Watercolour and acrylic painter Anna Marie Leavy was born in Pettigo, Co. Donegal and now lives in Co. Westmeath on the shores of Lough Sheever. Her work is inspired by the Irish landscapes and its floras, from the soil the to sky.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
I am delighted that two of my paintings will be auctioned at the
Mullingar Lions Club Art Auction in aid of Mullingar MRI Scanner.
Greville Arms Hotel - 17th October 8pm
Wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm
Public Viewing Wed 16th 4pm-9pm and Thurs 17th 4pm-7pm
Auctioneer Fonsie Mealy, Fine Art Kilkenny
The 165th Water Colour Society of Ireland Exhibition took place in the Farmleigh Gallery, Farmleigh House and Estate from Monday 30th September through to Sunday 13th October and I exhibited my Wild Primroses, snowdrops which I like to call the Fair Maids of February and my lilies, entitled Play of Light.
‘Play of Light’
Solo Exhibition in The Kenny Gallery, Galway
For this exhibition to celebrate my 80th year, I focused on creating paintings of the Irish landscape that influenced me throughout my working career: the beautiful bog and the delicate nature of the hedgerow flowers in full bloom.
Photographer Matt Nolan officially opened the exhibition.
AUTUMN 2018 EDITION
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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