RHA West Masterclass by Blaise Smith RHA – Thursday, October 12
Thursday, October 12,Time TBC
Ballina Arts Centre
Free Admission, but limited spaces.
Booking essential: call 096 73593
In association with Ballina Arts Centre
Full class details to be announced.
About the Artist
Blaise Smith (born 1967) is a representational painter who has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad and has won numerous awards. He has been commissioned to paint many notable portraits including a group portrait of eight Scientists for the Women on Walls Campaign which won the 2017 US Council/Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award and most recently the official portrait of former Taoiseach Brian Cowen for the Dáil.
Smith’s work is held in many public and private collections. His most recent solo show was a retrospective of Still Life paintings 1998- 2021 in the Butler Gallery in 2021. His artistic practice documents Irish life in the 21st century with painterly realist works observed from life through landscape, portraiture and still life. He was elected a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts in 2017.
Thursday, September 14
Masterclass in Drawing Anatomy lead by Una Sealy RHA
Thursday, October 12
Masterclass on Plein Air painting with Blaise Smith RHA
Wednesday, October 25
Niamh O’Malley ARHA will give a presentation on her participation at the Venice Biennale 2022.