Art Blog

Celebrating 1 yr on FB ... WIN a Niall Leavy painting worth €200 ..!!

August marks my 1st anniversary on Facebook with my page 'Niall Leavy - Artist'. I am really thrilled with how it has gone and I'm blown away by the support I have received from all of you throughout the year. I have really enjoyed getting into the swing of posting news and interesting developments ...it was all new to me .. !!

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So proud of our wee Clodagh ...

Got news this week that Clodagh (10) did really well at the Festival of Quilts show in the NEC in Birmingham ... her quilt was a cracker and she did brilliant to get on the podium again this year with a 'Highly Commended' award. 

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All types of painting in the Pyrenees ...!!

I was back in the Pyrenees for a few days and got up to all sorts there. With cooler weather and lush, green surroundings, I got the juices flowing with a bit of hard, but really satisfying, labour ... restoring and painting a set of big old shutters ... real French style ...!!

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Staying Cool in Provence ...!!

I've been completely 'off-line' for over a week ... a bit of a shock to the system but we've been enjoying a really hot and relaxing week here in Provence, a quite simply stunning part of France. 

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Niall's art in wonderful Wineport Lodge ...

I am thrilled to have a number of my pieces showcasing in the Wineport Lodge in Glasson, Co. Westmeath. This is a fantastic venue and it is very exciting to collaborate with owners Ray and Jane.

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Wonderful afternoon at SURVEYOR launch ...

Well it was a cracking afternoon in Navan ... Huge thank you for all the good wishes and support ... much appreciated. The show was opened by Belinda Quirke, Director of the Solstice, with a very upbeat and passionate speech. 

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Niall's art selected for SURVEYOR in Solstice

Fantastic News ...!!! Just got a call to say three of my new paintings have been selected for 2nd SURVEYOR contemporary art exhibition in the wonderful Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Co. Meath. 

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New Series .. 'Precious' ...

These are the first pieces in a new series that I'm calling 'Precious' ... I'm thrilled with them. I think they are very cool and contemporary. 

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More success in Sol Gallery ...

It was really great to get a call from Sol Gallery owner Martin Davis with the news was that 5 out of my 6 paintings had sold.

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What a great experience ...

I did something quite different a few days ago ... and I really enjoyed it ...!! I was asked to go up to a primary school in Co. Wicklow and run three workshops with the classes there ... ages 7 through to 12 ...ish.

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