Watercolour and acrylic painter Anna Marie Leavy was born in Co. Donegal and now lives in Co. Westmeath on the shores of Lough Sheever. Her work is inspired by Irish landscapes and its floras, from the soil the to sky.
The Magic of Colour for her is capturing the fleeting effects of light, colour and shade in her floral and woodlands paintings and in her west of Ireland mountain scenes.
Anna Marie is a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland and has a record of successful exhibitions with the Royal Hibernian Academy as well as solo exhibitions in Kenny's Gallery Galway, Kilcock Art Gallery and many galleries throughout the country. Her paintings are represented in public and private collections all over the world.
To read more of Anna Marie's story please click here: Biography.
ANTHOLOGY MAGAZINE AUTUMN 2018 EDITION OUT NOW
I am delighted to share with you that my work is showcased in the autumn edition of the beautiful publication Anthology.
The quarterly publication is a collection of articles, stories and interviews on lifestyle, interiors, destinations, fashion, art and culture and much more. The exquisite art direction and best-quality print execution is to be commended for this Irish run company. Anthology is truly at the forefront of current trends so please support it if you can when you see the magazine for sale.
The current edition focuses on Interior Designers, Luxury Spa Breaks in Ireland and Contemporary Irish Artists, so I am in good company!
NOVEMBER 2018 :: Donegal Democrate - The Artist from Aughnahoo
Anna Marie Leavy - the artist from Aughnahoo
FRANK GALLIGAN MEETS THE PETTIGO NATIVE
I am delighted with the article in the Donegal Democrate by gifted writer and editor Frank Galligan on my story.
THE MAGIC OF COLOUR :: LIMITED EDITION FINE ART GICLEE PRINTS
Anna Marie's series of limited edition high quality prints use the Fine Art Giclée printing process.
The series of selected prints are reproduced from an original watercolour or acrylic painting by Anna Marie's and through using the higest quality pigment inks, each one is printed onto pure white, heavyweight watercolour paper. Each print is of archival quality, as are all of her original paintings.
Anna Marie supervises the whole process and they are printed in Co. Wicklow, Ireland, mounted and framed by her framer Liam Manning in Co. Westmeath.
The prints are available in the Claire Delabre's exquisite Handmade Design Studio on Mount Street in Mullingar, and in an Aladdin's cave of Irish craft, the Glasson Craft Gallery, Glasson Village near Athlone, Co. Westmeath where bespoke framer Stephen Mitchell frames my prints for sale there.
Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
At first, just one, a glossy purple clot
Among others, red, green, hard as a knot.
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