Year: 2022

En Plein Air, Adare.. Capture the Mood Video

En Plein Air, Open Air Painting and Fun. Everyone is a winner in this short video recording of the days activities in the open. Picturesque Adare looking glorious in the sunshine and the painters, dotted around the village from the banks of the River Maigue to Adare Village Park and Hall, clearly enjoying every moment.

En Plein Air 2022: It’s All Over!

En Plein Air 2022 was a very successful days painting.Thank you to the competitors, the judges Ms Naomi O’Nolan and Mr John Shinnors, the volunteers, Regeneron the sponsor, Art Mad art supplies and all who enjoyed the day in the sunshine.

Peer Review

The 2022 Plein Air Competition includes a peer review prize where the plein air entrants get to choose who they think came up with the best paintings on the day. Each entrant can allot their vote to one of the entries displayed in the gallery and send by email to These are the wonderful …

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Plein Air Entry

En Plein Air 2022

Venue: Draíocht Art Gallery, Adare Date: August 21st, 2022 Please note there are some changes to allow for safe conduct demanded by CoVid-19 Welcome to en Plein Air, Adare 2022 organised by Draíocht Art Gallery, Adare, the information hub for competition and generously sponsored by Regeneron Ireland with a first prize of €1000. Adare Village, …

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Monica Fergus

My ceramic fish wall sculptures are inspired by the beautiful and captivating forms and colours of living fish. Some are based on tropical fish, others on the fascinating species to be found right here around the shores of Ireland. In our studio by Kinsale fish swim past the bottom of our garden. I shape every …

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