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tic tac toe & national campaign for the arts in ireland

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National campaign for the arts in Ireland

I was horrified to read the other day that the average income of an artist in Ireland (after the top 10% were removed) was €8,000. In a small country that punches well above it’s weight in terms of the arts it’s so important that we continue to support the arts and culture sector.

All over the country today, artists and arts organisations are participating in a National Day of Action to protect funding for the arts. They are meeting TDs and celebrating what they do with special events.

The message is simple:

  • The arts are a necessity. Not a luxury.
  • The arts are an asset. Not an overhead.
  • The arts enhance our reputation, generate growth, drive tourism and enrich us as

Check out this short video from Irish people in the arts
National day of action for the arts and culture
Please add your voice to our campaign by sending an email to your TD. It’s easy to do. Simply click here.

Get more information about the National Campaign for the Arts

Scoop Charity Art Auction

Just a quick mention about the Scoop Charity Foundation Art Auction which will happen at 7.00pm this Sunday in the Ormond Bar on Ormond Quay in Dublin. One of my smaller paintings has been included in the auction and lets hope they do really well on the day. 

tic tac toe

This small painting is on a bord that measure 8x10inches. It’s very rare that I paint on a landscape bord or canvas these days. I have no problems with rectangles I asure you, some of my best friends are rectangular… anyway the square format suits the blog better and lends a more comtempory feel to the paintings which suits me.  It’s funny but it’s kind of grown from there and it seems now people ascociate my work with the sqaure format.

However… The Bad Art Gallery have commissioned 10 smaller paintings for the Art Fair in the RDS at christmas and they have a uniform size and shape across all their artists so I guess I better get used to landscape compositions again!  Here’s a start.

tic tac toe 8×10 inches oil on gesso bord


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