Pen and ink with watercolor wash on Arches rough watercolor paper. MacCarthy’s Bar, Castletownbere, Beara Peninsula, Ireland. This pub and the owner are featured in the book “MacCarthy’s Bar”. This is the owner of the pub walking her pug dog, but I didn’t know it when I shot the reference. :) This piece was commissioned by a neighbor named McCarthy,he still has many relatives in the town. He tells me a feature film was filmed in Castletownbere last summer and will be released soon.

I specialize in figurative charcoal drawing. My work was recently shown and sold at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Current works delve into the realm of symbolism and magic realism.
All of my drawings are meant to be noble representations of individual subjects, and also bring together a wealth of influences, recognition of art history and myth and a contemporary attitude to create images that are of the moment, but hopefully will also remain relevant in the future.

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  • alykat
    alykatalmost 7 years ago

    great work!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 7 years ago


  • brianboyce50
    brianboyce50almost 7 years ago

    This is special Alice – superb detail.

  • serenity
    serenityalmost 7 years ago


  • meags
    meagsover 6 years ago


  • joshuatree1
    joshuatree1almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful detail and beauty. I bet there are many nights crack in here. Alice well done. I do enjoy your art very much. When I get a little extra cash I will certainly be purchasing several pieces.

    Donate some of your art and save a child’s life!

    I invite all to please visit my Mission Africa Charity website:":

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33over 5 years ago

    Excellent work. Compliments.

  • Thanks Breizh!

    – Alice McMahon

  • Alan Hogan
    Alan Hoganover 5 years ago

    This is excellent work Alice. The window relections really make it special.

  • I appreciate your comment Alan. I’m not very accomplished with watercolor, but it was what the customer ordered. :)

    – Alice McMahon

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyabout 5 years ago

    wonderful image and great to have the story inspiring it

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