Journal

Dec 2020: What is Fabriano?!

Dec 2020: What is Fabriano?!

Recently I was posting some paintings made on fabriano which prompted a question via my instagram @aisling_drennan_art ‘What is Fabriano?’. Fabriano is a type of paper that I started working with about three years ago. It's a...

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Gifting paintings at Christmas

Gifting paintings at Christmas

Being the time of year it is I’ve received inquiries about buying paintings as Christmas gifts for loved ones and what the options are. Here are a few things to consider if you think an original painting might be...

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Nov 2020: Preparatory paintings

Nov 2020: Preparatory paintings

This month I have been making lots of preparatory painting studies. They're like little experiments to work out new paint marks and test out varying colours for final work. I've worked like this for years, its a big part of my painting process that I really enjoy...

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Sept 2020: Selected Royal Ulster Academy of Art

Sept 2020: Selected Royal Ulster Academy of Art

Twice I’ve been shortlisted for the Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition but finally I’ve had a painting accepted! ‘Leap’, 2019  will be part of this much respected exhibition now in it’s 139th year. Sometimes when I’m reapplying for shows year to year...

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August 2020: The Things You Forget

August 2020: The Things You Forget

So @cassart1984 recently invited me to do a blog interview with them. What a compliment as I’ve been trotting in and out of their stores and buying their products since I moved to London almost 8 years ago. You can read the interview here:...

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July 2020: Arts Bursary Award Winner!

July 2020: Arts Bursary Award Winner!

You know when you get some good news, like really good news? Well I had one of those days this month! I am thrilled to be a 2020 Arts Bursary Award recipient from the Women's Irish Network (WIN) in conjunction with the UK Irish Embassy. This news has just lifted me...

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June 2020: Green and Me

June 2020: Green and Me

Last month I did a live IGTV interview with @artfullysorted discussing my painting practice. It was the first time I had done an instagram interview and what I really liked is that you could see other users joining and asking questions. One asked 'Why is blue so...

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