanne Mc Andrew workshop at Dublin Plein Air

Joanne Mc Andrew Workshop – Balbriggan Harbour – Tuesday 20 July – 10 am to 1 pm

Joanne Mc Andrew prefers to work directly from life as she feels that during direct observation within the environment itself a certain quality is captured; studying the nuances of light and shade and working in an impressionistic style, with texture a key component she has the ability to quickly capture the essence and spirit of her subject. The coastline of North County Dublin and the surrounding countryside where she paints “en plein air”. She received The Don Niccolo d’Ardia Caracciolo Award at RHA 2019

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Steve Browning Workshop – Newbridge House – Monday 19 July – 10 am to 1 pm

Steve Browning paints with acrylics; he finds acrylic paints ideal for painting outdoors. Steve has exhibited in London, Royal Hibernian Academy and Royal Ulster Academy of Arts. Steve has won prizes at the Dublin Plein Air Festival, Bronze (2018) and Silver (2019) at the Wexford Art in the Open festival. Dublin Plein Air are very pleased to host Steve’s first ever workshop which we are sure will be very popular.

Henry McGrane art workshop at Dublin Plein Air painting festival

Henry Mc Grane – Malahide – Thursday 22 July – 10 am to 1 pm

Inspired by nature as reflected by his many scenes of rural life, Henry McGrane captures the peace and tranquillity of the rich landscapes throughout Ireland and abroad. His virtuosity is evident in several genres, including landscapes, still life, figurative and portraiture. But perhaps landscape best reflects both his love of nature and his outstanding painterly skills.

Kevin Mc Sherry art workshop at Dublin Plein Air painting festival

Kevin Mc Sherry Workshop – Ardgillan Castle – Friday 23 July – 10 am to 1 pm

Kevin McSherry is an artist and tutor for over thirty years. His work has appeared regularly in the Irish Times, Sunday Business Post and the Wall Street Journal, amongst many other journals around the world.

He has been involved in group exhibitions in Le Louvre in Paris and the International Cultural Centre of the City of Nantes. He has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy group show several times. His work hangs in the British National Collection. 

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Dave Fitzgerald Watercolours – Skerries Red Island – Sunday 25 July – 10 to 1 pm

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David is a popular artist at Dublin Plein Air and an Irish watercolor artist working in County Meath, Ireland. “My style of painting in Watercolour is loose and uses shapes with lots of different textures. My inspiration comes from the land and urban buildings around me in my paintings. I am a member of the following clubs U.W.S and W.S.O.I and my passion is to pass on what I know about watercolor to others.

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Quick Paint Competition for Charity – Skerries – Sunday 25 July – 2 to 4 pm

Always a fun event at the end of festival week in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

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Paul D’Arcy – Free Introduction to Plein Air – Newbridge House – Monday 19 July 10 am

Paul will discuss equipment and the best way to approach working out doors. The talk which is free to attend is aimed at those people who are new to painting outdoors (en plein air). Paul D’Arcy is a professional artist for the past 30 years and has been painting plein air since the 1980’s all over the world. Any registered artist may attend.

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Una Sealy RHA Workshop – Farmleigh House – Saturday 24 July – 10 am to 1 pm


Una Sealy RHA is an Irish artist based in Fingal, County Dublin. She paints domestic interiors, streetscape, landscape and portraiture. She paints from observation and often the compositions evolve organically, with elements appearing and disappearing before the final arrangement is arrived at. The works form a kind of visual autobiography.

Please Note – You must have already paid the Artist Registration or pay it now before you can join any workshops etc.

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