Is A Portrait a Reflection of the Artist or the Sitter?

Portraiture has been prominent throughout art history, immortalising sitters, making them look more attractive, wealthier, taller, slimmer, younger –  an endless list of how portraits could have worked, from cave drawings to modern day.  Historically, artists used to study the human form for years to achieve this skill, however in the last century the ideals […]

Have You Become A Master Of More Trades During Lockdown?

I’ve Donned My Carpenter’s Hat & Had Some Fun! Over the last year, many of us have been at a loss as to what to do with our time, forcing us to think of new ways to be productive and make us more self-sufficient, as we’ve not been able to socialize as much. Although I […]

My Top Tips For Celebrating Gallery Openings!

Galleries and museums are finally opening after what feels like a lifetime and there’s no doubt we all need them so much. Online exhibitions and gallery events have been great and we artists are very grateful to all of those that have worked so hard to make these events possible and to keep our artistic […]

Royal Ulster Academy of Arts 139th Annual Show

The exciting announcement that the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts will be proceeding with their 139th Annual exhibition surely gives us the perfect opportunity to look at some of the masters of Irish art and how their work has influenced the history of art through the years. Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was born to an English […]