Jonathan Aiken

Jonathan Aiken was born in Lisburn in 1965 and studied architecture and design at Queen’s University Belfast. Influenced by Warhol and the Pop Art movement, Aiken's unique style fuses layers of striking colour, intriguing texture and careful superimposition on metal panels.


Aurélie moved to Ireland in 2006, from Paris suburb Le Pecq in the Versailles region. She likes to work in series and has documented with pen and coloured pencils many of Dublin’s landmark buildings.

Jean Bardon

Printmaker Jean Bardon is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire Insitute of Art, Design and Technology. While living in Amsterdam during the 1970s she took an etching class at De Werkschuit, at that time based on one of Amsterdam’s many houseboats. She was instantly fascinated by the techniques of etching, which remain almost unchanged since medieval times.

Walter Bernardini

Walter Bernardini had a long career in advertising. Born and brought up in Glasgow, he moved to Dublin in 1963, and in 1966 was invited to form a graphic design consultancy as its principal designer and illustrator. His work has been exhibited at Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Academy and is held in many private and corporate collections.

William Blair

Landscape painter William Blair was born and educated in Belfast. He studied art and education at Stranmillis College (part of Queen’s University Belfast) and has worked as a painter and teacher of art throughout his career. William’s paintings deal with the impact people have on the land, and with the emotional tie they develop with a sense of place.

George Callaghan

George Callaghan was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He studied at Belfast College of Art and worked as a commercial artist, designer and art director at agencies including McCann Erickson and Leo Burnett. He describes the style of his art as ‘sophisticated naive’. He has been creative in many directions, including being a harp maker and player of the Celtic harp, and has lived in South Africa, Australia, Tasmania and France. His autobiography is titled The Last Minstrel.

Caroline Canning

Caroline Canning started but didn’t finish a fine art course, opting out because of ’too much thinking and not enough painting’. She works in a huge, light-filled room (half kitchen, half studio) at her home in Dublin. She works mainly in oils and acrylics, but it’s her daily drawing notebooks that are the core of her practice, feeding into everything. She spends several months a year in Connemara.

Mary Canty

Mary Canty’s work features images of fields and hedges, ridges and rocks, streams and ponds. ‘I make drawings and colour sketches directly from nature, then use these images to attempt a more elemental and abstract vision of the landscape’, she says.

Jean Clyne

Jean Clyne is a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland. She works in oils and pastels as well as watercolour. Her subjects include scenes local to Glendarragh Farm in county Wicklow (where her studio is based) and the west coast of Ireland.

Rod Coyne

Irish art critic Aidan Dunne described Rod Coyne’s paintings as ‘boldly designed, decisive studies of the sea’. Taking into account the sky, land, light and weather, Rod says he aims to capture ‘the place, the day and the time…as accurately as I can in a single sitting’.