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Wildlife, landscapes, seascapes and Irish life paintings in oils and acrylics by county Clare, Ireland, artist Avril Brand

Originally from South Africa, we have been living in Ireland for many years. I am a self-taught artist. I started painting in the 1980’s at first using acrylics and several years later found the medium I love to work in: oils.

Nowadays, I only work in oils and love the rich, creamy texture and brilliant colours.

We live in a very peaceful and beautiful rural area of county Clare, close to the sea and amongst the friendliest people in the world.

Although I enjoy painting landscapes, seascapes and especially Irish Life, my greatest passion is for wildlife. Conservation and animal welfare is extremely important and nothing upsets me more than animal abuse or the needless slaughter of wildlife.

Please visit my website and blog for more photographs of my art. Unfortunately, most of my paintings are long gone and I regrettably never took good quality photographs of them.

Thank you
Avril Brand

Wildlife, landscapes and Irish life paintings by Avril Brand

  • Joined: July 2008

Journal

In memory of my friend, John Quinn

In memory of my friend, John Quinn / who died tragically on Sunday 11 July 2010. John was a kind, soft-spoken and generous man and I am so sorry that he will never get to see this painting that was done from one of his beautiful photographs. / John was a talented photographer and his passing is a great loss, not only to his friends and family but also to County Clare. We will always remember you…
Posted about 4 years – 21 comments

Exhibition of oil paintings by my students!!

“Art is for Everyone” / Exhibition of Oil Paintings by County Clare Artists / 18th February to 12th March 2010 / Kilrush Library / Opening night: 18th February at 8pm / All Welcome! / This is will the second exhibition of oil paintings by my students and I am so proud of each and every one! There will be approximately 82 paintings done on course during 2009. This year we will also hav…
Posted over 4 years – 4 comments

Why I have neglected you all so much....

It’s been a while since I could add new works and visit RB… and I really miss my friends here. / Truth is, I have been a bit ill… and very worried too. I don’t exactly know how to say this as I did not want to explain but I decided perhaps I need to tell you why I have been away for so long… / Well… besides being busy with teaching and painting – which he…
Posted over 4 years – 10 comments

We must appreciate each day

My heart breaks for my dearest friend who lost her beloved so tragically. I will never find the words to say how much I feel her sadness but can only be there for her whenever she needs me. Death does not always give us the chance to say goodbye. / An Irish Prayer / Death is nothing at all. / It does not count. / I have only slipped away into the next room. / Everything remains as it was. / The o…
Posted about 5 years – 8 comments