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Botanical Art - Watercolour Two Day Workshop
Botanical Art - Watercolour Two Day Workshop

Sat, 07 Sept


The Oak Centre Dunboyne

Botanical Art - Watercolour Two Day Workshop

Artist Mary Dillon will take us through a weekend of dynamic, investigative drawing of autumn fruit and flowers.

Time & Location

07 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 08 Sept 2024, 16:00

The Oak Centre Dunboyne, Maynooth Rd, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland

About the Workshop

About the Workshop.

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‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.’ Albert Einstein

Our Hedgerows, woodlands, fields and gardens are brimming over with new plant life. This two day course will provide tools in investigative drawing and painting. A multi-sensory approach will create a dynamic course, in which the participant will experiment with observation, mark-making and colour exploration.

Workshop will cover:

  • Observational and measured drawing
  • Exploring light and tone to create form
  • Colour mixing and matching
  • Wet and dry watercolour techniques. A materials list will be provided. If required, it will also be possible to purchase materials for the workshop on the first day for a nominal charge of €30.

The Tutor.

Mary Dillon is an award winning Irish botanical artist. 

Her work, Abundance - Punica granatum, was awarded Best in Show at theAmerican Society of Botanical Artists Annual International Exhibition held in New York, November 2022. Her Black Parrot Tulip was chosen by the National Gallery of Ireland as the signature image for their exhibition, Drawn From Nature in 2020. Her work belongs in the Shirley Sherwood Collection of Botanical Art, Kew, UK, and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Art and Documentation , Pittsburgh, US. Mary was the founding chairperson of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists. 

For Mary, teaching is the perfect opportunity to bring together her three passions of watercolour painting, plants and working with people. Instagram: @marydillonartist


  • Botanical Art with Mary Dillon




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