Sunday, 20 April 2014

Trees and Woodland Course

These 8 paintings were produced by 4 ladies who attended my Trees and Woodland 2 day course at St Johns Street Gallery, Ashbourne. 

As you can see from the work, they worked extremely hard and with such enthusiasm to produce these beautiful paintings.

This was the first of 3 courses that I am running at this Gallery. The next one will be an Acrylic and mixed media  Landscape course  in June and a Dramatic Seascapes course in September.

For details visit my website or my Facebook page John Connolly Art

Monday, 14 April 2014


On Saturday 12th April I went to Tamworth  Society of Artists to do a workshop with 12 very talented artists. The theme for the day was Trees and Woodland. 

The group worked extremely hard all day and everyone produced at least one finished painting. For some this was the first time they had used acrylic paints and for most it was the first time that they had flicked and thrown paint onto the canvas.

The results are shown below. Some lovely use of colour exploring all four seasons. 
I had better make an apology now as I didn't manage to take  photograph of  every completed painting... I think I only missed 2.. Sorry. 

I look forward to working with this group again. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Solo show. Sense of Place at Calder Gallery Hebden Bridge.

Just delivered these paintings to Calder Gallery in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, for my solo show, 'Sense of Place' which opens on Wednesday 12th April.  The  preview is 6pm - 8pm. The show runs until 4th May.