‘The Port’ is the chosen theme for this year’s Dublin Painting & Sketching Club’s annual exhibition, its 141st, which opens to the public at the end of this month (April) in Dublin city centre at CHQ (Custom House Quarter) on Custom House Quay.

‘Crane Clouds’ a painting by Aidan Hickey

One of the country’s largest national art exhibitions, the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club exhibition offers a broad choice of paintings to suit modernist and traditional tastes. Around 170 works are being shown by about 90 well-known contemporary artists, over 80 Club members and some additional invited artists, from Dublin and other counties around Ireland.

These works also encompass all media and styles within the broad genre of representational art, from the figurative to the abstract. The Club has 11 new members, among them young artists who present vitality and a fresh, new, contemporary approach.

‘The Captain’s Daughter’ a painting by Janetta Mellett

Works in oil, watercolour, pastels and ink, drawings, lithographs and prints are on offer, starting at around €250 (for a small print or drawing) and going up to €4,000, with some 60% ranging between €750 and €1,000.

Members exhibiting include Margo Banks, Patrick Cahill, Betty Christie, Fergal Flanagan, Bridget Flinn, Edward Freeney, Michael Gemmell, Olivia Hayes, Tomas King, Vincent Lambe, Pamela Leonard, Padraig Lynch, John O’Flynn, Tom Roche, Tom Scott, Tom Ryan PPRHA and Club President Aidan Hickey. Hickey’s strong and distinctive work ‘Crane Clouds’ was chosen to illustrate the 2019 exhibition catalogue cover.

For more information see www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie