30th july - 1st august 2021
This Summer will see the 14th year of Wexford’s ‘Art in the Open’ annual outdoor painting festival, taking place from the 30th July to the 1st August. Gerard Byrne has been invited as one of five Artist Tutors who will be leading live painting demonstrations over the course of the festival.
The festival's Artist Tutor LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS will run for about two hours, and will include a Q&A with the artist at the end of the session. Each session will have up to eight students taking part. Visit the festival’s website to register.
Gerard is celebrated for his vibrantly evocative and large scale plein air scenes, and has previously taken part in both Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 competition, and Pintar Rapido London, the UK’s largest outdoor painting competition, where he achieved second prize. His recent exhibition, Pause for Harmony. Art in Lockdown, showcased paintings of the red brick architecture so typical of the South Dublin streets near his studio in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. The Artist Tutor demonstrations are an opportunity to see Gerard at work, and witness his painting process in the beautiful setting of Ireland's (hopefully sunny) Southeast!