Wexford Open Studio Art Trail provides an opportunity to experience, first hand, the creative process at its source and talk directly to the artists about their work in their studios. If you are interested in pottery, paintings, ceramics or sculpture, you are sure to find something of interest or just enjoy the experience of visiting one of these delightful studios.

OPENING TIMES
Visitors are welcome to visit the studios throughout the year but please bear in mind that these are working studios and the artists are often involved in preparing for exhibitions or out painting on location. To avoid dissappointment and to get the most out of your visit it is advisable to telephone or text in the first instance.
 

EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, OPEN STUDIOS,
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

In addition to opening their studios to the public the artists featured here exhibit their work at various events throughout the year from art societies and festivals to educational projects. They are involved in both one-man and mixed exhibitions with galleries and are called upon to give talks and demonstrations of their work. Some conduct workshops and run courses in their visual art or creative speciality.
If you are a member of an art group or other social group and you would like one of these artists to visit and give a talk for a small fee they would be pleased to hear from you. Art is in the making - make the most of it!

BERNADETTE
DOOLAN

Paintings
Ceramics
Sculpture
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My work is focused on life, from childhood to old age and everything in between - our dreams, our wishes, our fears. Then we grow up and all we have to do is close our eyes and we are straight back there. This is the emotion I am intent on capturing, I don't wish to dictate through my work, I simply want to express an emotion which can be interpreted differently by everyone. We all have our own story which I believe influences how we see things.
Coolteige, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

4km after Oylgate turn left for Bree. Continue for 1.5km to end of road. Turn left at 'T' junction and immediate right for Bree. Studio is 1.5km on left hand side, dark grey painted walls.  GPS: 52.45073795,-6.59035116

Tel: 086 3496491 • Email FaceBook Website Map

KEVIN  FREENEY
Paintings in Oil
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Born in Dublin, I attended NCAD and spent 6 years studying and working in France. I paint full-time and teach from my studio. I paint out of an essential need. Apart from a sense of fulfillment, I want to communicate a thought or inspiration whether it is the simple joy of reflected light or more complex feelings which stem from a more emotional response.

Brimel Cottage, Gardamus Great, Mayglass, Co. Wexford.


Take the R730 southbound out of Wexford Town. Turn right at junction with sign for Murntown. Continue 8.5kms straight past Johnstown Castle and through Murntown. Immediately after Sleeda Farm take a left and studio is at second house on left after 1.4kms.  GPS: 52.262117,-6.537638

Tel: 087 6781362 • EmailFaceBook Website Map

TOMÁS  KING
Paintings in Oil and Watercolour
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I work in both oil and watercolour over a wide range of subject matter though my main focus is the landscape. My paintings are in the impressionist manner and reflect my love of colour and the play of light. My work has been exhibited widely throughout Europe in both one-man and mixed exhibitions and I am a member of several established Art Societies.

The Old Mill, Castlebridge, Wexford

Take the R741 out of Wexford by crossing the large bridge in the town. Follow the road into Castlebridge and the studio is in the old mill on the left side by the big millwheel before you exit the village. My studio is in the corner beside Ballyelland Pottery  GPS: 52.383615,-6.449625

Tel: 087 0693489 • Email Website Map

JANE  MEYLER
Paintings
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Living all her life by the sea, her studio overlooking Rosslare, Jane draws inspiration from her surroundings and love of being outdoors.
Painting en plein air lets me respond to the light, time of day or season. I react to the elements, my mood and situations in life allowing them to flow naturally resulting in an honest interpretation of the scene before me.

Sandymount Cottage & Studio, Cliff Road,
Rosslare Strand, County Wexford

Take R740 off the N25 and follow signs for Rosslare Strand. At the seafront, turn right and continue until the road turns sharp right. At this point go straight on down a narrow road with the sea on your left. The studio is the last house.  GPS: 52.267345,-6.382614

Tel: 086 1647255 • Email FaceBook Website Map

EITHNE  RYAN
Paintings, Pastels
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Dublin born Eithne Ryan has been a working artist for over twenty years and although having studied briefly at the National College of Art in Dublin, she considers herself self taught. Working from her studio by the sea at Cahore for thirty years has had a major influence on her paintings. She has had many solo shows in Ireland and abroad and her work is in many public and private collections.


Seaview Cahore, Ballygarrett, Gorey, County Wexford

On entering Ballygarrett take the road opposite the Schooner Pub in the direction of Cahore and after a short distance along this road take the first right. The studio is a little way down this road on the right.  GPS: 52.567616,-6.21536

Tel: 087 2480550 • Email Website Map

MAIREAD
STAFFORD

Ceramics, Sculpture, Pottery
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Capturing silhouettes against the sky Mairead looks into the light and follows the movement, allows the colour to play on the surface detail and she frames a moment of time and beauty, in clay. Windswept beaches with wildflowers and solitary trees, or structures created by communities with white-washed walls and an inviting door or a gathering of goddesses with free flowing gowns and sense of beauty and grace. Happy, hopeful and human works.

Ballyelland Pottery, The Old Mill, Castlebridge, Wexford.

Take the R741 out of Wexford by crossing the main bridge in the town and continue on this road. On entering Castlebridge continue through the village and the studio/pottery can be found on the left by the big millwheel and beside Studio Tomás King.  GPS: 52.383733,-6.4496

Tel: 087 2029730 • Email FaceBook Website Map

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