I founded Ladybird Art Studio, in Donaghadee.
Co Down in 1978, with a purpose built Studio facing the
Irish Sea, where I provide professional training for
painters in all media. I do demonstrations in oils, acrylic,
watercolours and mixed media,
varies art groups and societies throughout the Ireland.
In the late 80's I started to exhibited with
Kenny Gallery, Galway and had my first solo Exhibition
in 1990. This started my passion for the wild romantic
landscape that is Connemara. The large expanse of sky, the
bleak but stunning wilderness that is the blanket bog, which
reveals its changing moods hour by hour. It has a rich
history going back to our early ancestors, which some years
ago I went on a tour showing ancient standing stone and
early remains of settlements, so to be able to paint in this
landscape is a privilege.
So often we have this misty effect in
Connemara, sometimes on the mountains, most often by the
coast and it is this which gave me the inspiration for these
Sailing past in the Mist, Misty Roundstone,
Morning Mist, Sailing into Clifden Harbour, True Light, Out
of the Mist, and the Regatta.
Autumn Bogland ,Reflections and the other
paintings of the Blanket Bog are abstract (semi-abstract)
paintings. Also included in this genre would be the
paintings of waterfalls, which allows me to indulge my
passion for colour and texture- not possible with my more
academic works, associated with my teaching at North Down
College of further Education and more recently with my
My exhibitions include:
1990 Cork Arts Society, Cork.
1990 Kenny Gallery, Galway.
1994 Kenny Gallery, Galway.
1995 Jonathan Swift Gallery, Carrickfergus.
1997 Kenny Gallery, Galway.
1999 Kenny Gallery, Galway.
2002 Kenny Gallery, Galway.
2005 Kenny Gallery, Galway.
2007 Magilfineart, Dublin.
2008 Bold Art Gallery,
Onion Gallery, Tarmonbarry.
National Society, London.
* Celtic Charisma, Mall Gallery, London.
* Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast.
* Ulster Society of Women Artists.
* The Stables Gallery, Ballymoney.
* The Bell Gallery, Belfast.
* Malone House, Belfast
* The Jonathan Swift Gallery, Carrickfergus.
* Gilmore Gallery, Hollywood.
* Gallery 148, Hollywood.
* Kenny Gallery, Galway.
* Cambridge Fine Arts, Dublin.
* Millars Gallery , Clifden.
* Cill Rialaig Ballinskelligs Co. Kerry.
* Gormely's Fine Art, Belfast / Omagh.
* Solo Art (Irish and European Art Dealers).
* James Gallery, Dublin.
* Clifden Antiques and Art.
* Purple Onion, Roscommon.
* Bold Art Gallery, Galway.
about me -
Sara McNeill. Ladybird Studio, 49 Warren Road, Donaghadee,
Tel: 028 9188 3648
Mobile: 07787 800670 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org