A commission to draw hospital staff from life in University College Hospital was rewarding but challenging – for me and my sitters, who were not used to sitting still.
My daughter and her pal were invited to take part in a kids’ game show for TG4. The girls’ sporting approach and constant smiles were an inspiration.
I sketched a few events at Culture Night this year. It’s a national, annual event which takes place every September, and a great opportunity to get a dose of culture. ...
Family weddings are always fun, even if it’s not the bride whose nerves are in pieces…our trip to Rye in the summer was made the more memorable by my sketches.
Our koi carp didn’t do a whole lot, but they were beautiful, and were an oasis of calm in my busy day. We lost them recently due to our own ...
The life and colour of Galway City in the summer are legendary. I’ve caught a few of my favourite Galway sights in watercolour over the last couple of weeks.
Sometimes the sun arrives to stay for a while in Ireland and we remember what a paradise we live in. Here are a few of my sketches of a week ...
I brought Urban Sketching to an enthusiastic audience in my home village of Enniskerry recently. It was a far cry from miserable years walking home in the dark as a ...
My husband and I were adamant that we were not getting a puppy. On the other hand, if your daughter begs for two years, it’s hard to resist.
The preparation and presentation of food for a loved one is fraught with emotion. Whether or not to sketch it afterwards can be an emotional minefield.
I sketched the wonderful Clodagh McKenna cooking at a demo last night in Galway. She is an inspirational chef and I can’t wait to try the delicious recipes she demonstrated.
Tulca Arts Festival takes place in Galway every November. I went in as a cynic but it took just one piece to make me think again.
Hospitals are a necessary evil for the most part…unless you’re having a baby (babies rock). Sketching is a great way to make the experience a positive one.
I grew up beside Powerscourt Waterfall, near Bray, a seaside town on Ireland’s East Coast. I took my children on a break there and all was peace and light…almost.
My husband’s mother gave us some gorgeous furniture, which my brother-in-law brought to us from England. We spent a week fishing and hiking together in Galway.
Sketching everyday life may not be glamorous, but drawing the objects around your home can be just as satisfying and rewarding as more dramatic or exciting scenes.
Róisin describes how when she lost a dear friend before Christmas, some children singing carols raised her spirits.
Róisín Curé describes how she ended up sketching a butterfly at home.
Róisín Curé had the chance to sketch a brass band at the opening of a new movie theatre in Galway.
Róisín talks about the benefits of urban sketching and how sometimes it can take over