Tinahely Arts Group

List Of Members


Find details on each member of the group below.
Some artists have made their contact details available and can be contacted directly or members can be contacted through the group mail:

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A artists to go here

Helen Brennan
Helen Brennan was formally educated at Belfast College of Art. Helen likes to record threatened environments before destruction. She also likes gardening and paints whatever flowers are available. Helen has paintings in private collections in Ireland, the U.K and in the U.S.A.
Helen takes all kinds of commissions. For instance she will paint your house or garden, or both. Sometimes she does flowers for people or indeed portraits. However she is selective in her portrait painting, but will give due consideration to photos or people who wish to sit for her.
Please contact her with your details or requirements.
Contact details
Helen Brennan
Email: tinahelyartists@gmail.com

Liz Brophy
Details to follow


Tony Clear
Tony Clear attended the National College of Art in Kildare Street for five years, studying life drawing under Sean Keating and Maurice McGonigal. He also studied commercial art under Fergus Ryan.  He later taught art to groups and individuals in Dublin.
Having abandoned art to blow trumpet during the Showband era,he moved on to develop a career in Human Resource Management.
Being busy with family life, career, and study – an MSc inOrganisation Behaviour in Trinity College Dublin, and a Fellowship in
the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – he had littletime for painting.
With more time available now he is focussing mainly on pen andwash, the medium that best matches his objective.  He also works in
oils, acrylics and scraperboard. Tony Clear undertakes commissions.
Contact details
Tony Clear
Email: tonyclear@esatclear.ie
Mobile: 087 2561466

Bruce Copeland
Born in 1952 in Gorey and raised on a farm in a picturesque setting, close to the village of Clough. A portion of the time not taken up in his marketing company is spent painting, chiefly using oils on canvas. The paintings are done from memories of a happy rural community as a child, from experiences in work and travel and the scenes of Ireland.  A random selection of Bruce’s work is on continuous display at Madeline’s restaurant at Tinahely. Bruce sees his style as evolving and flowing and depends much upon mood and subject.
Contact details

Bruce Copeland, Derrylin, School Road, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Email: art@brucecopeland.ie
Website: www.brucecopeland.ie
Mobile: 087 2359205

Rod Coyne
Has been painting for more than 20 years, and the past 7 based in the Avoca Studio Gallery, on the main road between Avoca and Rathdrum, close to the Meeting of the Waters. This is where he creates, shows and sells his paintings, while also working with many commercial galleries in Ireland and abroad. This is also the base for the Avoca Painting School where he offers outdoor painting workshops and studio-based courses.
For the past ten years he has been working en plein air and sees his art as a celebration of Ireland’s majestic seascapes and landscapes. During that time he has gone from depicting exactly what he sees to dissolving it down until only an essence remains and back again. From the studio he completes regular commissions to order.
During the past 2 decades he has exhibited nationally and internationally and his works grace private, public and corporate collections alike.
Contact details
Rod Coyne, Avoca Studio Gallery, Knockanode, Avoca, Co. Wicklow
Tel: 0402 –35555
E-mail: info@rodcoyne.com
Websites: www.rodcoyne.com, www.avocapaintingschool.com , www.rodcoyne.ie/blog
Jacinta Crowley Long PHD
Aghold Rectory Littlewood, Coolkenno Co. Wicklow Email jassy@iol.ie Mob 086 8244632
Details to follow

Simon Dalton
After studying drama and English literature at the University of Huddersfield Simon worked in theater for 7 years as carpenter and stage manager. In 1986 Simon joined the B. B. C. as prop master and props maker before going freelance in the film industry in 1992.
In the following years he worked in props and set dressing both Ireland, England, France and Panama. Productions include ‘Amongst Women’, ‘The Tailor of Panama’, ‘Inside I’m dancing’, and more recently ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Camelot’.
Since moving to Ireland in 1996 Simon’s spare time has been taken up restoring his 200 year old house, but recently he has been getting back to his real love of painting.
Contact details
Simon Dalton
Tel. 087 272 2553
Email: simonjdalton@gmail.com
Trudi Doyle
Bunbury Art Studio, Ballyconnell Tullow Co. Carlow email trudiart@eircom.net Mob 0876658500
Details to follow

Roisín Flood
Roisín Flood spent many years as a welder and designer in wrought iron but has always had an interest in painting. She works mainly in oils but also acrylics, pastel and charcoal. She draws on the surrounding Wicklow countryside for inspiration, and also delves into her own imagination to add narrative to her paintings. She has taken part in several group exhibitions in Wicklow and Wexford, and has painted several portraits for private commission. She has been the co-ordinator of Tinahely Life Drawing Group since it’s inception
Contact details
Roisín Flood
Email: tinahelyartists@gmail.com

Ruth Flood
Details to follow.
Contact details

Ruth Flood
Email: tinahelyartists@gmail.com



Maeve Hunter
Maeve Hunter originally from Dalkey but now living in Carnew, attended NCAD in Dublin where she obtained a BDes (Hons) in Textiles  a HDip in art and design education and has just completed her Masters in Visual Arts Education. She has worked in professional theatre and films dyeing and ageing costumes. She has also worked as a Secondary school art teacher. She now works as a textile artist /crafter for exhibition, commission and retail and is also available for workshops, classes and individual tuition.
Maeve is also a member of Visual Artist Ireland and Crafts Council of Ireland.
Contact details
Maeve Hunter
Mob. 087 2897258 Email: maevieh@hotmail.com
Web Page
Ger Keogh
Coolafancy Tinahely, Co. Wicklow email emmanolan25@gmail.com Mob 0872412959

Irene Lundgaard – Fibre Crafter
Native to the Island of Fur, Denmark moved to Ireland in 1994 with her Irish husband.
Irene works mainly through the medium of crochet and comes from a long lineage of crocheters. Irene is pushing the boundaries of what would traditionally be called crochet while using little know techniques such as Tunisian Crochet and particularly Tapestry Crochet which translates so easily from the Scandinavian knitwear styles of colour-work and is often making sculptural work.
Irene is inspired by people and human interaction as well as the repetition in creation which soothes the mind and calms the heart. Irene enjoys sharing this gift and is tutoring both locally and further afield.
Irene has had works in local exhibitions along with local women making art books and art postcards. Irene is also the organizer of The Irish Reef, which is a satellite of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, the woolly wonder that was on display at Science Gallery, Dublin in the spring of 2010 and currently travels Ireland. Irene has work in the international exhibition and had work exhibited at The Smithsonian in the spring of 2011.
Irene’s second love is printing and stenciling with an emphasis on rustic backgrounds; she works in many colours and strong shapes. This passion for printmaking is fuelled by her educational background in typography.
Irene is a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland.
Contact details:
Irene Lundgaard
Mail: irene@yarnclasses.com
Mob: 085 769 1854
Web: www.yarnclasses.com

Ishbel McGloughlin
Details to follow

Padraigh McGoran
Details to follow
Tony Moore (Associate member)
1a Coolruss Tinahely, Co. Wicklow email tfmoore@gmail.com \mob 0872899934

Tina Mouritzen
Tina Mouritzen was born in 1963 in Canada. She studied Fine Arts at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and received her BFA from University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario. She and her husband lived in Dublin, Ireland for a number of years before moving to Tinahely in 1998.
She has been involved in several community art projects. These have included an art and garden project with Dublin inner city children, book art workshops with local Tinahely women and drawing classes for adults.
Tina works in a variety of mediums, sculptural and 2 dimensional.
Contact details
Tina Mouritzen
Email: tinahelyartists@gmail.com


Niall O’Neill – Sculptor
Over the past 30 years Niall O Neill has been involved in the creation and delivery of public and private artworks throughout Ireland, both in an urban and non-urban setting. He was lecturer in Sculpture at the Institute for Art, Design and Technology in Dublin (now IADT) for 25 years. He is a co-founder of ‘Umha Aois’, the experimental bronze-casting organisation (www.umha-aois.com) and is former chairman of Visual Artists Ireland (formerly the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland), the professional body representing visual artists in Ireland. He is also a member of the professional artists collaborative ‘Deiseal’ (www.deiseal.com). He has been involved in organising many exhibitions and symposia, including Sculpture in Context, Dublin. His recent public commissions include ‘Boat Stele’, Co Waterford, ‘Geata na nEalaí’, Co Dublin, ‘Horse Play’, Co Wicklow, ‘Folded’ for Wicklow County Council and ‘Fios’ for St Nessan’s National School in Co Limerick.
Contact details:
Niall O’Neill
Mob: 086 889 1688
Web: www.nialloneill.net






Catherine Wilcoxson
Details to follow


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  2. This is great. Hadn’t heard about you. Do you have to be living in Tinahely to be a member?

  3. Hi Terry, great you found us.

    We have not had enquiries like yours before and will have to discuss how to incorporate long-distance membership. One thing is for sure, we treasure being associated with you. We will revert to you with details.

    All the best,
    Irene (Group secretary)

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