Tag Archives: Affordable Irish Art

Two New Sites for Irish Art Lovers




The National Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair – Limerick – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November, 2015


Ashgrove Auction 21/7/2015: A tale of two paintings

Ashgrove Marathon

People’s Art on St.Stephen’s Green in Dublin

People’s Art on the Green – YouTube video by Pervaneh Matthews.

The next scheduled People’s Art on the Green takes place from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July, 2014

Further information here: http://www.peoplesart.ie

Quality Irish Art at Ross’s (Belfast) Auction on Wednesday 26th March, 2014


Quality and value abound amongst the 231 Lots on offer in Ross’s Quarterly Irish Art Sale on Wednesday 26th March next.

All the usual suspects are here including the overrated Markey Robinson, the awful Graham Knuttel, the talented but repetitive Gregory Moore, Samuel McLarnon, Ken Hamilton and Dennis Orme Shaw but, for me, it’s the works by Maurice Canning Wilks and William Percy French that stand-out from the rest. Both artists are still just about within the budget of the ordinary art collector!


If there’s one criticism that I have of many of William Percy French’s paintings, it is that they are too damn small – I like a bigger bang for my buck and that is where the likes of Maurice Canning Wilks, Dennis Orme Shaw etc. win out. Big walls need big paintings but it’s hard not to be seduced by the beauty and simplicity of French’s watercolours. There are two included in this sale with low four figure estimates.

W P French


Monday 24th March from 10:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday 25th March from 10:00am – 8:00am

Day of sale from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Dennis Orme Shaw

John Ross & Company  (MIAVI),

37 Montgomery Street, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT1 4NX

Tel: (028) 9032 5448  Fax. (028) 9033 3642

Searchable catalogue here: Catalogue icon

Enquiries about this sale:  

(028) 9032 5448 or email: dclarke@rosss.com

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Gormley’s August (Online) Auction of Affordable Irish Art

296 Lots of affordable Irish Art

All the usual suspects – Graham Knuttel, Verner Finlay, Thelma Mansfield, Gregory Moore, JP Rooney and many more besides.

This auction will take place on Tuesday, 14th August 2012 at 7.00pm.

Lot.6. “Following his Master Home” oil on canvas by Gregory Moore. Est.£180 to £260

Live online bidding and telephone bidding will be available during the auction.

For more details call +44 (0)28 90 663313

or email info@gormleysartauctions.com

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Viewing available by request in Gormley’s Dublin, Belfast of Omagh offices.

Catalogue click here: AUGUST ART CATALOGUE

Gormley’s (Online) Auction of Affordable Irish Art – Tuesday 3rd July, 2012 at 7.00pm

175 Lots of Irish Art many with low reserves are included in this sale. Not that many of the familiar names here but some gems nonetheless. Only three lots into the catalogue and I was captivated by the Louise Mansfield work pictured below. Small but perfectly formed and only carrying an estimate of £200 to £300.

Lot.3. “Girl and Boy on the Beach” by Louise Mansfield. Est. £200 to £300

Paintings can be viewed in Gormley’s Belfast, Dublin and Omagh offices by request.

For further information please call +44 (0)28 82 247738

or email info@gormleysartauctions.com

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Catalogue click here: CATALOGUE

Gormley’s Christmas Online Affordable Art Auction – Tuesday 13th December, 2011

156 Lots of Irish Art with low reserves are included in this sale.

Catlogue link here: http://www.gormleysartauctions.com/auction.asp?AuctionID=75

For my money any of the works by John Morris, such as the one illustrated below. would be a comforting purchase with heat almost pulsating from the canvas – nearly as good as coming home to a real fire on these chilly days!

Lot.101. 'Surfers on Inch Beach' by John Morris. Est. £800 to £900

This auction will take place on Tuesday 13th December 2011, at 7.00pm.

Final lots still to be added

Live online bidding and telephone bidding will be available during the auction.

For more details call +44 (0)28 82 247738 or email info@gormleysartauctions.com.

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