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About maireadholohan1

Artist, tutor, crafter,equestrienne, wife, mother and ................

Masseys and more


Masseys are a kind of tractor to those who do not know. Here is a little Massey that is still working. Like an old farmer it will work till the days it dies. It could not care less about fashion … Continue reading

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February 2019


I am very busy preparing for my exciting times ahead. Kerala next January, imagine sun sea and painting as well as experiencing a new country. I am so excited and will be running some watercolour/yoga weekends in conjunction with Mulvarra … Continue reading

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Exciting times ahead


2018 was a busy year with its challenges both personal and business wise. I was accepted in the very prestigious Craft group ‘Form’ Designed and made in Carlow. I am concentrating on my textiles for this group as it is … Continue reading

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Kilkenny Arts Festival….2017


Around the Mountain An Exhibition of recent watercolours from my meanderings to and from the Mountain. The Scouts Den. (the old girls national school) and the Kilkenny Pop Up Art Gallery John’s Bridge Kilkenny i don’t come off the mountain much … Continue reading

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The year to date


Boy have I been busy. I had a piece accepted for the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Exhibition in The Bankside Gallery in London…..right next to Tate Modern!!! So Exciting and very expensive to Ship a painting by Art courier to … Continue reading

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Christmas time


  Here is a walnut ink drawing from the very first watercolour that I did here, before we did the house up. Christmas has come and gone. The poor turkey is still in the fridge to challenge my culinary skills. … Continue reading

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Autumn’s bounty from the polytunnel…….a tutorial


  Here is a little step by step tutorial of how I did this in my sketchbook…..a watercolour a day keeps the doctor away….             Posted with Blogsy

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Hello Autumn


Summer is going fast. The leaves are turning. The blackberries are luscious and need picking. I have been busy painting so here are some samples of my watercolour diary….a watercolour a day keeps the doctor away…..not the winter though.   … Continue reading

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May workshops


Back to Ferrybank yay! This time we are doing some very simple introductory silkscreen on fabric. I fond dealing with being a mobile studio a bit difficult sometimes. If I could do this in my studio it would be simpler! … Continue reading

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Spring has arrived


Do I smell grass? Not that kind! About time she says!   This has been a very busy couple of months. I am now finished for a while with most of my groups. My two modules in KCAT are over … Continue reading

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