London MAY 2015

My work will be shown in this group exhibition in London in May 2015.

Mixed Group Exhibition

A selection of paintings from some of our regular gallery artists Brian Ballard, Cloe Cloherty, Jimmy Lawlor , James MacKeown and Sherree Valentine-Daines Also introducing new gallery artist Leah Beggs

Barbara Stanley is pleased to invite you to the  opening reception on Tuesday 19th May 6-8pm 27 Connaught Street , London W2 2AY RSVP

The exhibition runs until 4pm on 31st May



I'm often asked how I paint. An answer to which is a very expansive!!So in keeping it brief I thought I'd show you an image of various stages of a painting. These are not all the stages, but they should give you an idea of the process in which I add layers of paint. Just click on the image for a bigger version.




Aran Light

I had the pleasure of visiting Inis Oirr , the smallest of the Aran Islands in mid November. The weather was beautiful, a really amazing winter light. These are some photos I took whilst there.

Wet Paint!

NOT the Royal Academy!

So after being refused from this years annual show at the Royal Academy in London, I thought I'd try my luck in the NOT the Royal Academy Show in the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in Waterloo and they accepted my piece! Runs until 17th August!

DLR Open Submission 2013

Have a couple of pieces in this exhibition if anyone is around to go see!

Date: Friday 22nd February until Tuesday 12th March 2013 Time: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Thursday 10am to 9pm Location: Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to present the 2013 dlr Open Submission Exhibition. This exhibition responds to a desire amongst local artists for exhibition opportunities and allows the public an opportunity to view the wealth of visual arts practice that is happening in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

The submission process was open to artists who have studied in, are originally from, or are living or working in, the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. The exhibition was selected by Dalkey resident and Director of Solomon Fine Art, Tara Murphy. Almost 200 artists applied and it was an exciting and interesting job to select the 47 artists whose work is displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition features a range of work including painting, print, photography and sculpture.

Snapshots: A Journey Through Connemara

Opening Friday 11th January 2013 and runs until Saturday 9th February.CLICK HERE TO SEE WORK FROM THE EXHIBITION

Snapshots: A Journey Through Connemara 11th January – 9th February The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh, Northern Ireland.

New work by artist Leah Beggs is on exhibition in The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre.

This new series of paintings is based on fleeting glimpses of Connemara captured in a ‘snapshot’ frame of time. Leah’s paintings are inspired by journeys through the Connemara countryside. From the mountains at dawn or the bog at dusk to the beach on a summer’s day, this collection of work will engage the viewer and bring them on a journey through Connemara.

Leah is a visual artist based in Co. Galway. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and this is her first solo exhibition in Northern Ireland.